At Sædding Strand north of Esbjerg you will find Man by the Sea, a sculpture by Svend Wiig Hansen, which was created in connection with Esbjerg Municipality's 100th anniversary in 1994 and has since become an internationally known landmark for the city of Esbjerg.
The sculpture depicts four white men in a row looking out over the sea, and is very similar to the Easter Island monoliths. The figure protrudes 9 meters into the air and can be seen up to 10 kilometers from the sea side. The white men scouting out over the sea must symbolize the pure man's encounter with nature.
If you visit Esbjerg or go on holiday in the area, Man by the Sea is a must-see and can be visited with a packed lunch or in connection with a visit to the Fisheries and Maritime Museum, which is one of Denmark's most visited attractions and therefore count as Esbjerg's main attraction.
“One of the most beautiful places in Esbjerg where you can ride your bike along the water to Hjerting. You can experience the Wadden Sea which is a nice visit. Clearly a place to visit if you visit Esbjerg. ”
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Bonus info: Wiig Hansen already made a sketch for the sculpture back in 1954 and had originally intended that the four white men should be placed on Grenen in Skagen.
FAQ about Man by the Sea
Buses leave from Esbjerg Railway Station for the sculpture.
If you come by car, there are two small parking spaces on either side of the sculpture.
Yes, there are tables and benches where you can eat a packed lunch, but in high season there can be a rift about the seats.