Ogier the Dane at the casemates

In the casemates of the Kronborg Castle in Elsinore, the Danish legend Ogier the Dane sleeps in the form of statue.

In 1907, Hotel Marienlyst in Elsinore ordered a bronze statue of Ogier the Dane. At first, sculptor Hans Pedersen-Dan created a large plaster figure which formed the basis of the form of the right statue.

The plaster figure was placed under Kronborg Castle and became more famous than the bronze statue. In 1985, the plaster figure was replaced with a copy in concrete.

According to legend, Ogier the Dane will rouse himself if Denmark is threatened and will save his country.

The original bronze statue is now situated in the city of Skjern in Jutland.

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