The Little Mermaid

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Considered as the symbol of the city, The Little Mermaid is a bronze statue situated in Copenhagen, Denmark. The statue comes from the fairytale by Danish author Hans Christian Andersen “The Little Mermaid”, it is a bronze sculpture of a mermaid sculpted by Edvard Eriksen that is positioned on a rock waterside at Langelinie promenade. The statue was unveiled in 1913 and stands at around 4ft tall, it has become a recognised symbol of the city and a popular sight for sightseers.

Getting there

The statue is situated on the Langelinie promenade, which is close to ‘Osterport’ train and bus station. By train, get the A, B, C, E, H, IC or RE trains to ‘Osterport’. By bus, take the 1A, 25 or 26 lines that travel from the city centre.

Opening Times and Admission

The Little Mermaid is situated in a public area so is free to access on any day and at any time, although it is best to visit in daylight.

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Posted: 6 Jan 2020, 21:13

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Smaller than expected

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As it is pretty much the symbol of the city i presumed the statue was bigger and had a lot more around it but it really is just a statue plonked on stone. Nevertheless it is nice sculpture.

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