I picked up a brochure somewhere for a sand sculpture festival, so I googled it and found that it was easy to get to, so we hopped on the train this weekend and went to check it out.
Hundested is a small fishing town – with a ferry terminal that takes people and cars over to the town of Rørvig – in the upper left hand corner of the island of Zealand.
Hundested is very cute and surprisingly not very touristy. There are some bars, coffee shops and restaurants by the water, as well as some second-hand stores and a couple of art galleries. There is also a beach. But it’s rather a subdued and sleepy little town. The sand sculpture festival, which happens every year between May and September, seems to be the biggest attraction.
I have to admit that I was imagining it a little differently. The brochure was heavily photoshopped and made it seem that the sculptures were out on an open beach. I imagined we’d be strolling from sand sculpture to sand sculpture, without any shoes on.
But no… The sand sculptures are all behind a high wall in an area around a large warehouse. Off-season this is probably just a parking lot.
You pay to get in. 45 kr ($7) for anyone over 10 years old.
But it was worth it. The sand sculptures are amazing and according to the info on the wall, nothing was used to hold them together other than sand and water.
They all depict scenes from history. This one was my favorite, although it wasn’t a sculpture any longer. It’s a picture of one from 2015 and it depicts the Black Death. Pretty amazing! And a bit sad that it’s sand and only temporary.
After seeing all the sculptures, we went to the beach and Nani made her own creation, which she called Mt. Everest.