The Little Mermaid
The Little Mermaid
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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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Neighbourhood: Inner Oesterbro
Home to the largest number of embassies in Copenhagen, Inner Oesterbro has Østerbrogade and Nordre Frihavnsgade streets where shopping for clothes and modern Danish design is a must, particularly if you're not on at budget. There exists a great array of cafés and restaurants, from the reasonably priced to pricier Michelin ones. Fælledparken, one of the largest recreational areas in Denmark, is a park home to the Copenhagen Carnival as well as one of the world’s largest relay runs, with thousands of teams competing over several days.
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FoodFanMan26
Liverpool, UK100 contributions
Jan 2023 • Solo
I wouldn't say don't go there but, be prepared to be severely underwhelmed!

It's just a tiny statue stuck on a rock a short distance from the main shoreline and typically subject to graffiti.
Written 2 February 2023
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John Scott M
Nashville, TN17 contributions
Jan 2023
A near perfect representation of Copenhagen--understated and unassuming. I would not budget much time here but it is kind of worth seeing. Quite, small but having now returned it is the first question everyone has asked me since returning home--"Did you see it?" "Yep!" Good news--Copenhagen is quite a compact city and you can swing by here on the way to functionally anything else or make her its own adventure, just about a 2 min one.
Written 30 January 2023
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Passports and Us
United Kingdom30 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
She is iconic and you’ll find her everywhere, in souvenir shops, on the front of post cards and advertised at other tourist attractions. It’s a must see when you’re in Copenhagen but as you’d expect it can get a little crazy at times, get their early if you’re hoping to avoid the madness and get a picture without having to wait. It’s also worth noting that the steps down to the statue are on the rough side, made from boulders and other rocks so wear sensible shoes and watch your step.
Written 28 January 2023
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dbinhou7511
Houston, TX1,268 contributions
Jul 2022
It seems to be a must-stop for most tourists in Copenhagen, but if you miss it, you won't be disappointed. It's just a statue of a mermaid on the waterfront. Walking there from downtown will be more interesting than taking the tour bus there.
Written 23 January 2023
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Rich TT
Droitwich, UK168 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples
It is what it is, great to see and quiet times around mid afternoon. We went during bad weather so was even quieter and getting a picture wasn’t an issue
Written 18 January 2023
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Kendall K
755 contributions
Dec 2022 • Couples
If you don’t go see the Little Mermaid then you’ll never leave Copenhagen!! Just kidding… this famous statue is quick and easy to see, doesn’t take a lot of planning or effort. Get it done on your first day in the city so you can explore the other great things Copenhagen has to offer.
Written 12 January 2023
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Michael T
Chelmsford, UK935 contributions
Oct 2022
I'm glad I made the effort to go and see this but it was a little bit of a let down. It was far smaller than I expected and it was difficult to get good pictures due to the amount of people. But as I say, worth going to view if you can.
Written 6 January 2023
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neilwatson54
Blackpool, UK757 contributions
Dec 2022
Stopped off to view the Little Mermaid
on the bus tour. Bus stopped let passengers off
to see Little Mermaid. Glad I’ve seen her
but a little underwhelming.
Written 3 January 2023
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Ben White
Northampton, UK1,586 contributions
Dec 2022 • Couples
I’ve got to be honest, I’m glad I’ve seen it because I feel like you’ve got to when visiting Cooenhagen. But there’s not a lot to do there and will only need to spend all of five minutes here. As it’s next to the Kastellet- Star Fortress, you can have a wonder around there whilst at the end of town.
It was very busy, so trying to get a picture of it or next to it was a bit difficult due to the crowd.
Overall, it’s quite small so don’t expect a massive sculpture but I feel like it’s a must see whilst in Copenhagen.
Written 31 December 2022
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Expatom
Seattle, WA37 contributions
Oct 2022
Our cruise boat went by it, so we only saw the back of this rather small statue. A few tourists were on land taking photos, but really what's the point? Not worth a special effort.
Written 27 December 2022
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