The Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue), Copenhagen

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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. Our Copenhagen online tour itinerary planner makes visiting The Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue) and other Copenhagen attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • The statue itself is a disappointment: small and without any appeal. However is located in a delightful Park for strolling, with beautiful gardens and a wonderful landscape. It is worth walking in place, but be prepared to be disappointed with the Little Mermaid.
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  • It already had read... but also if you go to Copenhagen, they say that you can not miss it. We were walking from the Town Hall... too far away and not worth
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  • She’s rather small and unassuming, but very beautiful. Well worth a blustery walk on a very cold day.  more »
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  • It is one of the most famous fairytale from Andersen. The story of little mermaid was very heartbreaking to everyone who heard from their young age. This is simple but dramatic story which is telling people that forgiving and generous will reward you something unexpected goodness. This Little Mermaid statue is the label of Andersen as well as Denmark to be eulogized over the world. However, the head of the statue of always got damaged by the tourist. Hence, the original statue was stored in somewhere else and the shown statue was also displayed in many different locations too.
  • Okay I'm being salty about this, but it was really cold and not worth the long walk. It's probably much better when the wind chill isn't nearing the negatives, but we were the ones who made the bad decision to come in winter. There is a cool area next to the mermaid so at least there is more than the statue. Lots of people taking pictures.
  • The little mermaid, sculpture, great piece of art in honour of Hans Christian Anderson. Sitting atop of the rock nothing else around, just this life size bronze girl. To get to this place you can take a tour or venture out on a local bus, and then walk about 500 meters enjoying the coast along the way.
  • Like a speck in the ocean. Smaller then I ever expected. But lovely sculpture. It kinda does be hard to take a photo of it cause you've lots of tourist swinging out of it! But nice to say you saw it.
  • It’s something to see just to say you ve seen it. Beautiful sculpture but nothing much else around that area and it’s quite a walk to get to it. Hoards of tourists taking snaps as the hop on hop off bus stops there.

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