Copenhagen’s mermaid is one of the most known touristic attractions of the Danish capital. You can find it At Langelinje Pier. On the 23rd August 2013 she turned 100 years old.
It was unveiled on 23 August 1913, The Little Mermaid was a gift from Danish brewer Carl Jacobsen to the City of Copenhagen.
It is made of bronze and granite and was inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale about a mermaid who gives up everything to be united with a handsome prince on land.
Carl Jacobsen fell in love with the character after watching the ballet based on the fairy tale at the Royal Danish Theatre in Copenhagen.
The brewer was so captivated by both the fairy tale and the ballet that he commissioned the sculptor Edvard Eriksen to create a sculpture of the mermaid.
The little mermaid has been several times victims of vandalism. She lost her head twice and once her arm was swan off. In addition to that, many times colors paints we poured on her.
But every time she is rescued and restored, so she can stay in her place by the water and bid travelers welcome to Copenhagen harbor.