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Witch Monument

Vardø - Culture and History

The witch monument is a memorial to the victims of atrocities during the burning of witches in Vardø. The monument is a collaboration between the artist Louise Bourgeois and architect Peter Zumthor. Vardø is the place in Norway where most witches were condemned and burned at the stake. Between 1598 and 1692 135 persons were indicted and 91 were executed as witches in Finnmark, the vast majority in Vardø. Many of these were of Sami ancestry. The monument is erected at the place where the burning of witches originally happened, Steilneset in Vardø.

  • Monumentet over de trolldomsdømte (Foto av Vardø museum/ pomor museet)
  • Monumentet over de trolldomsdømte (Foto av Vardø museum/ pomor museet)
 

Information

  • E-mail: vardo@varangermuseum.no
  • Phone: +47 40 48 03 32
  • How to get there
    The witch monument is on Steilneset on Vardø island.
 
 
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