LITTLE MERMAID - COPENHAGEN Denmark's most Popular Attraction
CITY BRAND OF COPENHAGEN!
& Onsite Sightseeing - Copenhagen
- most popular tourist site
LITTLE MERMAID - THE CITY BRAND OF COPENHAGEN!
CITY BRAND OF COPENHAGEN! The Little Mermaid - (Den Lille Havfrue) in Danish
- is undoubtedly one of the most photographed girls in the
world - and is a legendary symbol and
landmark for Copenhagen - and the
number one tourist attraction in Denmark with over 1
million visitors every year. And she is absolutely
the pride - and the prime City Brand of Copenhagen.
Gift to the City by Carl Jacobsen
The stature is a gift to the city and donated in 1909
by the Danish brewer of Carlsberg brewery Carl Jacobsen
(1842-1914) - after he had attended the ballet performance
about the Little Mermaid at the Royal Theatre - and was fascinated
of the fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen
(1805-1875) and play - as well as the female solo dancer Ellen
Price (1878-1968) - who performed charmingly in the
ballet - and also in front of the
young and talented sculptor Edvard Eriksen
(1876-1959) - as
the model to create the statue of the Little Mermaid.