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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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  • Very good26%
  • Average42%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible4%
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“iconic statue” (93 reviews)
“nice walk” (193 reviews)
“fairy tale” (167 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
Langelinie, Copenhagen 2100, Denmark
Inner Oesterbro
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Reviewed 6 days ago

In spite of a large number of tourists crowding on the shore, the serenity of the statue and its location is amazing. Walking on the shore was amazing!

Thank Ivonne15
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Can’t really visit Copenhagen and not see this statue on the edge of the harbour. She is small but perfectly formed. The most interesting thing really is that the sculptor used a famous ballerina as the model but she was too shy to get naked...More

Thank SMC0904
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If you have time great, but don,t go out of your way. She is small but perfectly formed. The views are not spectacular, but when in Copenhagen!

Thank Niki E
Reviewed 6 days ago

It's just a statue. If you're in the area, stop and take a look but don't make an extra trip just to go see it.

Thank AAHolt
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is an overrated iconic attraction. It is on everyone's must see list. That leads to problems as it attracts huge crowds competing to see the statue. it is far smaller than expected and it is impossible to photograph without having other tourists in the...More

Thank NikoliGogol
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walked for over an hour and very disappointed to find a very small statue. Very surprised as thought this was one of Denmark’s iconic statues.

Thank ghn27
Reviewed 1 week ago

We saw the Little Mermaid statue whilst walking around Copenhagen. It is not a large statue, but is actually larger than we were expecting. The tour buses stop here, so you may have to wait a minute to get a good view, but it is...More

Thank Richard W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We walkewalked here from Tivoli through Stroget and onto the Little Mermaid. Must see place. Close to Kassellet and the Giffion fountain too. Great coffee shop, Mormors close by serving delicious food and drink in unreal surroundings. Hygge at it's best.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nothing special considering this the icon of Denmark, so small and overrated You also have to walk a long way to get to it, worth it? No

Thank ChaseGR
Reviewed 1 week ago

Trekked some distance to view this iconic statue, but had to look long and hard to see it. Rather small, and on the water's edge, and not what I was expecting. Try to get there between tourist buses otherwise its very crowded.

Thank Polly L
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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:)
2 May 2016|
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Response from Ken L | Reviewed this property |
It was less than 10 minutes from our berth.