Torvet - The Town Square in Horsens
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Torvet - The Town Square in Horsens

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Torvet is the town square in the center of Horsens in front of Vor Frelser Kirke (Our Savior Church) from the middleage. The huge sculpture made by Kirsten Ortwed in the middle of the square is called Beringsøen (The Bering Island) , named after the explorer Vitus Bering - born in Horsens in 1681. 

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