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The Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue)

Langelinie, Copenhagen 2100, Denmark
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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.
  • Excellent17%
  • Very good26%
  • Average41%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible4%
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“iconic statue” (117 reviews)
“life size” (72 reviews)
“nice walk” (215 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Langelinie, Copenhagen 2100, Denmark
Inner Oesterbro
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"nice walk"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My wife and I bikes to see the famous Little Mermaid statue, and it was interesting, but frankly, for all the hundreds of people nearby getting close and taking pictures, I didn’t quite understand the draw. It was much smaller than I expected. If you’re...More

Thank Jack E
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is definitely a must see destination in Copenhagen however i would recommend you get there early to stand any chance of getting a decent photo as it gets absolutely hectic here will bus loads arriving every few minutes in high season that said it...More

Thank Blair H
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Reviewed yesterday

I think many people are disappointed by just how small it is. But it's so iconic to Copenhagen that if you can see it, you should. But don't set you expectations too high.

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Reviewed yesterday

This was a nice sight but very crowded. It is a must see in Copenhagen but you can see this from a canal tour boat just as well. What was nice was the Cidel around the corner from here. This has original buildings from 1700's,...More

Thank MattJane
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Reviewed yesterday

I get it, you have to come here and take a picture right? Honestly, it is not worth it. Spend you time doing something else. Copenhagen has SO MUCH MORE to offer than a small sculpture of a mermaid.

Thank Flymia
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Reviewed yesterday

A must see if you are in Denmark but very overrated. It was very crowded when i visited and people pushing and shoving each other to try and get a photograph. I managed to get a photo,have a quick look at The Little Mermaid and...More

Thank Phillip H
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Located very close to the cruise terminal we walked to it before we boarded. Pretty little statue in a very weird location, just next to a wall on the port side. Sadly when we got there, the crowds had surrounded and her and Japanese tourists...More

Thank Nozzer_on_tour
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nice statue of the Mermaid and vendors were there so you could get a copy in different sizes. Park was well kept.

Thank Linda G
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It's actually easy to get to via public transit, but you need to watch out for the tour buses that all come by. We went during the late afternoon (to avoid the buses), and it was pretty quiet (maybe 20 people) so it was pretty...More

Thank Kevin W
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The statue was pretty but the little park was way to crowded. I thought the other fountain or Gefjun the Norse Goddess was cooler. If not for the crowd I’d have given it 4 .

Thank Patricia A
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nonuLudhiana
July 6, 2017|
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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
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wwotn
January 27, 2017|
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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:)
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swoosh2
May 2, 2016|
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Response from Ken L | Reviewed this property |
It was less than 10 minutes from our berth.
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