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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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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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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Mermaid

Another iconic symbol of Copenhagen. Ok but just another statue. Visit if you are around this part but don't go out of your way.

3 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Another iconic symbol of Copenhagen. Ok but just another statue. Visit if you are around this part but don't go out of your way.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great attraction to visit. It is a little crowded on nice says so you might have to wait a little while to get a good pic in but still so worth it.

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

Hans Christian Anderson's little mermaid is an iconic landmark in Copanhagen and worth the visit . While it can be seen on a canal boat ride it is possible to go up close . The path down the sidewalk to the mermaid is uneven so be careful . It's usually full of tourists taking selfies but it is possible to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

She's way off the beaten path and most complain that she is so small, but so is a diamond ring. It is why you have traveled as far as you have, and pursued the adventure which is in your heart! We walked an extra 3 miles that day just to have our brief visit. It was worth it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It's one of those must does while in Copenhagen but not sure what all of the fuss is about. It's a fairly small , not particularly unique statue on the side of the water.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Not sure why so many Japanese tourists were so obsessed with taking photos but it was in a nice location.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

On a sunny day well worth a stroll out to see the The Little Mermaid and they dont call it a little mermaid for no reason! On the day we went it was very busy would imagine it is busy all through the tourist season. However to get there by walking you pass many of Copenhagen's attractions and a nice... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We walked quite a distance to see the mermaid and had been told on several occasions how disappointing it was. However, it was a lovely day and the walk was very pleasant. She was pretty enough. Had a delicious ice-cream nearby.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Symbol of Copenhagen, hence a must. A charming small monument, and a nice place to start walking tour though the city. Drive there, get off, take photos, walk from there to other places. Good sunny weather recommended, otherwise it is a sad place.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This really is one of those box ticking exercises, it isn't a WOW moment and it isn't going to change your life. There is no real history involved it is just symbolic of Copenhagen and used as a focal point when visiting the City. It is really just an area full of snap happy tourists. Copenhagen is more of a... More 

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