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The Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue)

Langelinie on the harbor, Copenhagen 2004, Denmark (Indre By)
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Ranked #70 of 209 Attractions in Copenhagen
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Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Libraries
Traveler Description: Location: Langelinie (Copenhagen Harbor Promenade); 2100 København Ø  Hans Christian Andersen wrote “The Little Mermaid” in 1837. It is a fairy tale... more »
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London, England, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

As a child I was mesmerised by the story of the little mermaid - so when I came to Copenhagen I had to see her. Underwhelming to say the least. I am sorry to say that she does not live up to her hype. Go see her if you must, but it's a bun fight to get close to her.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

She's been given a bad rap. She's too small, she's been vandalized, but the overall effect is marvelous. She sadly sits, forlornly looking out at sea, and the harbour is huge! She's lovely, well worth a visit!

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Manama, Bahrain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Little Mermaid is a long walk from the Amalienborg palace along the harbour. There is nothing to see except the statue and surprisingly found it very crowded. However worth a visit when in Copenhagen and is free.

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Sydney Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

When in Copenhagen..... You always go and see the attractions that a country is well known for, the ones in the travel magazines. It's a statue on a rock but we went and saw the statue on the rock. I like the other mermaid just up and around the corner from the little mermaid. It's how they thought the little... More

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Izmir, Turkey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

This little statue is really attract tourist's attention, but I must say that it has nothing special :) Of course you can visit this mermaid and take photo because of being symbol of Copenhagen. So, 2 minutes is enough to see her :)

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BC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

I know this is iconic, but it is not really much. It is a nice sculpture depicting the story, but in my opinion not worth the trek to see it an brave the crowds. And all the people who have to get right up to the statue for a picture make the scene more missable. There are other attractions and... More

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MUMBAI
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Since we wanted to take full use of the Copenhagen card, we went to see the Mermaid, though it was part of our morning canal trip ( but that was not the frontal view). The area itself is quite away and disjointed from other attractions. It is quite a distance from any of the public transportation unless you have taken... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

If you visit London and don't see Traf Square, or Times Square in New York, people think you are mad. Fact is, neither is that impressive (and I'm a proud Londoner). Same with the Little Mermaid - you have to go, but all you will see is a pretty statue a few feet from the shore surrounded by loads of... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

For such a small statue it is surprising that this is of interest to so many people. Perhaps it is just that this small statue symbolises Copenhagen. Either way, 5 minutes is enough time to spend admiring the statue and taking some pics.

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Shawnee Mission, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

Every city has their thing, and I won't bore you with listing them, but one of Copenhagen's best places to visit is The Little Mermaid; she is in her beautiful way watching the harbor. Visitors of all ages and nationalities adore her as I do every time I visit Copenhagen. She is worth the visit.

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