Probably the most famous mermaid is the Little Mermaid statue in Copenhagen, Denmark. It’s a bit off the beaten track although the last time I went there there was a crowd of Russian tourists clambering all over it.
You probably think mermaids have a fish-tail. But look closely at the Little Mermaid statue and you will see she actually has legs and feet.
Some say it’s the mermaid who attracts people from all over the world to Užupis. Those who surrender to her charm remain in Užupis forever.
FYI The same sculptor created the other symbol of Uzupis, the angel – which was put in Uzupis square in 2002 and is a popular setting for wedding photographs.