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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. Arrange your visit to The Little Mermaid and discover more family-friendly attractions in Copenhagen using our Copenhagen online tour itinerary planner.
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  • I decided to go have a look at this and was very disappointed. It is tiny and a fair walk. Why is it so famous and a big tourist attraction?! 
    I decided to go have a look at this and was very disappointed. It is tiny and a fair walk. Why is it so famous and a big tourist attraction?!  more »
  • The symbol of Copenhagen, but so much smaller than expected. Still very much worth the walk - excellent for some pictures! Quite romantic story... 
    The symbol of Copenhagen, but so much smaller than expected. Still very much worth the walk - excellent for some pictures! Quite romantic story...  more »
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  • Cute mermaid, nice to go with family and kids. Park around this is beautiful for a long walk. The Hop-on-hop-off bus will take you here as a part of tour guide and you can also take a daily ferry round trip to see this place.
  • Nice place to stroll around, especially for young lovers. Despite this heavy-metal lady giving the could shoulder to all spectators. During summer time the shoulder could be warmer!

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