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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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It's just a statue

I guess the hoards of tourists is just a byproduct of the fact Copenhagen is synonymous with this statue but it's about 5 seconds worth of amusement and maybe another few to laugh... read more

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

I guess the hoards of tourists is just a byproduct of the fact Copenhagen is synonymous with this statue but it's about 5 seconds worth of amusement and maybe another few to laugh at the tourists struggling to get a good photo. At least they're not allowed to climb on the statue so you don't have to wait for them... More 

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Alicante, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you know what to expect and where to expect it then it's a pleasant surprise. Moreover, if you are familiar with the fairytale you will totally understand why they put it where it is. Try and visit it late in the afternoon; it's more romantic and there are some very nice restaurants nearby ;)

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Essex, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nice tourist place to take picture. You can go by bus (hop on and off). The boat ride shows only back. The little mermaid is on shores of canal. There is only ice cream and souvenir shop. There is Royal Yatch club near by.

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Thank Sanjay R
Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Little Mermaid is much smaller than what you expect (even when the name says small). It's not even the actual statue and it's just a replica. But, it's still worth a visit, since the area is nice and it's so famous.

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Thank Sean_kti
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Well I guess you can't go to Copenhagen without seeing the Little Mermaid but be prepared for at least 4 buses of tourists. Enjoy this for 10 minutes take a picture if you can and move on!!!

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Thank Lawrence S
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Smaller than I thought it would be. I don't think it is worth a visit, you can find nicer statues around Copenhagen and I wouldn't go there again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Of the many statues to see in Copenhagen this is probably the ONE most have on the top of their list. The mermaid is petite and sitting on a boulder out of reach from the crowds.

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Alvin, Texas, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Perhaps it is the location and the stories behind it, but this statue has some wow factor behind it. Great for photo ops in either choppy or still seas. Worth seeing if you are already touring Copenhagen.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I know that she is the symbol of the city, but there are so many better sculptures and sights in the city. On top of that, it's often difficult to even see her through the bus loads of tourists gathered around. Have a look if you are passing or need to 'tick off' the sight, but otherwise enjoy the rest... More 

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Copenhagen Region, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Et nationalklenodie - alle bliver overraskede over, hvor lille hun er, men smukt udført - og så er det jo historien, der er det vigtigste! English: The little mermaid from Hans Christian Andersen's tales - small, but exquisitely done. Prepare yourself: it is smaller than you think. Maybe best viewed from the seaside (tour boats). Esperanto: Statuo de La malgranda... More 

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