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The Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue)

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Address: Langelinie on the harbor, Copenhagen 2004, Denmark
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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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A statue with some history behind it, draws a low of tourists for a quick photo and then off they go for the many more holiday snaps.. not much to see but part of the culture so a... read more

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A statue with some history behind it, draws a low of tourists for a quick photo and then off they go for the many more holiday snaps.. not much to see but part of the culture so a must do!

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Small statue in the middle of nowhere. Ran past it as it's on a coastal path but I would be annoyed if I had wasted time going to it from the centre of Copenhagen.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Even though many people have been disappointed by the Little Mermaid, I think it was lovely and did not disappointed me at all, she is small as she should be, because, after all, she is the LITTLE Mermaid :) I would advise you going around sunset time

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A very small bronze statue which you can easily oversee. We were specifically looking for this possible top sight of the city. After finally finding it, we were utterly dsiappointed, as we found a small statue at the rocky beach. Not a must see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visitors can't come to Copenhagen without seeing this attraction. She's smaller than we expected and we were luck we arrived before 11am because we managed to get lots of photos without too many people being present. However, as we were about to leave, the bus trips began to arrive!! You can also see this by taking the canal tour but... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is one of those attractions that you have to see if you go to Copenhagen but to be honest it is not worth it. The mermaid is a small statue at the edge of the water in a very cold, exposed area. At least you do not have to pay!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The statue itself is lovely, but small (hence the Little I suppose lol) It's quite far out of the city centre, we took the tour bus, they stop and park for 5 or 10 minutes so that you can take some pictures. There's a small cafe, and nothing else. I visited in early February, and it was freezing cold there... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

found signs but then they disappeared, actually went past it without knowing so had to ride back, you cant see it from the road-look for the crowd of people instead, its slippy but there are some steps, was only about 15 people there and took ages for everyone to stand there to do there selfies so u have to be... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a nice walk to get to this piece of artwork. Not much else's there however. But I suppose you have to go and see it. Read also it seems to be picked on a fair bit. Statue has had its head cut off a few times over the years.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The statue itself is far from being impressive. Regarded as part of the park ensemble it looks really pretty and romantic. The location is not the most convenient, still it's easily accessible by public transportation

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