Outdoor Features

The Museum features 14 acres of paths and gardens which feature a number of unique structures that highlight the Danish culture we celebrate. 

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Stendysse (dolmen) represent a burial chamber form Neolithic times (4500-1700 BCE). They were built with large, upright stones and a cap (table) stone on the top. The deceased's remains were placed inside the chamber. The structure was then covered with soil and then small stones. The completed mound is a barrow. As time passed, small stones were often removed to be used as building materials. The soil would then erode and the cap and support stones (dolmen) were exposed. Other dolmens can been seen at the Danish Lutheran Church of Vancouver and original dolmens can been seen throughout Europe, but especially in Denmark.

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The brick bridge was built by Bent Husted and is a replica of the Slyk bridge in Denmark, which was built by Bent's father.

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This sculpture rests in a man-made pond and was sculpted by Marian Husted, of Calgary. It pays homage to one of the most beloved tales from Danish author, Hans Christian Andersen.

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Jelling Stone--Jelling Stones are strongly associated to the creation of Denmark. Two original rune carved stones are found at the town of Jelling, Denmark. They were erected by King Gorm the Old in memory of his wife Thyra and by King Harold Bluetooth in memory of his parents. This stone was erected in memory of Bent Husted, by his family. Bent was a long time volunteer who dedicated much time to building the church, bridge and naust.