Agnete And The Merman, Copenhagen

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  • Address: Højbro, København, Denmark, Copenhagen
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About Agnete And The Merman, Copenhagen

Agnete and the Merman are a group of underwater sculptures placed in the Slotsholm Canal that can be seen from the Hojbro Bridge. The sculpture makes the old Danish Folklore of "Agnete and the Merman" come to life and even though it is one of the most understated sculptures in the city, it still manages to be a spellbinding view- especially after sunset.

Sculpted in 1992 by Suste Bonnen- a Danish artist, photographer, sculptor and author, the art piece depicts a merman with his 7 sons begging for Annette to come back to their home. Story goes that Agnete- a simple local girl was passing by the sea when a merman offered his hand in marriage. Agnete accepted the proposal and started her own world under water where the couple gave birth to 7 sons. With time, as she heard the distant church bells, she left the merman to visit her old life and even promised to return. However, when Agnete reached the land, she wanted to have her old life back and decided to abandon her life under water. The sculpture portrays the loss and the need to call out for your loved ones and is by far, one of the most unique sculptures around the city. If you like to see quirky things or art that inspires, a visit here is a must!

How To reach Agnete And The Merman by Public Transport

  • By Train: Norreport Station
  • By Metro: Kongens Nytorv
  • By Bus: Vingardstraede (Bremerholm)
  • By Taxi
  • By renting a Bicycle.

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  • Swam past this when doing the Christianborg rundt 2km swim in August, super creepy with weed growing on the statues. Gave me the creeps. And then you had to swim through the tunnel bit due to the metro construction work. Between that, the jellyfish and not wearing a wetsuit, made it all very memorable!

  • The most creep statue that I have ever seen in my life! But it's pretty cool!

  • I am not sure I find the sculpture itself really beautiful, but it is surely interesting - especially because of its location under water

  • Unexpected discovery!

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