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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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  • The little mermaid, is famous because of H.C Andersen's tale and the importance of this danish writer. I think it is a must-see in Copenhagen, but it's small and always crowdy, so just to do it once.....  more
    The little mermaid, is famous because of H.C Andersen's tale and the importance of this danish writer. I think it is a must-see in Copenhagen, but it's small and always crowdy, so just to do it once.....  more »
  • A very busy spot naturally, being a tourist point, but worth a visit. It was a little smaller than I had imagined. Many were climbing down the rocks for a closer look. It is off a nice garden and has....  more
    A very busy spot naturally, being a tourist point, but worth a visit. It was a little smaller than I had imagined. Many were climbing down the rocks for a closer look. It is off a nice garden and has....  more »
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  • Location is just Cool and pleasant to take walk with loved ones. Statue isn’t big but the history behind it is captivating. Industries and wind mills behind the statue will increase the beauty even more attractive. Easily can spend 1 to 2 hours just enjoying the climate.
  • It's a beautiful statue based on H.C Andersen's fairy tale, The Little Mermaid. There's more to see in the area then just the statue. I recommend walking around. You never know what is around in Denmark.

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