The statue of the Little Mermaid, which has been welcoming visitors to Copenhagen for 97 years, today begins her voyage to China.
The real Little Mermaid statue is being sent to China as a crazy or brilliant stunt (depending on who you speak to) to take pride of place in the Denmark Pavilion at the World Expo in Shanghai. She will remain in China until the end of October.
A farewell party is being held for the Little Mermaid in Copenhagen today at 14.00 where residents and tourists can wish her bon voyage.
Tourists wanting to see the Little Mermaid in Copenhagen over the next six months will not be totally disappointed. Danish media reported this week that the life size replica of the statue in Tivoli Gardens will be moved to the original’s coastline location while she is away.