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Go hunting for the six wooden giants in the woods of Copenhagen

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Christian Fernsby ▼ | June 24, 2019
Thomas Dambo's giants
Denmark   Art out of the museum

Scattered around lush forests, meadows and by calm waters in suburbia Copenhagen, you will meet the tall, quirky-looking wooden sculptures which are pretty far from your typical tourist attraction.

The six municipalities of the greater Copenhagen region, Rødovre, Hvidovre, Vallensbæk, Ishøj, Albertslund and Høje Taastrup which are homes to the impressive art pieces are definitely off the beaten track.

And that's exactly why artist, Thomas Dambo opted for these scenic settings locations for his sculptures built from recycled woods; to get locals out discovering and enjoying nature.

The sculptures were design elements inspired by Thomas’ experience in each of the areas. While exploring Rødovre to find a suitable spot for one of the sculptures, Thomas noticed that sleeping bags had been left by people sleeping rough, so he decided to create a massive structure of a sleeping giant that also doubles as a shelter.

Every sculpture was made with the help from local volunteers, and each of the sculptures was named after one of the volunteers.

Perfect for families who want to go beyond the usual touristy sights and attractions to enjoy nature, finding your way to the giants are a fun activity for older kids. Especially if you or your kids like that treasure hunt feeling.

If you’re visiting Copenhagen for a few days, get out of the city for an afternoon, print out a map showing the locations of the giants (it can be found on Thomas Dambo's website), and see a different side of Denmark.

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