The Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue)
The Little Mermaid statue rests on a rock in the harbor of Copenhagen. Based on the fairytale by acclaimed Danish author Hans Christian Andersen, the modest but beautiful statue is a Copenhagen icon and a major tourist attraction.
Carl Jacobsen, heir to the Carlsberg beer fortune, commissioned the statue in the early 20th century after watching the ballet about the fairytale in Copenhagen's Royal Theatre. Jacobsen asked sculptor Edvard Eriksen to create the statue, which was unveiled in August of 1913. The statue's head was modeled after the ballet's prima ballerina but the body was modeled after Eriksen's wife.
Tours & Tickets
Find out why they call it 'wonderful Copenhagen' on this City Sightseeing Hop-on Hop-off tour of Denmark's vibrant and graceful Capital. You'll get a bird's ... Read more
Duration: 24 or 48 hours
See the sights of Copenhagen by coach and by boat on this two-part tour of the city and harbor. View top Copenhagen attractions as you drive through the Danish ... Read more
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
Join the Grand Tour of Copenhagen and view all the major sights of the Danish Capital by motor coach. You will pass by the Tivoli Gardens and the Ny Carlsberg ... Read more
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)