The Little Mermaid, Copenhagen, Denmark
Langelinie, Copenhagen, Denmark 2100| Map |
Children may associate her with the Disney movie, but the bronze statue of The Little Mermaid displayed on a rock by the waterfront in Copenhagen, Denmark, has a completely different story. Based on the fairy tale of the same name by Danish author Hans Christian Anderson, the small and unimposing statue is a Copenhagen icon and has been a major tourist attraction since 1913. The statue, which has a height of 49 inches and weighs 385 pounds, has been vandalized many times since the mid-1960s for various reasons, but has each time been restored. In 2006, Copenhagen officials announced that the statue may be moved farther out in the harbor so as to avoid further vandalism and to prevent tourists from climbing onto it. In addition to the statue on display, which is a replica of the original, 13 undamaged copies of the statue are located around the world. But while on vacation in Copenhagen, Denmark, visiting the site of the original Little Mermaid is a fun family outing.
Ratings by kids' ages
- Tots (0-2)
- Little kids (3-5)
- Big kids (6-8)
- Tweens (9-12)
- Teens (13+)
Tips for Families
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Address: Langelinie, Copenhagen, Denmark 2100| Map
Phone: +45 39 63 48 07
Hours: Open all hours.
Price: Admission is free.