The Little Mermaid

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Have you ever been to The Little Mermaid?

The mermaid who swapped her tail for the sake of love, but had to give up her voice to the bad sea witch. Everyone knows the Little Mermaid fable. Danish writer Hans Christian Andersen wrote the story in 1836. As a tribute, there is a sculpture of the Little Mermaid at Langelinie Pier in Copenhagen.

She sits on a granite stone in the neighborhood of the old port of Nyhavn. Involuntarily, the Little Mermaid has become one of Copenhagen's most popular attractions - daily dozens of visitors come to take pictures with the statue. The sculpture owes its existence to the Danish brewer Carl Jacobsen, founder of the Carlsberg Brewery. In 1909, he attended a ballet on the Little Mermaid, based on the story of Andersen. Jacobsen left the theater so impressed with the fable that he asked the Danish sculptor Edvard Eriksen to create a statue of the Mermaid.

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