The Boulder of Hvissingestenen

HVISSINGE

Mainpage
Intro
List + Map
ZEALAND
Bjergsted
Bolund
Broged
Djævle
Dyre
Firetønder
Flad Colas
Forsinge
Gammelrand
Grå Avnsøg.
Gubbe
Hvide
Hvissinge
Høje Colas
Kalundborg
Kast Egelund
Kast Juliedal
Kast.Knudskov
Langemose
Lerelte
Lig
Lomme
Mangle
Milesteds
Muse
Myre
Pandekage
Piber
Penge
Roskilde
Rød Avnsøg.
Sagn
Sjælland
Skallerød
Skåne
Smør
Sorten
Trolde
Øm 1
Øm 2
Øm 3
LOLLAND
Høvænge
Lunde
FALSTER
Gretes trone
MØN
Grønsalen
Rytsebæk
Store
Svante
Klekkendehøj
LANGELAND
Søstenen
FYN
Damme
Faaborg
LYØ
Anes Kiste
BORNHOLM
Another time

This big boulder of Hvissingestenen is found in a newly renovated nature area, former a gravel dig. This is the largest stone on Zealand. It was found in 1966 by the construction of a main sewer line. When the stone was in the way of wire work took contractor immediate steps to blow it away. In a swift response from the Danish Society for Nature Conservation and Copenhagen County, supported by the Municipality of Glostrup, the stone was immediately protected.
The stone is now about 90 m from the place it was found, at the eastern end of Vestskoven about 1 km north of Hvissinge. A few holes which were drill to the explosives can be found around the stone.

Location: Oxbjergvej 16, Glostrup.
GPS: 55.689266, 12.424410

Size: 3 metres high, 5 metres wide and 6 meters long. Estimate weight 234 - 250 tons.

Meaning of the name: Named after the nearby village. The name Hvissinge probably comes from residents in the area, called "hvass entries", which can mean 'sharp / hard people' or 'people living on the moor (Vesen)'.

Material: Granite

Origin: ?

Legend: Almost blown to pieces when it was found.