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History of the Copenhagen Little Mermaid

On the dock of the Copenhagen harbor there is the statue of Little Mermaid, one of the biggest attraction in the town which recalls every day hundreds of tourists. The statue is a tribute to the Little Mermaid a famous and tragic fairy tale written by the danish Hans Christian Andersen. The fairy tale treats the story of the Little Mermaid who hopes one day to walk on the land by leaving for good her life in the sea to be reunited with the man she loves. The statue of the Little Mermaid made with bronze and granite was given in 1913 to the city of Copenhagen by Carl Jacobsen, son of Jacob Christian Jacobsen founder of the Carlsberg Brewery. Unfortunately, the statue has no easy life: twice she has lost her head, once the arm was sawn off, and several times she has had paint poured on her. But every time she is rescued and restored, so she can stay in her place by the water and bid travellers welcome to Copenhagen harbour.*

 

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