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The Little Merman in Denmark

Hans (photo from USA Today article)
On both of my trips to Denmark I made sure to visit the famous Little Mermaid statue. The statue is based on the fairy tale written by Hans Christian Andersen. It’s located in Langelinie Park in Copenhagen. It’s a very popular tourist attraction always drawing a crowd.
I’d definitely consider it the symbol of the city or possibly even the country.
The Little Mermaid- 1st visit

I recently heard about a new statue in Denmark while reading USA Today online- Hans.

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Hans is the male counterpart to the Little Mermaid (maybe a boyfriend or brother) and located an hour away in Elsinore. Elsinore is famous for Kronborg Castle, the setting for Hamlet. Kim and I visited Kronborg in 2011 and really enjoyed it. The statue sounds pretty cool and the eyes will blink once an hour with the help of a hydraulic system according to the USA Today article.
It adds another interesting, quick attraction to check out if you decide to visit the area!
Hans photo found in Google search
Here are a couple more of my Little Mermaid photos:
The Little Mermaind- 2nd visit
I figured a jump might warm me up!
Check out the full USA Today article HERE