The little Mermaid of Copenhagen, Denmark
Copenhagen’s most iconic tourist attraction is behind Grandma Sita … Yes, it is The Little Mermaid 🙂 Stay tuned for more discoveries!
- Location | Google Maps: Copenhagen, Denmark.
- The Little Mermaid is a bronze statue by scultor Edvard Eriksen which was inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s famous fairy tale.
- The little Mermaid also likes to travel just like Sita, as so in May 2010, she was moved for the first time ever, for transport to Expo 2010 in Shanghai, China, where stayed until 20 November 2010.
- The Little Mermaid has been the victim of vandalism many times since the 1960s. Her head has been cut off, and she has had paint poured over her several times. In September 2003, the statue was knocked off its base with explosives. The statue has always been repaired after such acts.
- DID YOU KNOW…
“The Little Mermaid” (Danish: Den lille havfrue) is a literary fairy tale written by the Danish author Hans Christian Andersen. The story follows the journey of a young mermaid who is willing to give up her life in the sea as a mermaid to gain a human soul. The tale was first published in 1837 as part of a collection of fairy tales for children. The original story has been a subject of multiple analyses by scholars such as Jacob Bøggild and Pernille Heegaard as well as the folklorist Maria Tatar. These analyses cover various aspects of the story from interpreting the themes to discussing why Andersen chose to write a tragic story with a happy ending. It has been adapted to various media, including musical theatre, anime, ballet, opera, and film. There is also a statue portraying the mermaid in Copenhagen, Denmark, where the story was written and first published.