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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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  • Very good26%
  • Average42%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible4%
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“iconic statue” (84 reviews)
“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 yesterday 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 yesterday

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 yesterday 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 yesterday

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
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Not worth wasting your time. It is a little far from the city and is certainly not Making any effort to go and see it

Thank Vandana A
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visit early to avoid masses of visitors wanting to take photos of the iconic statue. Surrounding area has gardens and fountains which are well worth a visit.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 days ago

... as long as you do not have expectations. The sculpture was not originally meant to become the focus of the city, so do not complain if it's too small, too crowded, etc. It's just there.

Thank Ricardo T
Reviewed 2 days ago

We knew that The Little Mermaid was very small, yet we were surprised to see it close up from a boat tour, and realized that it was smaller than we'd expected. In the late afternoon, it was mobbed by bus tour groups and was so...More

Thank RAINBOW1
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

You just have to go. If you're a fan of The Little Mermaid or a slight Disney fan, you have to go. I rated it as average because it is literally a statue on the water. But I will say it has a sense of...More

Thank RicoRossi
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It's a beautiful statue but it was very busy at the time of day we went. I'd suggest going early in the morning

Thank Natalie L
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Inner Oesterbro
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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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wwotn
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:)
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swoosh2
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.
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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.
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