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The Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue)

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Address: Langelinie on the harbor, Copenhagen 2004, Denmark
Phone Number: 06
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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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Was expecting more from the icon of copenhagen, a bit of disappointment. The statue was near the land, surrounded by seaweeds and not that appealing. Seems like it's only a way to... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited Copenhagen in July. We took the boat (part of the public transit system) to the nearest station and walked 10 minutes to the little mermaid. It is small but we enjoyed it. There nature around it is so beautiful. ...rather than taking the tour bus, you should walk and see all the beautiful scenery.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Was expecting more from the icon of copenhagen, a bit of disappointment. The statue was near the land, surrounded by seaweeds and not that appealing. Seems like it's only a way to attract tourists and sell them cheap souvenirs

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Loveable cute statue, an interesting figure to visit due to the myth behind this little mermaid 'love conquers all.'

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A little statue of Hans Christian Anderson's little mermaid. It's as depicted but it is often very crowded as many tour groups stop here. It's interesting but I wouldn't beat a path to get there unless you are a huge fan.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A visit to the little mermaid .... lol. We enjoyed a lot the walk from Amalienborg to the little mermaid. Don't go there in the morning the sun will shine right into your camera and the mermaid will be dark in your pictures. Better in late afternoon. Very crowded at all times. Not that special but anyway it is a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It's well worth a walk from the city centre to see this world famous landmark . It was smaller then I expected and right against the shore . Makes good backdrop for photos . Walk back to centre via the quey which is buitiful with dozens of bars and eateries.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was looking forward to this and was rather underwhelmed. It was small, not that impressive and beset by huge crowds taking selfies. Not worth the bother other than to say you say it.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The mermaid is pretty. Unfortunately the hundreds of humans around it are not. It's a multi-national rugby scrum of unpleasantness, where anything goes. My advise, go at dawn!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was warned that it would be a disappointment but I felt I couldn't go to Copenhagen and not see it. We viewed the back of the statue when on a boat trip and then the front via a Hop-On Hop-Off bus which obligingly stops long enough for you to get off to see the statue and then get back... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Although from the boat cruise you see the back of the statue rather than the front, that still seemed preferable to the huge crowds that were lined up to take a photons land. Iconic yes, but worth making a special trip for?...I doubt it.

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