It doesn't get more iconic than this, but the (ridiculously) Little Mermaid is a sure runner up as the most overrated tourist attraction. Nonetheless, every tourist feels obligated to swing by this tiny statue, scramble up to the boulder where she sits, and try snap a picture without too many other tourists photo bombing their shot. The history of the statue is actually more exciting than the sight itself. It was made in 1913 based on a fairy tale of the same name by H.C. Andersen. In 1964, she was decapitated for the first time. The head was sawed off and never found, so a copy was made and placed on the headless statue. In 1984, her right arm was sawed off, but returned days later. In 1998 she was decapitated again, but her head was found. As late as 2003, she was blown off the boulder with explosives. So though she might look very innocent, she has a very bleak history.