"Marselisborg Mindepark" Århus Things to Do Tip by tompt

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Next to the Marselisborg palace you will find the Memorial Park (Mindepark).
This is a nice green park, with large greens, wooded areas and a flowergarden. But the most important part of this park is ofcourse the monument to commemorate Danes killed in the First World War. The monument is a large circular wall, with more than 4,140 names of Danes killed during the war carved into the limestone together with 4 reliefs portraying “The Departure”, “The Battle”, “Peace” and “Homecoming”. It was inaugurated in 1934.

South Jutland was under German rule from the end of the war in 1864 until after the First World War, and from this area many Danes were forced to enlist in the German army. Along the names are dates and places of birth and death. Needless to say they died all over europe, where ever the german army fought.

Directions: Go south along the Strandvejen, the park is on your right hand.

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  • Written Aug 14, 2006
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