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Public art in The South Coast of Denmark

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In South Zealand and on Møn, you will find several parks where you can experience art in idyllic surroundings, flanked by historic buildings. See our guide to art in the public space.

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Munkebakken (Monks Hill)
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Munkebakken (Monks Hill)

In 1997 a local artist, Jens Andersen, started converting an avenue of elms into monks. The result may be seen by everybody, who passes the very lifelike monks, a total of seven from various monastic ...

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Næstved Street Art
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Næstved Street Art

Næstved Art Town is an art project throughout Næstved, created by international artists who normally wouldn’t come to the city. The project was created to inspire the local young people and to decorat...

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Slattenpatten and her daughters
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Slattenpatten and her daughters

In 2010, the much discussed sculpture of the internationally recognized Danish artist Bjørn Nørgaard was inaugurated at Axeltorv. The name of the sculpture is “Hanging tits and her daughters from Rønn...

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The calf
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The calf

The calf, which is a bronze sculpture on a granite base, is made by the artist Gudrun Lauesen.

It is placed in front of Sct. Mortens Kirke in Næstved, and it is placed in this particular location, be...

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Violinpigen
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Violinpigen

The Violin Girl is a 185 cm high bronze sculpture made by the sculptor Robert Lund-Jensen.

He is known for his female sculptures as he made part of his career. Most of them can be seen on Funen.

The...

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Bronze statue of Naestveds founder Peder Bodilsen
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Bronze statue of Naestveds founder Peder Bodilsen

The bronze sculpture, which is also called "Denmark's smallest riding statue" was erected on the occasion of Næstved's 800th anniversary in 1935. It is a 42cm high bronze statue which depicts the nobl...

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Sculpture in Granite
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Sculpture in Granite

The "Sculpture in granit" is made by artist Poul Isbak, and is located in the garden of Gavnø Castle. 

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Talbrucke Tiefland
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Talbrucke Tiefland

This sculpture represents a fairytale creature. The mystic title refers to the creature's unshakeable position on solid legs and a heavy head. Above the body there are two figures which bare a human l...

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Slagkilden
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Slagkilden

This was originally a fresh water spring, and in 1864 a Soeren Knaeckenborg had it renovated on the occassion of his Golden Wedding Anniversary.

The inscription was done in 1864.

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The Girl at Vadestedet
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The Girl at Vadestedet

'The Girl at Vadestedet' is made in bronze and was erected in 1980 whilst the building still belonged to the renouned entrepreneur Boeje Nielsen. The building now houses Naestved's regional radio stat...

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Vision
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Vision

The sculpture of stainless steel was made in 1996/1997 by the artist Børge Jørgensen from Odsherred. The pedestal is 140 x 100 cm and the height is 255 cm.

The sculpture is a gift from the art foundati...

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Stenbider
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Stenbider

A fountain sculpture made of stone and inlaid with pieces of coloured glass and stones.

110 cm long and 70 cm high, with a granite base 63 x 40 x 95 cm.

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Mindesten for faldne soldater
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Mindesten for faldne soldater

Memorial to the soldiers from Næstved and surrounding areas who fell during the battles for the fatherland in 1848-50 and 1864. The memorial was erected by a local association, ‘The Danish Defence Bro...

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Cult stone
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Cult stone

The Cult Stone. A work of art radiating erotica. Made of granite from Bornholm. Measurements: Oval : 175 x 122 cm. Pointed column: 160 x 110 cm. Base : 75 x 190 x 20 cm.

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The freedom fighter
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The freedom fighter

The freedom monument is an approx. 4 meter high concrete sculpture made by sculptor Arne Bang from Fensmark. The sculpture was erected at the foot of the "Munkebakken" in 1955 on the 10th day of the l...

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