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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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Many tourist guides warn that isn’t much to this famous attraction and they are right to do so. One can’t, however, go to Copenhagen without seeing her, so, stop by, take some... read more

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Copenhagen's No1 tourist attraction is a bit of a let down really, perched on a rock in a kind of bizarre location the little mermaid seems to draw everyone who visits Copenhagen to her but in reality she's just a small little figure plonked on a rock a fair walk out of the city centre. There's nothing much to do... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Many tourist guides warn that isn’t much to this famous attraction and they are right to do so. One can’t, however, go to Copenhagen without seeing her, so, stop by, take some quick photos, and move on to the fantastic nearby Kastellet.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

You will get what you see. A small statue on a rock. Not more not less. Good for a walk along the harbour and a pic. On the way you could see an old military building in starshape like the zitadelle of berlin and so many other citys.

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this was the whole reason for our trip to Copenhagen both kids disappointed by this statue very small not worth the hassle to find this in my opionion

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It is nice to see but a lot of tourist are taking pictures all the time. So it is not a really quite spot tough. Very clean!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Loved the little mermaid, this was one of my favourite stories when I was growing up and one of my must see when visiting Copenhagen. She is a lot smaller than I imagined but still lovely to see.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nothing to see here, if you are short of time then there is a lot better things you could be doing. Visited by bike initially as then it was also a stop on the canal boat tour. Does make for a nice photo I suppose...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I don't understand why people are disappointed with this attraction or what they are actually expecting. The Little Mermaid is exactly what she should be. She's small and beautiful. The statue is perfect for what the mermaid represents. I loved seeing her in the flesh.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My daughter wanted to go and visit statue of Little Mermaid and it was very late at night and very dark. We took her anyway, and we were. Pleasantly surprise how many visitors were there late at night. Very safe place just like rest of country

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This statue was one of Copenhagen's main attraction but once I reached the venue, I was so suprised it was a small statue placed on a pile of rocks. If u just want to see the statue n take some photos, do it while you are on hop on, hop off bus tour. The bus stop for five minutes for... More 

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