Mermaid statue in Copenhagen
The Little Mermaid in
Copenhagen. The statue of the Little Mermaid
sitting on a granite stone at Langelinie
Pier in Copenhagen.
This small and
unimposing statue is a symbol of
Copenhagen, and is one of Denmark's
biggest tourist attractions.
The sculpture was put up in
1913. "The Little mermaid" was
commissioned in 1909 by Carl Jacobsen, who
was a son of the founder of Carlsberg. The
statue was made by sculptor
Edvard Eriksen 1876-1959 and his wife
Eline 1881 -1963 was model.
The Little Mermaid statue was In 1909 a
present from brewer Carl Jacobsen (The
Carlsberg Breweries) to the city
of Copenhagen. He presented her to the city
of Copenhagen on August 23, 1913.
The Little Mermaid (Den
lille Havfrue) is a
written in 1836 and first published in
1837 by the danish author Hans Christian
Andersen (H.C.Andersen). The story is about
a young mermaid who is willing to give up
everything to gain an immortal soul and the
love of a prince.