Little Mermaid

Little Mermaid

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The Little Mermaid (in Danish: Den lille Havfrue) is placed on a rock, by the waterside at the Langelinie promenade.

The sculpture of the Little Mermaid was a gift from the Danish brewer Carl Jacobsen to the City of Copenhagen. It represents a character that Jacobsen fell in love with after watching the Royal Danish Theatre ballet performance, based on a fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen. It is 1,25 m high and it weighs 175 kg.

The Little Mermaid became an icon of Copenhagen, since the day it was unveiled on August 23, 1913, and even though it is not the most spectacular sculpture you can find in town, it gathers thousands of tourists every day. The original statue of The Little Mermaid was moved to Shanghai for the duration of the Expo 2010 (May to October) and was exposed at the Danish Pavilion. The statue of the Little Mermaid has been damaged many times but it got restored each time.

In around thirteen places in the world, you can find copies of the sculpture, including: California, Spain, South Corea and more.

Specially suitable for
Families with young kids (0-10), Families with teenage kids

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City Manager Copenhagen

19.07.2016 - 09:04:42

If you think ( and you probably are) that Little Mermaid is not that spectacular...just 5 min walk from here, you will find the largest monument in Copenhagen, Gelfion Fountain, this one is very spectacular.

City Manager Copenhagen

18.03.2016 - 08:18:42

The Little Mermaid had 100 birthday on the 23rd of August 2013! During nice weather days, I recommend to take waterside walk from Nyhavn to the Little Mermaid.

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