The sculpture “Thumbelina” is made ​​by Lotte Olsen, it can be found on Sortebrødre Square and was unveiled in 1994. The sculpture is made ​​of bronze, 3.4 metres tall and weighs approx. 600 kg.

The artist was inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale Thumbelina (1835),  about a childless woman seeking advice from a witch. The witch gives her a sty with instructions to put it in a flowerpot. From the mould of the flowerpot grows a plant. When the woman kisses the plant’s knob, a flower emerges and the little nude Thumbelina lies between the petals. The thumb sized girl experiences being kidnapped by a mole just to be rescued by her swallow friend and eventually she finds the prince of her dreams.