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SKAMLINGSBANKEN – AN ARCHITECTURAL PORTAL TO NATURE AND HISTORYThe new visitor centre at Skamlingsbanken in Kolding is an architectural portal to the glacial landscape and its history of democratic events. The centre is designed as a natural and integrated part of the undulating landscape and from the overall design to the small details, visitors will experience an architecture that finds its origin in Skamlingsbanken’s unique nature and history.
A common ground for democratic culture – then, now, and in the future
Skamlingsbanken holds a central place in Danish history, and over time it has been a setting for debates about democracy, the border country and women’s suffrage.
In the past, Skamlingsbanken – due to its undulating landscape with hollows and hills – was a natural gathering point sheltered from the wind, and many civil gatherings and festivals, therefore, took place right here.