Statue of Hans Egede
Statue of Hans Egede with Nuuk Cathedral in the background
The Statue of Hans Egede is a prominent monument in Nuuk, Greenland. It commemorates the Dano-Norwegian Lutheran missionary Hans Egede who founded Nuuk in 1728. The statue lies on a hill near the shore above Nuuk Cathedral in the historical Old Nuuk area of the city. A duplicate statue by August Saabye stands outside Frederik's Church (Marmorkirken) in Copenhagen.
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