The Goose Girl

Close to the center of Aalborg, you will find ‘Gåsepigen’ (The Goose Girl) at Vesterbro – one of the most famous and beloved sculptures in Aalborg.

The two main figures of the sculpture - the girl and the goose - have given the sculpture its name. The granite pedestal is based on drawings by Kaare Klint.

The short history of ‘Gåsepigen’ 
C.W. Obel celebrated his 150-year anniversary in 1937, and to celebrate, he donated the city of Aalborg a sculpture made by one of the leading artist of that time – the Swedish-born sculptor Gerhard Henning.

Gerhard Henning, who was attached to the Royal Porcelain Factory in the years 1909-1915, successfully accomplished the great assignment given by C.W. Obel. 

At the unveiling of ‘Gåsepigen’ on June 26, 1937, the citizens of Aalborg were able to admire the beautiful sculpture ‘Gåsepigen’ at Vesterbro for the first time, in the presence of the Prime Minister of the time, Th. Stauning, and the CEO of C.W. Obel, Frederik Obel. The sculpture is still to this day admired by guests from all over the world. 

 

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