About Stauning Monument
Thorvald Stauning was the first social democratic Prime Minister of Denmark. Under his leadership, Denmark started the development into a social welfare state. He served as Prime Minister from 1924 to 1926 and again from 1929 until his death in 1942. The monument is rectangular with reliefs on the sides. On the front, a large stylized torch as symbol of human striving. On the left: six naked men as a symbol of work. On the right: a torchlight procession of men, women and children of all ages, representing leisure time or the joy of being together. On the back: five young people dancing around a large tree full of fruits, a symbol of the future and of children. In front of the monument a circular sacrificial bowl has been let into the square containing a relief of a stylized bird, a crane.