The Boulder of Hvissingestenen

HVISSINGE

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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. The circumference is 18 metres. 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.