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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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  • Average42%
  • Poor12%
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“iconic statue” (89 reviews)
“life size” (61 reviews)
“nice walk” (184 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
Langelinie, Copenhagen 2100, Denmark
Inner Oesterbro
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Reviewed today via mobile

We visited the little mermaid statue as it is a famous landmark in Copenhagen. Unfortunately it was full of tourists climbing on the statue , talking hundreds of selfies posing with the peace sign and generally bus loads of rude tourists.

Thank Darren B
Reviewed yesterday

The Mermaid is major tourist attraction due to its history and notoriety. The statue itself is rather small and the site location when we visited was crowded. Getting a photo without some strangers head or body part in the photo proved a challenge. Additionally harbor...More

Thank Eagle525
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Overall, there's not much to see. However, it's the pleasant walk on a sunny September day, the locals and tourists enjoying her and each other in harmony. People being stupid and funny on the rocks. All this makes a walk to the mermaid so worthwhile....More

Thank jjpuck
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Biked our way to the water and were about to turn around when I decided to check it out why all those chinese people were standing there taking selfies and voila, I discovered the little statue! Its nice.

Thank Febe R
Reviewed yesterday

Not much to see but the history is there. We saw it from our boat tour and that was plenty. Glad we didn't make the extra effort.

Thank Kathy53Usa
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Unimpressive in itself but its history and sentimental value to the Danes make it worthy of a visit.

Thank kevinbreen01
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nothing much... jus a mermaid statue. You can read abt the story before going down to take pic. It's exactly what you see from the website. I won't recommend my friends to go. Sorry.

Thank Rose5566
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Little Mermaid is considered to be a must see place in Copenhagen. Just visit, see and enjoy the surroundings, nice park and wonderful nature.

Thank Vadim L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It's a smallish statue on a rock like two feet from the stairs in a see wall and there's a mass of people around. It's near the cruse ships and a short walk from much better things to see, but if your already here you...More

Thank Owen S
Reviewed 3 days ago

It's really strange how this plain sculpture became a symbol of a city with so many other wonderful attractions.

Thank Damir S
Inner Oesterbro
Home to the largest number of embassies in Copenhagen,
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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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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
28 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.