The Reunification Square

The Reunification Square. Photo: Eva Kristensen
The Reunification Square. Photo: Eva Kristensen

The Reunification Square

The Reunification Square is situated between the God’s Acre and Kongensgade.
The relief on the monument shows symbolically how ”Mother Denmark” receives her kidnapped daughter, Southern Jutland.

In the relief ”Mother Denmark” and ”Southern Jutland” are personified and illustrated by two women reaching out their arms towards each other and meeting in the embrace of an angel. The relief has been carried out in a simple, monumental and narrative style. The moving reunification is depicted in a way that brings both the human and the personal dimension of the reunification into focus while at the same time cementing the underlying faith in God and love of God.

The Reunification Square and the monument have been made in memory of the Reunification on 10 July 1920, when Southern Jutland came back to Denmark after 56 years of Prussian rule.

The inscription on the back of the monument:
This is the message of the stone:
Here the flame and stormy weather
gathered those who belong together.
God be praised!

Three oak trees have been planted on the square:
• One on occasion of the 70 years birthday of King Christian X.
• One on occasion of the 70 years birthday of King Frederik IX.
• One on occasion of the 60 years birthday of Queen Margrethe II.

(Text: VisitKolding)

On the Reunification Square there is also a modern sculpture made by the established artist Eske Kath. This sculpture was unveiled on 18 June 2018.

 Inauguration of the memorial stone at Reunion Square (1935). Photo: Christiansfeld Local History Archive
Inauguration of the memorial stone at Reunion Square (1935). Photo: Christiansfeld Local History Archive
 GenforeningsThe Reunification Square. Photo: Christiansfeld Center
GenforeningsThe Reunification Square. Photo: Christiansfeld Center

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