About The Little Mermaid

Sitting  close to the shore of cruise harbor "Langelinie" in  old port district of Nyhavn, the Little Mermaid  is located nearby to many of Copenhagen’s major attractions. It is said that the leading Brewer of Copenhagen, Carl Jacobsen fell in love with the figure after seeing a ballet performance at The Royal Theater. He was so inspired about the fairy tale and the ballet that he ordered the sculptor Edvard Eriksen to perform a sculpture of the Little Mermaid.The sculpture, made of bronze and granite stone was erected on 23 August 1913 on a long line in Copenhagen. The sculpture is inspired by ballerina Ellen Price, who in 1909 danced the lead role in the ballet. But, Ellen Price did not want to sit naked model for sculptor Edvard Eriksen. So the artist's wife, Eline Eriksen, was instead the model for the sculpture of The Little Mermaid. Every time she is saved and cleaned, she can stay in place and welcome travelers to Copenhagen harbor.

Must See

The Little Mermaid is a fairy tale in herself. It was written by  Hans Christian Andersen in 1836. Later Disney produced the movie. Copenhagen maintains a statue in her honor. The Little Mermaid in Copenhagen continues to be the most popular tourist attraction in Denmark and one of the most photographed statues in the world. As per the story the 15 years old little Mermaid fell in love with the prince she saved from drowning. In exchange for legs, she sold her voice to the evil sea. Sadly, she never got her prince but was transformed into deadly, cold sea foam instead.. There are many similarities between The Little Mermaid statue and the Pania of the Reef statue on the beachfront at Napier in New Zealand.  

How to reach

By Bus: Take Bus No 26 as it stops in front of the Little Mermaid.It can be reached by Line 26 Bus via Østerport St.also

By Train:   The easiest way from Copenhagen Airport to The Little Mermaid is to take any train from the airport, get off at Osterport station and from here use bus 26.  

By Walking: Distance from Copenhagen City Hall to The Little Mermaid is just 619 meters . So you can walk can walk. It takes jusy ten minutes 


• Study the fairy tale  of the Little Mermaid before visiting the site. This will help you better undestand the master piece

• Check out if the site is open. This statue is often cordoned off due to vandalism 

• Start walking for around ten minutes from the cruise ship pier. You can see her as she is about five feet tall, sitting on a rock

• The Little Mermaid Statue goes beyond the Disney story.Pay tribute to childhood memories and childhood dreams 

Visit Time

Any time, day or night. It's in an open area 

Day                                        Opening-Closing 

Sunday                                  24   hours 

Monday                                  24   hours 

Tuesday                                    24   hours 

Wednesday                            24   hours 
Thursday                                24   hours 

Friday                                   24   hours 

Saturday                               24   hours 

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No wait time as its an open area


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Suggested time" 1 hour


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