The biggest sand castle in the world was built in Denmark
The world’s largest sand castle now graces the city of Blokhus, Denmark. At 21.16 meters high, the pyramid-shaped construction consists of 4,860 tons of sand and about 10% of clay.
Sandcastles are typically small engineering projects that steal children’s attention in the summer. Wilfred Stijger he is also a fan and decided to raise the bar by erecting a 21.6 meter high sand castle in the city of Blokhus, Denmark.
The structure is three meters taller than the castle built in Germany in 2019, so it takes the podium in the Guinness World Records.
In declarations to the The Guardian, the Dutchman explained that the castle represents the power that the SARS-CoV-2 has over the world, at a time when several countries are dealing with the consequences of the covid-19 pandemic.
“It’s deciding our life. It’s telling us to stay away from our family and not go to nice places. It’s telling us to stay at home and not do activities”, he maintained. It was on this premise that Stijger decided to build the model of the virus molecule with the crown on top of the castle.
In Wilfred Stijger’s castle were used 4,860 tons of sand and about 10% of the work is composed of clay, to become more cohesive. The author was helped by 30 of the best sand sculptors in the world.
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