Walk Across the World in Denmark
(26 Nov 2015)

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Walk Across the World in Denmark

 

At the Verdenskortet, you can stroll across Africa, jump over to Europe, take a walk through Asia and cross the great oceans – all in one afternoon. The park, on the edge of Lake Klejtrup in Denmark, is a scale map of the world created completely out of grass and stones.

 

This map, advertised as the world’s largest atlas, is the brainchild of Søren Poulsen, a farmer who grew up on the park property. Poulsen was inspired when he found a stone in the shape of the Danish peninsula of Jutland. He began shaping and building the peninsula in 1944 into a tiny piece of an atlas on the southern shore of Lake Klejtrup. He used basic tools and a wheelbarrow to create his model of the world, and continued to perfect it until his death in 1969.

 

The map stretches across around 4400 square feet, and is to scale with one degree of latitude corresponding to 27 centimeters. In addition to the rowboat station in the mock Pacific Ocean, it also features mini golf and a cafe.

 

If you've ever wanted to see the world, you might need to add Denmark to your bucket list!

 

 

Image by Frank Vincentz via Wikimedia Commons 

 

 

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