The Little Mermaid
Iconic Statue From The Story
Copenhagen's most famous tourist attraction, the Little Mermaid sits on a rock overlooking the harbour. Created by Edward Eriksen in 1913 who was inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's fairytale. The model for the Mermaid was dancer Ellen Price. The statue's head was stolen in 1964 and although police hunted for several years, neither the perpetrator nor the head were found. The head has been replaced by a replica but jokers still occasionally try to saw it off.
Nearest Train or Bus:
Best Modes of Transportation: Bus Walking
Notes: Take Bus 26 from the Copenhagen Main Railway Station. Journey time is approximately 20 minutes. It is also possible to walk; it's about a 20-minute walk from Nyhavn/Kongens Nytorv.
Parking Availability: No
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