Dodekalitten – Torrig, Denmark - Atlas Obscura

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Torrig, Denmark

An air of mystery pervades this modern-day singing Stonehenge. 


A monumental ring of enigmatic stone sculptures with inlaid electronic musical sounds stand in a hidden coastal area of the island Lolland. The name stems from Dodekalith, which means “Twelve Stones” in Greek. Each of these massive, imposing sculptures is roughly seven to nine meters high and weighs between 25 to 45 metric tonnes.

Sculptor Thomas Kadziola envisioned this work as something of a contemporary Nordic temple. The work is still in progress, but the artist has said in a public statement, “When all 12 figures are finished, they will hopefully mirror lived lives others will recognize themselves in. My hope is that the finished Dodekalith will stand as a kind of zodiak of life.” 

Standing at the center of this circle of giants as the ambient “singing” washes over you is truly a surreal experience, one meant to invite contemplation and introspection.

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Check the website to see upcoming concerts and cultural events performed in front of these statues.

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