We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All photos (7,231)
Full view
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent17%
  • Very good26%
  • Average42%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible4%
Travelers talk about
“iconic statue”(165 reviews)
“nice walk”(251 reviews)
“fairy tale”(218 reviews)
Born of a fairy tale by Danish author Hans Christian Andersen, the statue incarnation of the Little Mermaid has watched over Copenhagen's harbor since 1913. In 2010, Den Lille Havfrue, as she is known in Danish, left her post to represent Denmark at...more
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
As featured in Copenhagen on a Budget
Langelinie, Copenhagen 2100, Denmark
Inner Oesterbro
Improve This Listing
Reviews (15,648)
Filter reviews
8,743 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Traveler rating
Show reviews that mention
All reviews iconic statue nice walk fairy tale hop on hop off bus taking pictures hans christian anderson visiting copenhagen shore symbol rocks harbour land denmark nyhavn
Selected filters
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 8,743 reviews
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went as we had heard about it not worth it. Rest of Copenhagen was great but this was really disappointing. Waste of an hour walking there and back.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank richardwX8062AV
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It’s one of the things you need to have seen...but it was far from impressing...much more impressing were the shipyards and ships in the background.

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank TheRealGelatoGirl
Reviewed 2 days ago

Yeah, nice sculpture. The factories in the background do not make it particularly photogenic. On top tourist climbing all over the place make it even less pleasing. Next time maybe early in the morning...

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank GourmandTrashPanda
Reviewed 2 days ago

Everything else you read here is true, yes it's small and none of the postcard show you the ugly, industrial buildings behind her. And when it gets crowed you need to use your elbows for that one shot where you pretend to be alone (in...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Dirk_VDA
Reviewed 3 days ago

The mermaid is almost unnoticeable tiny status setting on a rock by the sea shore. Good to see when in Copenhagen but do not feel bad if not having a chance to do so.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank sedqibukhamsin2
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

In Copenhagen so had to go. Not that brilliant small statue on a rock in a grey sea. Quite a walk from the metro. Maybe would be more appealing on a warm day

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Mplipm
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What a huge disappointment! Two large Cruise boats in & there were bus loads of people stopping to take photos, plus the statue was in a pretty uninteresting area.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 44patrice
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Nice walk along the water front to get to the mermaid. She was slightly underwhelming. Much smaller than you imagine. A lot of tourists around her so quite tricky to get a good picture

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Jester1603
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Little Mermaid is very little and very very crowded. Saw it from a boat, it was fine, full of tourists, so, not really something that needs to be on a bucket list.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank KWS63
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

You mist see that little lady(?) when you visit copenhagen. She is so special sitting there close to the water in the middle if nowhere. Just so not only take photoes of her - have a good lokk at her attitude and expressions

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank lor605
View more reviews
Inner Oesterbro
Home to the largest number of embassies in Copenhagen,
Inner Oesterbro has Østerbrogade and Nordre
Frihavnsgade streets where shopping for clothes and
modern Danish design is a must, particularly if you're
not on at budget. There exists a great array of cafés
and restaurants, from the reasonably priced to pricier
Michelin ones. Fælledparken, one of the largest
recreational areas in Denmark, is a park home to the
Nearby HotelsSee all 125 nearby hotels
Adina Apartment Hotel Copenhagen
1,459 reviews
.42 miles away
Babette Guldsmeden - Guldsmeden Hotels
827 reviews
.44 miles away
First Hotel Esplanaden
148 reviews
.45 miles away
Hotel Osterport
160 reviews
.49 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 3,190 nearby restaurants
Grilleriet Kobenhavn
18 reviews
.36 miles away
Restaurant Mastek
15 reviews
.32 miles away
The Pescatarian
281 reviews
.36 miles away
223 reviews
.32 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 1,105 nearby attractions
Glostrup Shoppingcenter
7 reviews
.19 miles away
1,403 reviews
.27 miles away
St. Alban's Church
598 reviews
.30 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
January 11, 2019|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from nigel481 | Reviewed this property |
the mermaid is an easy stroll from the normal cruise dock
July 6, 2017|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from Oscar W | Reviewed this property |
can get very busy so I would suggest early in the day to try and avoid the crowds. there are no time restrictions as it is an open area
Catherine H
January 27, 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from moreandmoretryp | Reviewed this property |
Yes,it is. You dont have to worry about the distince in Copenhagen, you can go by walk, by bike and everything it's close to you. Enjoy:)