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City walk in Frederiksværk - Architecture and art in urban space

On this city walk in Frederiksværk, you are invited to take a closer look at the architecture and art you encounter in the urban space.

Whether it's Nicolai Eigtved or Laurids de Thurah who deserves credit for the impressive Gjethus, which today serves as a cultural centre, don't expect a definitive answer.

But the story involves Classen-type houses and the formidable test cannon, which today forms the pedestal for Wiedewelt lifelike bust of the same major general, and which can be seen in front of the Gjethuset to this day.

You will also learn why there are salamanders in Nørregade, and what thoughts lie behind an artwork like "Corona," which can be seen in the large roundabout at MC Donalds in Frederiksværk, or the artist Leif Nielsen's "paper cut" in Strandgade, executed in sheet steel by employees at the Steel Rolling Mill.

The walk concludes with a visit to the Artist House, where the artists themselves welcome you and talk about their art and its creation in the city.

Practical information

  • Date: Thursday, August 8th 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Meeting point: Arsenalet, Torvet 18, Frederiksværk
  • Price per participant: 75 DKK excl. fee | Book tickets
  • The tour is conducted in Danish