The Little Mermaid Statue (Den lille Havfrue) is a bronze sculpture on the shores of Copenhagen harbor resembling one of author Hans Christian Andersen‘s most famous characters and the inspiration for the 1989 Disney animated feature of the same name, The Little Mermaid.
Unveiled in 1913 by sculptor Edvard Eriksen, the statue was a gift from Carl Jacobsen (find his beer in Epcot’s Norway Pavilion) to the City of Copenhagen. You can find a Disney tribute to this world-famous statue in the form of a small painting of the sculpture on the wall of The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel’s Undersea Adventure in Disney California Adventure.
The grounds near the statue are open to the public 24-hours a day for convenient mermaid viewing.
Langelinie, 2100 København Ø, Denmark