The Little Mermaid Statue, Copenhagen
About The Little Mermaid Statue, Copenhagen
The Little Mermaid Statue, Copenhagen - Address
Address: Langelinie, 2100 København Ø, Denmark
Time Required: 00:30 Mins
Timings: 24-hrs Details
Added 49.3K times in trip plans
Landmark, Historical Site, Statue, Family And Kids, Architecture
Try TripHobo to create your itinerary
Are you associated with this business? Get in touch
Copenhagen has had quite a hate-love affair with this statue. Since it was crafted in 1913, the staue has beeen defaced, vadalised or modified many times for various reasons, but the city has always restored it. . Based on Hans Christian Anderson’s popular character, the statue is Copenhagen’s most iconic landmark. Tourists don’t find much about her, butshe hold a great sway over Denmark, and there are those who swear that the statue is a true representation of the spirit of Denmark.
A mesmerising statue based on a iconic character of Hans Christian that we all are not only very familiar with, but are equally fascinated as well. No wonder, the place see a heavy crowd of people everyday. Open to all, there is no need to buy The Little Mermaid Tickets for the visit. Just visit the place anytime you want and immerse yourself in the beauty of this age old monument. With no hassle to buy the Tickets for The Little Mermaid Statue or worrying about heavy The Little Mermaid Ticket Prices, the place makes a perfect destination to chill out with your friends or family.
How To reach The Little Mermaid Statue by Public Transport
- Central station
Restaurants Near The Little Mermaid Statue
- Restaurant Krebsegaarden – Nordic
- local cuisine
- Fine dining Ristorante Cortona – Italian
Love this? Explore the entire list of things to do in Copenhagen before you plan your trip.
Fancy a good night's sleep after a tiring day? Check out where to stay in Copenhagen and book an accommodation of your choice.
The Little Mermaid Statue, Copenhagen Reviews - Write a Review
Plot summary The Little Mermaid dwells in an underwater kingdom with her widowed father (the sea king or Mer-King), her dowager grandmother, and her five older sisters, each of whom had been born one year apart. When a mermaid turns fifteen, she is permitted to swim to the surface for the first time to glimpse the world above, and when the sisters become old enough, each of them visits the upper world one at a time every year. As each returns, the Little Mermaid listens longingly to their various descriptions of the world inhabited by human beings. When the Little Mermaid's turn comes, she rises up to the surface, watches a birthday celebration being held on a ship in honor of a handsome prince, and falls in love with him from a safe distance. A violent storm hits, sinking the boat, and the Little Mermaid saves the prince from drowning. She delivers him unconscious to the shore near a temple. Here, she waits until a young woman from the temple and her ladies in waiting find him. To her dismay, the prince never sees the Little Mermaid or even realizes that it was she who had originally saved his life. The Little Mermaid becomes melancholy and asks her grandmother if humans can live forever. The grandmother explains that humans have a much shorter lifespan than a mermaid's 300 years, but that when mermaids die, they turn to sea foam and cease to exist, while humans have an eternal soul that lives on in heaven. The Little Mermaid, longing for the prince and an eternal soul, visits the Sea Witch in a dangerous part of the ocean. The witch willingly helps her by selling her a potion that gives her legs in exchange for her tongue and beautiful voice, and she warns her that once she becomes a human, she will never be able to return to the sea. Consuming the potion will make her feel as if a sword is being passed through her body, yet when she recovers, she will have two human legs and will be able to dance like no human has ever danced before. However, she will constantly feel as if she is walking on sharp knives. In addition, she will obtain a soul only if she wins the love of the prince and marries him, for then a part of his soul will flow into her. Otherwise, at dawn on the first day after he marries someone else, the Little Mermaid will die with a broken heart and dissolve into sea foam upon the waves. After she agrees to the arrangement, the Little Mermaid swims to the surface near the prince's palace and drinks the potion. She is found by the prince, who is mesmerized by her beauty and grace, even though she is considered mute by everyone in the kingdom. Most of all, he likes to see her dance, and she dances for him despite suffering excruciating pain with every step. Soon, the Little Mermaid becomes the prince's favorite companion and accompanies him on many of his outings. When the prince's parents encourage their son to marry the neighboring princess in an arranged marriage, the prince tells the Little Mermaid he will not because he does not love the princess. He goes on to say he can only love the young woman from the temple, who he believes rescued him. It turns out that the princess from the neighboring kingdom is the temple girl. The prince declares his love for her, and the royal wedding is announced at once.
I recommend you to go as early as possible. The statue is small and if you want to get near to take pictures, you have to deal with lots of other tourists. Even if you want to get a decent picture from a distance. Also, if you walk there, from the center is about 30 - 40 minutes. The whole are is well kept and beautiful. Don't miss seeing this famous symbol!
The statue is pretty small and it's just as much of a tourist trap as everyone says. It's a zoo, but if you like the Little Mermaid, it's worth stopping by to see. If you do go, definitely go see the Genetically Modified Little Mermaid statue down the street. It's much better and no one is down there
The Little Mermaid was fun to see. All the locals that I spoke with about it don't seem to think it is a big deal to see. But as a tourist it is one of the main attractions in Copenhagen. We did the boat tour and saw the back side of her, but had to go back to get a better look. If your on vacation it is fun to see. You can also walk down from there into the city and there is a lot to see on the way.
If you're into Disney's little mermaid, then it's a great suggestion to visit this Little Mermaid statue in Denmark. The real story of the mermaid is far more melancholic than what's in the Disney movie which is why the seriously sad tone of her face and body. If you wanna have a great photo of it, just get a good angle and lighting on the statue while working your way through layers of tourists trying to do the same. Goodluck! :)
- Nearby Attractions
- Disko Dasko
- The Free Exhibition
- Holmens Kirke
- Trinity Church
- Church Of The Holy Ghost
- Alexander Nevsky Church
- St Nicholas Church
- Kobenhavns Hovedbibliotek
- Hans Christian Andersen Fairy-tale House
- Copenhagen Day-wise Trips
- What to See in 24 Hours in Copenhagen
- What to See in 48 Hours in Copenhagen
- What to See in 72 Hours in Copenhagen
- How to Spend 5 Days in Copenhagen
- How to Spend 6 Days in Copenhagen
- How to Spend 7 Days in Copenhagen