The Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue), Copenhagen

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Despite its small size, The Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue) serves as one of the city's major symbols. Based on the well-known fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen, this unimposing bronze mermaid is the work of sculptor Edvard Eriksen. Commissioned by Danish beer baron Carl Jacobsen in 1909, the artist modeled the mermaid's face after ballerina Ellen Price and the body after his wife's. The statue miraculously survived the destructive forces of World War II undamaged, becoming a kind of city mascot over the years. Our Copenhagen online tour itinerary planner makes visiting The Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue) and other Copenhagen attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Having read various not very exciting reviews I had started cautiously on the little mermaid, and instead, despite being small, has in the background industries, it is always overcrowded, etc; I liked it, at the end of the day it is the symbol of Copenhagen and absolutely worth the visit.
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  • Definitely worth a visit, also because being a symbol of the city wants view ... nice yes, even the area a little out of town, however how much crowd !!! maybe it's better to go there early in the morning ...
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  • We got here by bike, it is easy to find bike roads that goes most of the way here. Rental bikes are a good way to get around Copenhagen The statue itself is quite small so it gets very crowded with tourists, but the area is great and there are many other things to see and do around here too. There was some coffee and souvenir shops right next to it, also free bathrooms just a little walk away.
  • It's a glorified statue of the little girl. The park is pretty to walk around but there are absolutely too many people at the statue. One of the bus guides said today there weren't many, but there were still a lot. Would not recommend to stop at the statue if you get anxiety in crowds, but the entire park is still beautiful to walk around.
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