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.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

The Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue)

Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Neighborhoods
Neighborhoods
Get directions
Address: Langelinie on the harbor, Copenhagen 2004, Denmark
Phone Number: 06
Website
Today
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Description:

Born of a fairy tale by Danish author Hans Christian Andersen, the statue...

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 the World's Fair in Shanghai.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
$45.97*
and up
Small-Group Copenhagen City Walking Tour
More Info
$120.00*
and up
Private Copenhagen Walking Tour
More Info
$59.10*
and up
Private Tour: Copenhagen Full-Day Walking Tour

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 7,877 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 742
    Excellent
  • 1217
    Very good
  • 1883
    Average
  • 599
    Poor
  • 214
    Terrible
Smaller than imagined

If you are in Copenhagen,then it's one of the main things to see. We walked for about an hour to find it. It was quite small! Not what I had imagined. It was a gift from Carl... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
M111APD
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

7,877 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 4,655: English reviews
Level Contributor
47 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you are in Copenhagen,then it's one of the main things to see. We walked for about an hour to find it. It was quite small! Not what I had imagined. It was a gift from Carl Jacobsen, the owner of Carlsberg.

Helpful?
Thank M111APD
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

An attraction we needed to visit during our trip, but much smaller than expected and VERY crowded with tourists.

Helpful?
Thank Lulub195
Hartford, Connecticut
Level Contributor
176 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

so,some guy made a tiny statue and put it on a rock. no,disrespect but don't get what the big deal is.

Helpful?
Thank Travelloverdelmundo
Level Contributor
21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice to do and stop is included on the bus trip. Wouldn't go out of my way to visit this attraction but it's nice to have done.

Helpful?
Thank Carol M
Copenhagen, Denmark
Level Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Beutiful but tiny statue in nice surroundings, nice walk along seaside and through Kastellet fortress and other historical views. Can sometime be crouded , lot of photographing, but defenitely a must see when you visit Cph.

Helpful?
Thank makaheno
Stockholm, Sweden
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The little mermaid was not so hard to find, just a bustrip away Copenhagen City but you are seldom alone there, very popular indeed

Helpful?
Thank Lill-Katharina
Miami, Florida
Level Contributor
69 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It's not the most jaw dropping experience but it's worth checking off your list. Just to stroll around the area and wander to the statue is just as good. It's a nice life size statue and while it's congested with tourists it's still has a little magic to it

Helpful?
Thank Lauren S
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
30 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After listening to Danny Kaye singing on the radio since I was a child I was delighted to be able to see the Little Mermaid at last. Rather surprised at its size but non the less beautifully sculpted.

Helpful?
Thank Ros D
Glasgow
Level Contributor
563 reviews
162 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 492 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you want to stand in a queue (even in December) waiting to have your photo taken beside her, that's your choice. You'll have a long wait most days to take one without someone else in it. It's a fairly unscenic walk out but the hop on hop off bus makes a special stop.

Helpful?
Thank fmck49
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Level Contributor
24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Most people get disappointed by the little mermaid, but frankly, it's because their expectations are weird. My friends were like "It's so small"! Well, I thought it was common knowledge it was life-scale. Or "it's just a statue"! Well, YEAH!!! If you loose all the haters, it's the statue has a serene feeling, the tail interpretation is quite peculiar, and... More 

Helpful?
Thank Sava_Ioana

Travelers who viewed The Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue) also viewed

 
Copenhagen, Zealand
 

Been to The Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue)? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of The Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue) and other visitors
4 questions
Ask a question
Sofia, Bulgaria
9 months ago
Madeira Beach, Florida
Glasgow, United Kingdom
over a year ago

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from The Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue) staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?

Staying in Inner Oesterbro

Neighborhood Profile
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 Copenhagen Carnival as well as one of the world’s largest relay runs, with thousands of teams competing over several days.
Explore this neighborhood