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The Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue), Copenhagen

Categories: Monuments, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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Despite its small size, The Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue) serves as one of the city's major symbols. Based on the well-known fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen, this unimposing bronze mermaid is the work of sculptor Edvard Eriksen. Commissioned by Danish beer baron Carl Jacobsen in 1909, the artist modeled the mermaid's face after ballerina Ellen Price and the body after his wife's. The statue miraculously survived the destructive forces of World War II undamaged, becoming a kind of city mascot over the years. With our online itinerary creator, Copenhagen attractions like The Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue) can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Don't expect a super size is small, the place is cozy and is all day crowded from early hours of the morning. You can reach it on foot, it is close to the hotel Admiral and Nyhawn; also you can visit it with the boats tourist that paean by channels. It is a classic in Copenhagen but as a monument it has nothing
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  • Walked out here as part of a 12km wander in my one afternoon in Copenhagen. It isn't huge but combined with a wander around the nearby gardens, kastellat and along the water front in the early evening...  read more »
  • The picture is very beautiful. Though very touristy! The statue stands outside the city at a beautiful park where you also very beautiful walks. What also is very nice is that you have a beautiful skyline at the picture.
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  • A tourist attraction. Not that cool. Will probably disappoint. It is a, actually quite small, sculpture in a non-spectacular area. But the surroundings are nice if you want to take a calm walk around.
  • Totally disappointed & WAY over rated. Ask any locals or anyone who've seen it. Nothing special; in fact the replica @visit Carlsberg is a better package. Ridiculous visitors keep climbing the mermaid nonstop, hoarding the sculpture all day. One have to go so far out with nothing much around just to snap a picture. If your schedule's tight, don't bother.
  • Kobenhavn's "The Little Mermaid (Den lille Havfrue) is a bronze statue by Edvard Eriksen displayed on a rock by the waterside at the Langelinie promenade in the harbor. I thought that the iconic sculpture was beautiful, but much smaller than I expected. Vancouver, Canada's, Stanley Park's "Girl in a Wet Suit" is a homage to Kobenhavn's "The Little Mermaid!"
  • Iconic Denmark. This petite little statue of the HC Andersen fairy tale can easily be found either via a Copenhagen sight seeing bus or if you take a walk along the water past the royal residence and down past the old fort. Often covered in tourists but worth the visit. Don't be surprised by her little size.
  • Small.. And I read, saw (many times, cartoons of differents countries, movies, etc..!)- I have imagine of more beautiful persone! So anyway around good places for walk and make photos...)
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