As part of the Vestegnens Culture Week in 2016, artist Thomas Dambo built 6 giants out of recycled wood, well hidden by forest, lakes and hilltops in selected places on Vestegnen (West of Copenhagen).
Take a walk in the beautiful scenery and see if you can find The 6 Forgotten Giants, which animate play and fantasy for both kids and adults.
Below you can read more about each individual troll, but also see our recommended walking route of 35 km if you want to walk/cycle around to the giants.
Below you can see our recommended route and get it on a digital map, so you can always see where you are on the route.
Art in nature
The aim of the project is to bring the art outside the walls of the museum and into the nature on the Copenhagen Vestegn. The project encourages you to explore the beautiful and overlooked nature, thereby providing a different experience.
All six giants are built with the help of numerous local volunteers. The sculptures are built entirely of waste wood from local demolition projects, old twigs and residual wood.
Teddy Friendly in Høje Taastrup
Teddy Friendly you will find in Høje Taastrup, where he stands by a small river next to a lake. He holds out one arm to help people across. To build Teddy's beard and coat, cuts from newly felled trees have been used. He is named after a very kind and hardworking guy who helped creating the sculpture.
You will find Teddy at the intersection on the map below.
Little Tilde in Vallensbæk
You will find Lille Tilde in the area at Vallensbæk Mose, where she lurks through the trees on the wild nature and rich wildlife. As a bonus, artist Thomas Dambo has built 28 hidden birdhouses inside the sculpture until the cold hits the marsh. Little Tilde is named after one of the employees who helped build the sculpture.
You will find Tilde at junction # 4 on the map below.
Thomas on the Mountain in Albertslund
Thomas On the Mountain you will find in a clearing at the top of the mountain in Albertslund, where he relaxes and enjoys the view of Kongsholm Park. Maybe you want to sit on his long legs and enjoy the view with him? The sculpture is named after Thomas Dambo's intern, also named Thomas, who has been part of the project from the beginning.
You will find Thomas at junction # 5 on the map below.
Oscar Under the Bridge in Ishøj
Oscar Under the Bridge you will find at Ishøj Strandpark. Among other things, he is made of waste wood from a downed watermill, and then he is named after an artist from Chile who helped build the sculpture.
You will find Oscar at the intersection on the map below.
Sleeping Louis in Rødovre
Sleeping Louis lies in a clearing at the top of a small hill in Rødovre. Inside the sculpture there is a small cave that you can climb into through Louis' mouth. He is named after Thomas Dambo's former intern from England who helped build the sculpture.
You will find Louis at the intersection on the map below.
Hill Top Trine in Hvidovre
Hill Top Trine lies on a small hill in Hvidovre. If you crawl up into her palms you get a unique view of the Avedøreslet. She is named after one of the volunteers who helped build one of the other giants.
You will find Trine at the intersection on the map below.
Go troll hunting with our free app
At OpdagDanmark, we have created a free app that shows the way to thousands of experiences - e.g. playgrounds, child-friendly beaches, ice houses and much more – and of course all Thomas Dambo's trolls! We even have cycle and walking routes that go past several. of the trolls…
Before long you can also create folders and keep track of which trolls you have visited and which ones you are missing. But we are also developing a function so that you get a stamp in a troll passport every time you visit a troll...