Little Mermaid Statue
Not only is it one of Copenhagen’s most popular attractions, the Little Mermaid Statue is an iconic symbol of the Danish capital and is visited by travelers from all over the world. The statue, based on the underwater fairytale by Hans Christian Andersen, is located at the center of Langeline Park in the heart of Copenhagen.
A recognized symbol of DenmarkDenmark's most famous statue was commissioned in 1909, after the known art collector Carl Jacobsen saw a ballet adaptation of the famous fairy tale in Copenhagen's Royal Theater. Sculptor Edvard Eriksen created the bronze statue based on ballerina Ellen Price, unveiling it to the public on 23 August, 1913. As a globally recognizable symbol of Denmark, the statue has been at the center of a number of political protests and events since the mid1960s. However, despite this, the statue has been replicated several times across the world, immortalizing the fairytale of the Little Mermaid for generations to come.
The world famous writerThe Little Mermaid is the main character in the fairytale of the same name, written by world famous writer and poet Hans Christian Andersen. The incredibly popular fairytales by this renowned writer are translated to more than 100 languages, and they have been transferred into plays, movies and ballets. If you want to take a deeper dive into this amazing world, visit the H. C. Andersen Fairytale House with interesting exhibits for the whole family.
Located just a 10-minute drive from the Little Mermaid Statue and surrounding attractions, the Radisson Blu Scandinavia Copenhagen hotel is the perfect place to unwind after a busy day exploring the city. The hotel is home to elegant restaurants and three on-site bars, as well as Copenhagen's only casino. As one of the biggest hotels in Denmark, it also offers panoramic views of the city and waterfront from the 26th floor.