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Sculptures and monuments on North Funen

Photo: Ole Grost

You see monuments and sculptures all around North Funen - but what are they called? What is that fun sculpture in the roundabout in Søndersø? Where do we find Manneken Pis in Bogense? Find sculptures on North Funen and read more about them here!

There are many beautiful, fun and exciting sculptures and monuments around North Funen, and there is always a good story about them. Why are there three main boulders in the roundabout at Otterup? Who  is the mermaid lady? Where can I find the Midgard Serpent in Otterup, and is it true that Manneken Pis can also be found in Bogense? We have the answers for you!

Sculptures and outdoors art

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Monoliths in Otterup
Photo: Anne Mette Rasmussen
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Monoliths in Otterup

When you come by car to Otterup from Odense, you'll be greeted by three monumental stones at the roundabout. They replace several former monuments that have been destroyed - and they also have a speci...

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The Bronze Ax and the Angelic Being in Otterup
Photo: Otterup Kirkegård
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The Bronze Ax and the Angelic Being in Otterup

The elegant sculptures by sculptor Kent Holm on the churchyard in Otterup tell about grief and pain over death -but also about hope and vitality.

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“The Spike” in Otterup
Photo: Nina Flintegaard
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“The Spike” in Otterup

What is that tall sculpture that grows straight up from the ground in Otterup town park? It's the big Spike that adorns the area after being moved from the middle of town.

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Midgårdsormen, the Midgard Serpent, in Otterup
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Midgårdsormen, the Midgard Serpent, in Otterup

The Midgard Serpent meanders gracefully through the middle of Otterup - you'll find the big snake in battle against Thor in the town square.

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Hans Christian Andersen at Bogense Old Harbour
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Hans Christian Andersen at Bogense Old Harbour

At Bogense's old harbour you can meet Denmark's best storyteller Hans  Christian Andersen in the form of a beautiful sculpture by the artist Jens Galschiøt - and it's perfectly true!

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Elle in Bogense
Photo: Ole Grost
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Elle in Bogense

At the far end the Western Pier at Bogense Marina, the mermaid Elle welcomes everyone to Bogense, the town of mermaids - do you dare to go out and greet her too?

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“The Diver” by Bogense Seaside Spa
Photo: Børge Pedersen
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“The Diver” by Bogense Seaside Spa

At Bogense Sea bath, a beautiful blue figure is on the jump - where is it going?

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Manneken Pis, Bogense
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Manneken Pis, Bogense

Little Manneken is not only in Brussels, you'll also find him on Adelgade in Bogense!

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Tanner Larsen’s Well
Photo: Jens Wognsen
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Tanner Larsen’s Well

Is it a decoration in a roundabout? Is it something that has been left over from the old days? No, it's tanner Larsen's gift to Bogense, the lovely well in Adelgade!

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Washing the Child in Bogense
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Washing the Child in Bogense

The love and tenderness radiate from the figures, even though they are completely cold, for Child Wash is a very vibrant and beautiful sculpture.

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Artwork for the North Funen Castle Route
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Artwork for the North Funen Castle Route

A sculptural relief in strong yellow and blue colors hangs on the wall of the town hall in Søndersø along the Castle Route on North Funen.

The relief depicts a bird with a beak in two directions, bec...

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"Tørne" in Søndersø
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"Tørne" in Søndersø

It's a sculpture that quite literally turns - and what does this rotation represent then? It's called both dog shit and Tourner, and you can't overlook it.

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