Danish Architecture Guide

The Liberty Memorial

Frihedsstøtten in the middle of Vesterbrogade was raised by the Danish peasants in 1797 in acknowledgement of the abolition of adscription and of the introduction of agricultural reforms in 1788. Frihedsstøtten is the landmark of Vesterbro - a monument of liberty and a presage of the introduction of democracy half a century later in 1849.
The monument is 20 metres high and consists of an obelisk of red sandstone ashlars, a plinth of grey marble and a red sandstone base with three steps. At either corner there is a cylinder shaped pedestal carrying a 2.3-metre high marble figure, the four virtues - Fidelity, Civic Virtue, Agricultural Industry and Valour.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 / By Kasper Egeberg

Last updated Wednesday, January 22, 2014