2. Commemorative Stone
There is good reason to stop close to the trail leading to Himmelbjergtårnet, and dwell on the commemorative stones which have been erected in honour of notable persons – with ties to the local area. They are described below in chronological order.
1882: The Blicher Stone was erected on the
100th birthday of the author. On the stone, it is written: "in 1839 St. St. Blicher called the first Danish Public Gathering. "
1883: The Tscherning Stone. Anton Frederik Tscherning (1795-1874), member of the Constitutional Assembly and chairman of the group, Bondevennerne (“Friends of the Peasants”), was honoured with this stone, on which it is written: "The Spokesman of the great common People - Defender of political Equality until his Death. Common men from the entire Country erected this Stone."
1905: A stone was erected in honour of the children’s friend Leopold Budde (1836-1902) who founded Himmelbjerggården in 1897, which for many years was a treatment home for children and young people placed in care.
1915: The introduction of voting rights for women in 1915 is marked by the Women’s Oak and four natural stones erected around the tree.
1925: The Tower committee, which masterminded the Himmelbjerget Tower, erected the beautiful pulpit on which portraits have been carved of some of the men who have had great significance to the meetings held at Himmelbjerget.
1929: A stone was erected in memoriam of theologian Vilhelm Beck (1829-1901), who was the man behind the Inner Mission.
1999: The Constitution celebrated its 150th anniversary and, for this reason, sculptor Jørn Rønnaus’ oak-and-elm work of art was revealed. The artwork is called "Spirit and Letter" and refers to the Constitution and to the spirit of art and love. A house carved from words and a heart symbolise fellowship and love.