Holger Danske
Holger Danske
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  • permia
    38,176 contributions
    Folklore hero
    In the castle Casemates the brooding figure looms large. Seated with arms crossed and eyes shut he manages to still grasp a sword with one hand. Legend has it that he will only awaken when Denmark is under threat from enemies. He will then arise and raise his sword.
    Written May 21, 2022
  • Souz M
    United Arab Emirates574 contributions
    Harmony
    To reach Holger you need to go to Kronborg Castle and there is an under ground route which takes you to HOLGER . One of the sites to see in Kronborg.
    Traveled with friends
    Written December 3, 2016
  • Pernille I
    Copenhagen, Denmark4,713 contributions
    Tant qu'Ogier dort, tout va bien !
    En français il serait connu sous le nom d'Ogier ou Otger de Danemarche - en danois Holger Danske. Capitaine de Charlemagne, puis immortalisé dans la chanson de Roland au Moyen âge. Il fût d'abord très connu dans les pays latins avant que sa renommée monte vers le Nord - il aurait été le fils d'un roi danois de toute façon. Et au fil de temps le mythe est créé et Ogier reste endormi dans les casemates ou les fondation du château de Kronborg - depuis longtemps symbole de la forteresse du Danemark. Tant qu'il dort les bras croisés et la tête penchée, tout va bien ! Si le pays est en danger, il va se réveiller. Pendant la guerre 40-45 un des groupes de résistance le plus connu prit aussi le nom d'Holger Danske - c'est synonyme de force et résistance pour chaque danois. La descente pour le voir est un peu sombre et pas pour ceux qui craignent le noir et l'humide; mais l'effet est sensationnel!
    Written July 5, 2022
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permia
Ireland38,176 contributions
Oct 2021
In the castle Casemates the brooding figure looms large.

Seated with arms crossed and eyes shut he manages to still grasp a sword with one hand.

Legend has it that he will only awaken when Denmark is under threat from enemies. He will then arise and raise his sword.
Written May 21, 2022
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OCDane
Los Angeles, CA1,006 contributions
Jul 2020
Better check if Holger is sleeping, if not Denmark is in trouble. The story is that Holger Danske always wake up to protect Denmark from "bad guys".
Written July 10, 2020
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GreekMiamiMan
Miami, FL62 contributions
Oct 2019
This is located in the basement of the castle and it well worth the walk because of the history of the legend.
Written December 15, 2019
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Susanne
6 contributions
Oct 2019
The casemats are only lit by paraffin lamps, which gives this place a scary atmosphere. If you are lucky you can find some bads behind the statue. If you visit Kronborg don’t miss it.
Written October 16, 2019
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eea442
Provo, Utah31 contributions
Sep 2019
Seeing this statue, known to me for some years, in person was one of the reasons I visited. It did not disappoint. Take a flashlight--casement is dark and surfaces uneven.
Written October 8, 2019
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TWal1
Canberra, Australia2,612 contributions
Aug 2019 • Couples
This statue can be viewed by traversing the underground passages with Kronborg Castle. This may not be for everyone, as the floor is uneven, the lighting is not bright and the passage is not overly wide. The Statue is a very good sculpture.
Thanks for your vote.
Written September 29, 2019
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Subhajit Bharadwaj
Trumbull, CT277 contributions
Sep 2019
Part of Kronborg castle aka hamlet castle.big statue inside basement and lit of tunnels.good for one time but nothing like no miss
Written September 1, 2019
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World Traveler
USA343 contributions
Jul 2019
This was part of Kronborg castle. It was located underground. It was dark to get to it so it’s helpful to have a flashlight. The light for the statue is changing so wait for the right moment before taking that picture.

Written July 7, 2019
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366Nicole528
Burlington, Vermont, United States17 contributions
Jun 2019 • Family
We spent a few hours at Kronborg Slot/Castle. This statue is down in the casements, beneath the castle. It is impressive in size. The lighting on the statue is excellent. There was a cutout near it that we could put our heads through to take photos, pretending to be Holger Danske. If you go to tour Kronborg, do not miss this!
Written June 30, 2019
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Anfrist
Bucharest, Romania4,275 contributions
Jun 2019 • Family
The statue inside the Helsingør kronborg Castle is in a dark room with ambiental light, looking as if he just lost a battle.
Written June 22, 2019
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