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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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Langelinie on the harbor, Copenhagen 2004, Denmark
Inner Oesterbro
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Thankfully, we rode bikes out to see the mermaid and didn't spend all that time walking. Huge groups of tourists surrounding (see:blocking) her w cameras. I guess w her torrid history and experience being vandalized, she is something of an attraction (?). So many nice...More

Thank Crowlberg
Reviewed yesterday

Similarly to the Mona Lisa in Paris the Little Mermaid is something that you feel you have to do when visiting Copenhagen. We arrived early thinking it would be nice and quiet however, our visit sadly coincided with a coach load of screaming tourists all...More

Thank SouthernSun73
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The statue is very popular and you might have to wait in line a few minutes to get your photos but it's a great novelty spot and in the middle of a beautiful park - I'd recommend visiting even if the statue wasn't there!! It's...More

Thank hazzamarri2442
Reviewed yesterday

When you go to Copenhagen, everyone will tell you to visit The Little Mermaid. It's a little walk out along the harbor shorelines and when you get there you will be surprised about how underwhelmingly small the statue actually is. The good thing about this...More

Thank HenriRoe
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Not really sure why the Little Mermaid is such a big thing as it is just a very plain statue on a rock in the water! Huge crowds if you get there after about 9 am as bus tours start arriving. You probably " have"...More

Thank Grant B
Reviewed yesterday

We visited The little Mermaid because we were already at the neighborhood. We knew it probably would be the quick visit. There were lot of people and very little to see. It's not worth a trip if you are coming from city center or somewhere...More

Thank Fimilia
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Definitely the biggest let down of a statue/landmark I've seen so far......but you still have to do it! Nice walk along the harbour to get there

Thank Garry M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you want to have a good glimpse of the Little Mermaid, you can't do with with the canal cruise. Do take the bus/boat hop on and hop off to get there or take a bus and walk for 10 mins. It was rather crowded...More

Thank Beng Yen T
Reviewed 2 days ago

You pretty much have to go see the little mermaid, even if it's only to see how small she really is.

Thank Sigurður Þ
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

So what if Disney has made an animated movie of this?! The popularity of this monument is baffling! It is not even a particularly nice statue! Wander through the botanic garden or the Kings garden, or pretty much anywhere in Copenhagen and you will see...More

Thank Slightly_Wst_of_Sane
Inner Oesterbro
Home to the largest number of embassies in Copenhagen,
Inner Oesterbro has Østerbrogade and Nordre
Frihavnsgade streets where shopping for clothes and
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.