The Little Mermaid, Copenhagen

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Despite its small size, The Little Mermaid 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 and other Copenhagen attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • The point was that our expectations were higher than our desire to walk and we ended up touring a lot before we found her, that when we saw her, we were already very tired and found it so tiny and insignificant!
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  • We walked from the central station to the little mermaid with the promise it would be about 45 minutes walk, it ended up being a lot longer and in total, bringing our walking distance of the day up to...  more »
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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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