The Paper Boat was made by Erik Heide.
The boat, "sailing" in the lake in the H. C. Andersen Garden, often makes visitors think of the tale of the Steadfast Tin Soldier.
In the tale about the one legged tin soldier, who is hopelessly in love with a ballerina, two boys find the tin soldier on the street: "Look, there is a tin soldier, let us make him go sailing." And so they did, in a boat made of a folded newspaper, they sent the tin soldier sailing in the gutter.
Despite the name, the boat is made of non-gloss stainless steel.