Smygehuk

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Signpost at Smygehuk, the southernmost point of Sweden. One of the places pointed to is Treriksröset, the northern tip of the country.

Smygehuk is a harbour and fishing village at Smygehamn in Skåne, Sweden. It is most known for being the southernmost point of Sweden and the Scandinavian Peninsula (55° 20' N). To the west of the harbour are Smygehuk Lighthouse and Smygehuk Hostel.

Statue of Birgit Holmquist

A statue of a nude woman stands in the harbour. It was made by artist Axel Ebbe and installed in 1930. It is named Famntaget (the embrace). The model for the statue was Birgit Holmquist, mother of the model Nena von Schlebrügge and grandmother of actress Uma Thurman.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alexander Kuprijanko (24 July 2006). "Uma Thurmans mormor staty i Trelleborg". Sydsvenskan (in Swedish). Retrieved 17 April 2013. 

Coordinates: 55°20′14″N 13°21′30″E / 55.33722°N 13.35833°E / 55.33722; 13.35833