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This is almost the national symbol of Denmark. The Little Mermaid was once a story written bye Denmarks most favorable wrighter for children; H.C. Andersen. He wrote many stories like "the ugly duckling" as well. This statue, in memory og H.C. Andersen, is situated just north East of the city centrum of Copen hagen outside "Kastellet".

""The Little Mermaid" (Danish:Den lille havfrue) is a fairy tale by the Danish poet and author Hans Christian Andersen about a young mermaid willing to give up her life in the sea and her identity as a merperson to gain a human soul and the love of a human prince. The tale was first published in 1837 and has been adapted to various media including musical theater and animated film." (copy from www.wikipedia.org/The_little_mermaid)

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