Dodekalitten at Lolland
In a field by Kragenæs at Lolland - with view to
Smålandshavet - you will find a different experience.
A monument, which has to give everyone, locals as
travelers, an experience of greatness, proximity and
beauty, migration and residence, proudness and hum-
bleness, past, present - and last, but not least - future
- it is Dodekalitten.
Made of the Rolls Royce of granite
The word dodekalit has roots in Greek. It means twel-
ve rocks, and the monument will, when it is completely
done in 2025, contain 12 stones exactly.
Each of the rocks are 7-9 meters tall and weighs be-
tween 25-45 ton. The top 2 meters are carved as heads
and all face center in a circle with a diameter of
40 meters. The rocks are made from larvikite granite
- the Rolls Royce of granite. The rocks are picked
from quarries in Sweden and Norway.
At Dodekalitten, a speaker system is built in - spread-
ing electro acoustic music - right into the large circle
- and the music plays in the light hours of the day.
The music substantiates and enhances the story of
the rocks - and the rocks do the same about the
The first rock in the collection was ready in 2006,
and since more has come. In September 2018, two
new rocks were ready. The total amount is now four
out of twelve rocks in total.
The best experience of Dodekalitten is achieved by
parking in Kragenæs and walking along Glentehøjstien,
either from the harbor behind the campsite,
along hjertestien through the forest, or from
Glentehøjstien’s start by Kragenæsvej. The walk is
approximately 15 minutes. By the harbor office and
the campsite, you can get more information about
For elderly or handicapped, it is possible to park at
the end of Glentehøjvej, but please note that busses
cannot turn here - and there is a maximum capacity
of 5 cars.
The story behind Dodekalitten
The composer, Gunner Møller Pedersen, got the idea
for the project Dodekalitten, when he experienced the
sculptor Thomas Kadziola’s Land Art project through
Anemarken in 2006.
The two artists, Gunner and Thomas, chose to cooperate
on the new piece of art, which is now known as
Dodekalitten. Gunner Møller Pedersen wrote, as the
background for the whole project, the legend about
Lolernes story and Dodekalitten at Lolland. Gunner
Møller Pedersen retreated from the project in 2015.
Since October 2018, music, composed for Dodekalitten
by composer Wayne Siegel, has sounded daily from
the four speakers. The electronic music composition is
called Solkreds 1 (Solar circuit 1). It is a beautiful piece
of music in combination with the large rock figures.
Lolerne came from the south. For around 7.500 years
ago, the waters were rising - sending Lolerne North.
Some of them settled at the island, we now call Lolland.
Up to this day, you can still find evidence from the rich
culture, they left all over, where they settled - from
Ravnsby to Ravnsholt, more than 70 barrows are preserved.
Some of them are passage graves.
Read more about Dodekalitten here:
Lolland is rural idyll, twisted woodland paths, and
never-ending white sand beaches. And it is actually
the place in Denmark with the highest possibility for
If you have decided to spend your vacation in Denmark,
and cross fingers, toes, and everything else
- for nice weather - you better face South and go to
Lolland. The largest of the southern Danish islands
is, according to the Danish Meteorological Institute,
the place in Denmark with the highest average temperatures.
And it is also the place with the least rain.
It might be, Bornholm is known as the Sunshine
Island, but it would also be quite fair, if Lolland was
nicknamed the Summer Island - especially because
Lolland is also in the top, when it comes to sunshine
At the southern coast of Lolland, nice sand beaches
wring close by cozy summer residence areas, and
there is also a varied nature with both contained
land areas with rich animal- and plant life, luxuriant
nature parks and large fruit plantations on the
A lot of the places can be visited on your own, and
there is an exiting variety of experiences at the island.
Have a great time on the Summer Island in Smålandsfarvandet!