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“She is quite little”
Review of The Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid
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Small-Group Walking Tour of Copenhagen
Ranked #47 of 356 things to do in Copenhagen
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Owner description: 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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“She is quite little”
Reviewed February 2, 2013

As her name says The Little Mermaid is actually quite little but nevertheless I believe she is one of the most pictured statues in Copenhagen :) There is always somebody taking a picture with Andersen's heroine so you might wait a few minutes until you can have a shoot at her :) Big tip: do not come here at night since there are no lights around the statue and you will probably not find her.

Visited November 2012
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“just a tourist bucketlist thing”
Reviewed January 31, 2013

it was nice to have seen this famous statue.
Coming back i see a lot of complaints about it being "so small".
as it is called "the little mermaid" i wasn't expecting it to be huge, wich would have been weird in my opinion.

Visited January 2013
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“Copenhagen mermaid”
Reviewed January 29, 2013

You wouldnt want to miss it if you have made the effort to visit Copenhagen. It is a nice walk along the coast. The mermaid is exactly that, a mermaid, quite small and unassuming. When I visited the sea was freezing around her and the rocks nearby (it was minus 17) so didnt hang around too long - you certainly couldnt spend an hour looking at her. She has been defaced many times in her life time but you wouldnt know.... You can get close to the statue as she is not protected, wheelchair users could also get close - close enough for a good photograph.

Visited January 2013
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“Mass tourism”
Reviewed January 29, 2013 via mobile

We went to see the mermaid since we were on our bikes. When we came close we saw all the tourist busses pouring out people to see the mermaid. There were about 20 people around her at any given time, so all you can get is a group photo with strangers. I imagine that this would be a much nicer place in the winter...

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“the statue looks ordinary but it symbolizes something greater”
Reviewed January 28, 2013

I grew up reading the fairy tales penned by Hans Christian Andersen, so when we were planning our vacation in Copenhagen, The Little Mermaid was on my must-see list. To be honest, I was a little disappointed to see how small and ordinary-looking she was, especially after trekking a few miles in the cold and windy January weather to see this attraction. However, as I took in the view of the statue set against the rocks and the cold blue sea, I began to appreciate it more and more. The Little Mermaid represents something greater than herself, perhaps the country itself, perhaps Danish literature. I also like the fact that she is the size of a human, not bigger, and was perched on the rocks with no surrounding fence, ticket booths, or souvenir shops. It is like she is a part of the coastline, sitting on the rocks while dreaming to become a human girl. The scene evokes a feeling of sadness but it remains true to the sentiments of the story of The Little Mermaid. I think this is well worth a visit if you go to Copenhagen.

Visited January 2013
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