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The Cimbria Bull

Vesterbro | Where Bispensgade meets Vesterbro, Aalborg 9000, Denmark
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It’s just a statue

It’s really just a statue of a bull in the middle of quite a busy street. Not much else to say but... read more

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Bull in the middle of traffic!

This sculptor stands in the middle of a busy road of Aalborg! Keep a watchful eye as you are likely... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2017
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At Vesterbro near the busy shopping streets, stands the trademark of Aalborg. The Cimbrian bull symbolises the strength of Aalborg and Vendsyssel. It stands on its pedestal high above the traffic as a symbol of the Cimbrians' zest for life and their call for foreign places. On the pedestal, Johannes V. Jensen's tribute poem to the Cimbrians is engraved. The famous Danish writer and later Nobel Prize winner, was present at the revelation of the sculpture baack in April 14th 1937 where he read the poem out loud. The bull is one of the greatest works of the sculptor Anders J. Bundgaard. The work was paid by "De danske Spritfabrikker" (The Danish Distilleries) and the bull is placed on a historical ground since this was where the old distillery was placed until it was closed down in 1931. The early and rough design for the sculpture, of which there is a model in Bundgaards Museum in Tingbaek limestone mine, was made by architect Alf. Cock-Clausen. The drawings were at put in the pedestal along with with the foundation stone document and dr. phil Johannes Brondsted's expose of the Cimbrian expedition.
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“It’s just a statue”
Aug 5, 2017
“Bull in the middle of traffic!”
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Vesterbro | Where Bispensgade meets Vesterbro, Aalborg 9000, Denmark
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s really just a statue of a bull in the middle of quite a busy street. Not much else to say but apparently I have to come up with a minimum of a hundred characters.

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Reviewed August 6, 2017 via mobile

This sculptor stands in the middle of a busy road of Aalborg! Keep a watchful eye as you are likely to miss it especially when driving. Except for that it symbolizes strength of the Cimbrians, I do not find the sculptor very interesting.

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Reviewed July 20, 2017

This bull is almost mandatory to see when visiting Aalborg, and is easy to walk by when to walk around the main walking streets of Aalborg.

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Reviewed June 23, 2017

Like the Bertoldsbrunnen in Freiburg, this state is used as a landmark by the locals and will help you find your way around town. The bull may or may not be deemed impressive, but it is a must to see it to orient yourself in...More

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Reviewed June 15, 2017

It is just a significant meeting spot. ( as used by local people for reference for conveying directions ) . It is not a tourist spot .

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Reviewed March 29, 2017

The Bull is in the main street in Aalborg and everyone uses it as a landmark, which was extremely useful. It is a really nice piece of art, very powerful. You can't miss it and it is at the start of the main shopping street....More

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Reviewed February 2, 2017

If you are in Aalborg, you have to go at see the bull! It is an icon in Aalborg and a sightseeing must!

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