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The Little Mermaid

Langelinie on the harbor, Copenhagen 2004, 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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  • Average41%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible4%
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“life size” (58 reviews)
“nice walk” (173 reviews)
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Langelinie on the harbor, Copenhagen 2004, Denmark
Inner Oesterbro
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Reviewed 3 days ago

No matter how many times you have been there, it is still quite impressive. A must if you visit this city. A nice walk to and from downtown.

Thank Graciela A
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lovely statue and very close to the shore so you can take very good pictures. She is only life-size though, so you will be disappointed if you're expecting something spectacular.

Thank Philippa S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It is ok. I didn't take any pictures there. Just a stature near the water. They are long lines to take pictures. Don't really recommend it.

Thank gelsialb
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It's just a statue of a mermaid. Unless your interested in the historical or cultural significance of the monument the walk around the sculpture park next to it is more relaxing

Thank TomAndBeth2017
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It's a pretty little statue and famous too. Unfortunately too many tourist around. Maybe the flow of the tourist must be control to let every visitor have a great moment of time there

Thank Gregorius S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

She Is much smaller than i thought. One of the stops on our bike tour. I like the folklore behind her sculpture.

Thank Bonnie C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was cool to see; a definite must-visit, but it's a pretty small statue and surrounded by dozens of tourists at any given moment. It took about 10 minutes to get a clean photo of her without bumbling humans trying to mount her. It's also...More

Thank Brandie P
Reviewed 4 days ago

I was shocked of the amount of people drawn to this landmark. I was expecting to find a bigger statue but It's actually pretty small of what I was expecting. There was a lovely ice cream shop close to the statue and since it's on...More

Thank Karla L
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Danes don't like the statue and I can understand why. Sadly it's quite underwhelming and surrounded at all times by many tourists trying to take a selfie. If you happen to be in the area, have a look. If not, I wouldn't recommend going...More

Thank Elki_85
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was one of our pre-cruise stops and we were able to see The Little Mermaid from both land and water. From the land side there were probably 100-200 people in a fairly confined space taking pictures. Many went down the rocks and were very...More

Thank Bill B
Inner Oesterbro
Home to the largest number of embassies in Copenhagen,
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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
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We are cruising in June Do you know if Statue is in walking distance from port Many Thanks
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:)
How far of a walk is it from where the cruise ships dock?
3 May 2016|
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Response from Ken L | Reviewed this property |
It was less than 10 minutes from our berth.
Tereza S
Hello, I have a question - is it paid?
2 March 2016|
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Response from JudgeJu |
It is free. You just see it a few meters away when you walk down by the water on "Langelinie", or on your way to the park; you can take a few steps down on rocks to get close and take a picture.