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Agnete og Havmanden

Park Alle | Ved Radhuset, Aarhus 8000, Denmark
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Old fountain in front of city hall

Nice fountain in the city center. If you visit this in june, you might meet the graduate students... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2017
Kristina E
Lovely sculpture El Greco-style!

This sculpture is of the folk ballad of Agnete and the Merman, which actually forms the basis for... read more

Reviewed 7 April 2017
Angela C
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12 Jul 2017
“Old fountain in front of city hall”
6 Apr 2017
“Lovely sculpture El Greco-style!”
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Park Alle | Ved Radhuset, Aarhus 8000, Denmark
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Reviewed 12 July 2017

Nice fountain in the city center. If you visit this in june, you might meet the graduate students bathing here, when they're touring after the graduation. They might have put in some disc soap, so the place is covered in foam. A good Aarhus tradition....More

Thank Kristina E
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Reviewed 7 April 2017

This sculpture is of the folk ballad of Agnete and the Merman, which actually forms the basis for Matthew Arnold's 1849 poem ' The Forsaken Mermaid'. The sculpture is in El Greco style by Johannes Bjerg ( 1886-1955) near Aarhus Radhus (City Hall)

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Reviewed 30 July 2016

Made by Johannes C. Bjerg. "Agnete og Havmanden" ('Agnete and the merman') A A merman woos Agnete to leave her children behind and come and live with him in the sea. She does so and has several children by him. But one day she hears...More

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Reviewed 14 July 2016

The fountain with Agnete and Havmanden (sireno) is located right next to the Town Hall where all the bussed come through. It is a tradition for all the students when they graduate to go for a dip in the fountain.

Thank pisan58
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Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

Right by our best western hotel the kids loved mucking around with the fountain. It's clean and was a quick detour before continuing on.

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Reviewed 13 May 2016

For a classical bronze sculpture I would perhaps give it five stars, but I am mostly fond of more modern sculpture art myself. It is probably the best and most interesting of the classical bronze sculptures in Aarhus and portraits the young lady Agnethe who...More

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