The Little Mermaid - The City Brand of Copenhagen

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THE LITTLE MERMAID - THE CITY BRAND OF COPENHAGEN!
The bronze sculpture of the Little Mermaid at Langelinie in all her beauty and splendor. ©
 
THE LITTLE MERMAID - THE 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.
 
 
Visit The Little Mermaid
One of the most famous "Cult" figures in the World
 
Branding Copenhagen
The Little Mermaid has celebrated her 100 years jubilee - in 2013.
 
The City Brand of Copenhagen
The little Mermaid is Copenhagen’s grand old lady - and the pride of the city - and has been it for the last 101 years.
Branding Copenhagen for over 100 Years...
...The Little Mermaid - The City Brand of Copenhagen!

Loyal to all of her tourist’s fans
She just sits on her stone - and welcomes all of her fans from all over the world - and has been a loyal Girl and the "First Lady" for over 100 years branding Copenhagen and Denmark in all sorts of weather. In 2013 - The Little Mermaid commemorated her 100-year grand jubilee - and she will be happy if everyone from countries outside Denmark will come and visit her in 2015 - and send her a lot of loving and well-deserved flying kisses from the seashores of Langelinie.

The City Brand of Copenhagen
She is Copenhagen’s "Grand Old Lady" - and the pride of the city - as well as being one of the most likable and adorable "Cult" figures in the world - but is still in a young shape - and she is also the famous City Brand of Copenhagen - and will always be the prime national symbol and landmark of Denmark's capital. No one else can brand Copenhagen like the Little Mermaid!


First Lady and Prime landmark of the city
Millions of tourist's visit The Little Mermaid every year - and she sure knows how to promote Copenhagen - as she has done brilliantly for over the last 100 years - as the Prime landmark of the city.

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A 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 fairytale 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.
 
The Little Mermaid - 1913
The Langelinie Promenade in 1913 - just after the mermaid was erected and inaugurated - has always been one of the Copenhageners favourite outing spots. Especially on Sunday’s, the area is crowded with visitors - who wants to see the momentous statue of the mermaid.

Celebrated every year
Every year on the 23 August - the Little Mermaid’s birthday is celebrated by young mermaids - who will form the number of years of her anniversary in the clean harbour water. There is also much festivities on the shore that day organised by the Danish Swimming Federation.
Commemorate the Little Mermaid
As the Maecenas and Brewer of Carlsberg Carl Jacobsen was very impressed of the ballet corps - as well as the solo dancer - and to honour and commemorate the legend - he decided to immortalise the Little Mermaid - and asked Ellen Price to be a model for the sculpture - he had in mind.

Sculptor Edvard Eriksen
To carry out the task of forming a sculpture of the Little Mermaid - brewer Carl Jacobsen selected a young and talented sculptor Edvard Eriksen (1876-1959) - and asked him to create a draft of the monument - which was later accepted by the brewer with great admiration.
 
Brewer Carl Jacobsen
The Maecenas and Brewer of Carlsberg Carl Jacobsen - who donated the statue of the Little Mermaid to the city in 1909.
Ballet Dancer Ellen Price

The ballet dancer Ellen Price as the Little Mermaid, was asked to pose as a model to create the mermaid statue.

 
Disney and the Little Mermaid
In 1989 Walt Disney Pictures produced an animated version of the Little Mermaid based upon the fairy tale of H. C. Andersen.
 
The Final Work
Edvard Eriksen used his own wife Eline Eriksen as a model to create the head and torso, as the previous model Ellen Price had some resistance to pose naked in front of the sculptor. The sculpture of the Little Mermaid was made of bronze and unveiled on 23 August - 1913 - at the waterfront of Langelinie - as Carl Jacobsen felt that the Little Mermaid should be places on a stone in her natural surrounding by the sea.

The Langelinie Promenade
Since the establishment of the Langelinie Promenade in 1848 - it has been one of the Copenhageners favourite outing and recreational spot - and especially on a bright sunny Sunday the Langelinie esplanade is crowded with visitors making their way to see the momentous statue of the mermaid. Langelinie
 
The Little Mermaid - Brands Copenhagen
Millions of tourists visit the Little Mermaid every year - and she sure knows how to Brand Copenhagen and Denmark.
The Langelinie Promenade
The Langelinie Promenade - has for generations been the Copenhageners favourite spot to walk - run and enjoy life by the waterfront.
 
The sad and heart-wrenching story
The story of The Little Mermaid is written by famed Danish fairytale writer Hans Christian Andersen - and published for the first time in 1837. The sad and heart-wrenching story in brief is about a mermaid at the age of 15 - who fell in love with a prince she rescued from drowning - and then lost her tail to the evil sea witch - when she tried to win the prince - but was then transformed into cold deadly sea foam for the rest of her life.
 
Hans Christian Andersen
Hans Christian Andersen in 1836 - when he wrote the manuscript of the Little Mermaid at the manor of Lykkesholm on Funen. The story was published as a part of a book collection for children in 1937 - and was a success from the day of presentation. The story of the Little Mermaid has since been performed in numerous ways all around the world.
 
The Little Mermaid manuscript
A facsimile of the original "Little Mermaid" manuscript from 1851 by H. C. Andersen. The original document of the script was stolen from the H. C Andersen Museum in 1992 - which also included a whole selection of other original hand written stories from the imaginative writer. None of the stolen effects were ever found again.
The Animated Story
 
 
 
The Little Mermaid - Cartoon Video
 
 
Location
The Little Mermaid is situated near Langelinie - and nearby the Old Citadel - The Gefion Fountain - the Resistance Museum and a few km from Amalienborg Palace and Marble Church.
 

The Little Mermaid -
The City Brand of Copenhagen!


Address

The Little Mermaid
Langelinie
Copenhagen

Bus - 26

Trains - Østerport station

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