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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.
Newcastle, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“is that it "”
Reviewed February 14, 2014

Before we went to Copenhagen i read as much as could find about all the touristy things to do,in the top ten was the mermaid we saw pictures and thought its another sight to see. How disappointed are we,its very small and just,well it was not was not what we expected ,i think if your near it go and see her but if not, its really is not worth going to see

Visited September 2013
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“Not at all disappointing”
Reviewed February 13, 2014

So many people seem to say this is disappointing but I think that the statue is very understated which I would expect from the Danes. It is in quite a strange location as it is not in the main tourist area but as far as I was concerned, you cannot come to Copenhagen without seeing her. Well worth the visit

Visited February 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“Don't miss it, but don't expect too much either”
Reviewed February 11, 2014

Be prepared that when you see the statue, you will most likely feel that it is way smaller than it's iconic status suggests. Nevertheless it's definitely worth seeing, if anything because you can cover of Kastellet (the citadel) as well as the Gefion Fountain in the same instance.

Just make sure you don't see it as part of a river cruise. The boats will stop right in front of the little mermaid but as she has her back facing the riverside, you won't see much of her but instead have groups of tourists standing landside in your photos.

Visited February 2014
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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“Good picture opportunity but that's it”
Reviewed February 10, 2014 via mobile

I personally was desperate to see this statue as it is an iconic statue. I was surprised to see that it was smaller than I expected and not as grand as I thought it would be.
We walked a long way from our hotel and it was a slight anti climax when we got there, however it was another tick on my bucket list of things to do in my life and we have a lovely picture with the mermaid as one of the many memories of Copenhagen which was an amazing trip.
It is a must see while you are there though and there is also beautiful grounds and fountains near by so there is much more to see other than the mermaid.

Visited October 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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“You can't miss it”
Reviewed February 9, 2014

This may be a little underwhelming for some people but it's iconic and one of Denmark's most well known tourist attractions. Very pleasant walk along the waterfront and then you come across this little statue - quite cute!

Visited August 2013
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