Talking Statues

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Imagine if statues could talk, move their eyes and lips and tell stories from times gone by and from their seat in the city. In Copenhagen a handful of the city's most famous statues have started talking. All you need is a smartphone.

The Talking statues project gives the opportunity to some of the most prestigious cultural figures from Danish history to tell their own history to the many passersby in Copenhagen.

With a new modern animation technique the statues get eyes, their eyes flashes while their lips tell their own stories with accurate human voice. The statues can even move their body.

All you need is a smartphone

All you need is a smartphone and a scan app like for an example ScanLife, which you can download for free.

Visit one of the talking statues in Copenhagen and scan the statue's QR code, and before you know it the statue will come alive through your phone.

The statues speak Danish and English, and it is your smartphone settings that determine which language the statues will talk.

Find a Talking Statue near you

As of September 2013 you can find these 10 Talking Statues:

Poet Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875), Copenhagen City Hall Square
Priest NFS Grundtvig (1783-1872), Vartov Plads
King Frederik 5th (1723-1766), Amalienborg Palace
Ludvig Holberg (1684-1754), The Royal Danish Theatre, Kongens Nytorv
Poet Adam Oehlenschläger (1779-1850), The Royal Danish Theatre, Kongens Nytorv
Philosopher Søren Kierkegaard (1813-1855), Royal Library Garden
​King Christian 4th (1577-1648), Øster Voldgade 15
Astronomer Tycho Brahe (1546-1601), Øster Voldgade 3
Poet Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875), Kings Garden
Physicist H. C. Ørsted(1777-1851), Ørstedsparken

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