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Bye, Bye Little Mermaid

Copenhagen’s beloved Little Mermaid, known from the Hans Christian Andersen fairytale, will leave the city in 2010. She will travel around the world to be part of World Expo in Shanghai from April to November 2010. The Little Mermaid has never left her spot at Langelinie Pier, where cruise ships dock, since the statue was erected in 1913. While in Shanghai, her place in Copenhagen will be temporarily taken by a sculpture created by a Chinese artist.

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  • wandering writer

    How sad for those visiting Copenhagen while she is gone. She was one of the reasons for wanting to stop there. The new mermaid just isn’t the same.

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