This amazing walkable world map took more than 25 years to build
Walking the globe would take you 11 years – that is, if you could walk on water. However, a miniature world map in Denmark makes it possible for you to walk around the globe in a few minutes.
Poulsen was born in 1888 in Denmark and realized a stone on his land looked similar to the Jutland Peninsula. That single stone led him to create a world map. Poulsen started the project in 1944. Using just hand tools, a pushcart and a wheelbarrow, he made the map out of rocks and dirt.
He kept working on the map until his death in 1969.
America is divided by yellow bricks into states. The equator is marked by red poles. The world map is 300 feet by 150 feet, and each 10 inches represent 69 miles in reality.
Today, the map is the center of a park that offers outdoor activities and event space. Approximately 35,000 people visit it each year. The park has guided tours of Verdenskortet, paired with coffee and cake.
People have the possibility to play miniature golf on the grass, take a class field trip to the map, ride ponies, play old Viking games, jump on a trampoline or take a boat trip around the mini Pacific Ocean. The entry cost is small: around $12 for adults and $8 for kids.