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've always wanted to see the little mermaid statue. It is a great tourist attraction with a beautiful walk where it is located. However, it is not located near the city centre so it is a bit out of.... more »
Always heard about this. Glad I saw it but slightly underwhelming. Just a statue innit but still worth doing just to see. Enjoyable walk to get to it :) more »
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!
This is the statue that I went to see immediately when I checked into my room. Near to the hotel as well, just a short walk of 20 min. The tiny little mermaid sits alone here... many people around talking photos. Enough space for everyone to enjoy the Little Mermaid indeed. Nice place to visit.
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