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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.
  • Excellent17%
  • Very good26%
  • Average41%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible4%
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“iconic statue” (118 reviews)
“life size” (72 reviews)
“nice walk” (220 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Langelinie, Copenhagen 2100, Denmark
Inner Oesterbro
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"iconic statue"
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"life size"
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"nice walk"
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"fairy tale"
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"hop on hop off bus"
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"hans christian anderson"
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"visiting copenhagen"
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"harbour"
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Reviewed today

It's a statue. Of the little mermaid. I am not sure how something like this could be either excellent or terrible. I mean, it is just a statue, of the little mermaid, in the middle of Copenhagen.

Thank James S
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Not as large as I thought it would be. Long walk for the site. Might want to think about renting a bike in this town.

Thank DEEANN D
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Reviewed yesterday

Well... it is a statue, on a few pieces of rock... It is indeed one of the landmark, it's kinda "been there, took photo, done that" attraction. 500 metres from it is a fake/weird/alien mermaid statue though.... made me wasted 20 mins walk though.

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Reviewed yesterday

We went to Copenhagen as part of a Baltic Cruise and whilst there wanted to visit the famous Little Mermaid which is positioned in Langelinie near one of the cruise ports. We walked miles to find it because you don't go to Copenhagen and not...More

Thank mandie89
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Reviewed yesterday

Visited here recently its a lovely area and the statue is larger than I was lead to believe, its quite easily accessible for photos and also the surrounding area is pretty. There is a souvenir shop and also coffe sellers , places to sit and...More

Thank Nigel H
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Reviewed yesterday

i would not recommend going to the little mermaid bc first of all it is not close to central station or nyhaven. it's just crowded and there is not a special history behind the mermaid. if you have a lot of time in copenhagen drive...More

Thank quakiix3
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

One to tick off the tourism list, but you won’t need to spend more than a few minutes looking at it. Given it’s a statue on a rock I doubt anyone plans to anyway. But of a walk but not miles and there was a...More

Thank Alex P
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I was told don't be disappointed by its size! Well its life size - was my friend expecting a 40' state! Very lovely setting in the harbour

Thank Alan E
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Everyone wants to see the real Little Mermaid when they go to Copenhagen, but it is much smaller than we expected and it was so crowed we could barely get close enough to get a picture of it.

Thank Katie W
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This may be the most "oversold" attraction I have ever seen. It was just a small statue on a small rock. Even the story behind it is likely a myth. However, if you consider the statue as just one of the attractions on a beautiful...More

Thank Harry S
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nonuLudhiana
July 6, 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
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wwotn
January 27, 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:)
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swoosh2
May 2, 2016|
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Response from Ken L | Reviewed this property |
It was less than 10 minutes from our berth.
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