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The Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue)

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Address: Langelinie on the harbor, Copenhagen 2004, Denmark
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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.

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The little mermaid statue is an iconic piece in copenhagen and I am glad I went to see her but for me it didn't quiet capture me as much as I thought it would. It was very busy... read more

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

Well thank god i live in a country where ANCIENT is written in big letters. Historical point of view=0 It is just a little mermaid sitting on a rock not bigger than your kitchen table and guess what,there many more exciting bronze statues in Copenhagen that this! There is nothing magical about it. The only exciting : Are the parks... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The little mermaid statue is an iconic piece in copenhagen and I am glad I went to see her but for me it didn't quiet capture me as much as I thought it would. It was very busy with tourists and it just put me off with alot of people pushing their way in front of others trying to get... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Quite a walk to get here, but you can't come to Copenhagen without seeing her. Statue is small, and skyline behind is not very nice - industrial - so crouch down when taking her photo. Nice walk back to city thru the park & barracks.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Perhaps not the most exciting attraction but it's iconic and is set in a location with other nice sights close by. When put all together, it's worth a wander down.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

so small but so perfect, and just one of those iconic sites you just have to go and see, consolation is that one the way to see the mermaid, if you walk from the city centre, there are lots of sights on the way to take in, which all adds to the whole experience, it's much smaller than I was... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Have been here twice and enjoyed both times, the tourists boats were good and I would go their again

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Was a bit surprised at how small the statue really was well worth a visit a lovely walk along the waterfront to see the statue , was very busy here but still got a good view of the statue

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The famous statue is situated a little way out of the city centre but worth the visit- beautiful sculpted and with an interesting story behind it

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Is a lit bit far, but you can take a Uber and spend around 56-70kroner (from Central St), small statue, but there has a good space to walk and take beautiful pictures

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

it's funny to see an iconic character juxtaposed in front of a river with an industrial park on the opposite shore.

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