Copenhagen International Sand Sculpture Festival

Copenhagen International Sand Sculpture Festival 

Okay, its raining in Copenhagen, so what to do? Well, let’s go and see a collection of 20 very large sand sculptures at the Copenhagen Annual International Sand Sculpture Competition on Ofelia Beach!

We had first noticed Ofelia Beach on the first day that we were in Copenhagen as we were looking for the Opera House and the Little Mermaid on the shores of Copenhagen Bay… however, we didn’t get around to visiting it until right before we left Copenhagen!

This year’s theme is stated on their website as: ““A world in sand – from volcanos to space ships” and many of the sculptures where focused on historical (or mythical) representations from various cultures.

Fire to Humanity

Greek Gods – Canadian Entry

Industrial Revolution – A Canadian Entry

My Favorite of the Sand Sculptures was a collage of all of the Towers in Copenhagen.

Towers of Copenhagen

Although there were a selection of sand sculptures that tackled the theme “from volcanos to space ships” in an abstract way, with some pretty spectacular results, we really couldn’t figure out the meaning of the rabbit ear sculpture.

Of course, we wouldn’t be in Copenhagen Festival if there wasn’t at least one mermaid…

Our blog entry focusing on the Mermaids of Denmark is here.

Return to the general Denmark blog here.






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1 Response to Copenhagen International Sand Sculpture Festival

  1. CPHSAND says:

    The festival is divided in 2 parts. The first 12 sculptures showing the world history from the Big Bang to the present. These artists had to create a sculpture from a specific period.
    The last 9 sculptures are solo sculptures where the artists were totally free to decide their motives. Patrick Steptoe from Denmark made The Bunny Man – bunny ears are his signature motive 🙂
    Best regards,

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