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The Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue)

Langelinie, Copenhagen 2100, Denmark
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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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“iconic statue” (92 reviews)
“nice walk” (189 reviews)
“fairy tale” (161 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
Langelinie, Copenhagen 2100, Denmark
Inner Oesterbro
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Reviewed today

Probably the most overrated touristic attraction of the city. It´s quite far from any point of interest, and once you reach it you see mostly dozens of tourists trying to get a selfie with the mermaid. Not worth

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Reviewed yesterday

This is an icon from your childhood. Located on the banks of the harbor, facing the shore, in a lovely park. The patina of the sculpture fits the location and the image perfectly. This wonderful work of art has been the target of vandals and...More

Thank tblevins2017
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It's not an attraction... it's a statue. Unless you're a fan of the artist then it's not worth going out of your way for. As part of a longer walk then absolutely stop by the Little Mermaid; but no idea why it's such a prominent...More

Thank James K
Reviewed yesterday

had 10 or 15 minutes off the Hop On Hop Off bus to take photos. Totally the right amount of time to see the iconic statue. Glad we saw it but didn't have to go out of our way for it!

Thank Julie S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It's a good idea to go there early,because it's a place with a lot of tourists. Maybe you should read the fairytale of the little mermaid before which creates a whole other atmosphere. After that its great to take a walk down to nyhavn right...More

Thank minnscho
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Small and modest but charming in its simplicity and pose. The surrounding park is very beautiful, too.

Thank EijaMaija
Reviewed 3 days ago

Was on the Hop on Hop Off Bus Tour and made a stop by the water's edge to see "The Little Mermaid" It was interesting but a little sad too! Beautiful day in Copenhagen that day!!

Thank Bonnie-Buckeye
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It's not the original statue, it's very small, and you'll barely be able to see it at all because of the enormous crowds of tourists taking selfies next to it. See it because it's famous and you kind of feel obliged to, but it's not...More

Thank GandalfTheDrunk
Reviewed 4 days ago

Copenhagen and The Little Mermaid are inextricably linked, there is no denying it, so you are required to go see it. There was a huge crowd there, a tour bus full of tourists from Japan, even on this late September day. The statue is small...More

Thank Ron S
Reviewed 4 days ago

Hans Christian Anderson (1805-1875) wrote a lovely story about the final trauma of love misspent.The Little Mermaid statue is as unassuming and wonderful as the story. The statue only has meaning if the storyline is understood.The location of the Mermaid on the rock by the...More

Thank David W
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6 July 2017|
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Response from Oscar W | Reviewed this property |
can get very busy so I would suggest early in the day to try and avoid the crowds. there are no time restrictions as it is an open area
27 January 2017|
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Response from moreandmoretryp | Reviewed this property |
Yes,it is. You dont have to worry about the distince in Copenhagen, you can go by walk, by bike and everything it's close to you. Enjoy:)
3 May 2016|
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Response from Ken L | Reviewed this property |
It was less than 10 minutes from our berth.