Stationsbygningen (The station building)
Løkken Station, colloquially the Stationsbygningen, is a disused Danish railway station in Løkken on the Hjørring-Løkken-Aabybro Railway.
The station building was designed by Sylvius Knutzen. He is the architect behind several of the station buildings in Vendsyssel. Løkken station was inaugurated in 1913 and transported thousands to Løkken for the coveted West Sea bathing and summer life on the west coast.
The railway is now closed and there has been both a post office and a tourist office in the building.
Watch the vide about Stationsbygningen here
Knud Holst was born in Skæve parish. He lived for several years in different places in Løkken. He died in 1995, after having lived in Vrensted for the last part of his life.
Knud Holst (Andersen) started drawing and painting early and became a teacher at Løkken realskole as a young man.
He was a well-liked school teacher, and in the first years in Løkken he began to make his art in earnest. From 1962 he makes a living by writing poems, painting and illustrating. It is modernism and modern poetry and drawings and illustrations that are prominent. He drew what he saw and thought. In texts, he focuses on the local scene in Løkken or thoughts on the social environment in the city. Often used water colors and marker in drawings. Sharp colors in modernist strokes. Knud Holst has published around 40 books – poems, short stories, essays, children’s books, TV dramas and film scripts.
Knud Holst is buried outside at Løkken cemetery. On his tombstone is written one of his fantastic little phrases; “The worst thing imaginable – to prevent unfolding”. On the Løkken Art Trail, we honor several of his fantastic poems. Among other things. “Havets mur” and also shows various poems and quotes on the Knud Holst post, which is by the school/school tunnel.
Art in the area around Stationsbygningen
The route starts at the cultural gathering place by the library, and goes past the post with signs showing the way to the maritime oasis and the playgrounds on the school grounds.
Here you pass brightly colored covers. You see the beautiful sperm whale, which in its stomach has animals/nature from the forest and the sea – but also the polluting element. The whale under the window was drawn by 12-year-old Storm and his father Øjvind Knudsen. Britta Kornum has decorated with veiltail fish on a large target board and a diving woman on the shelter. The shelter has also been painted and decorated inside.
Lise Vestergaard has, from thoughts about world goal 4 and quality education, created a girl who might become wise about the environment and creativity in her book. On the way down towards the Knud Holst poem post, which is an old wooden post decorated with knitting made from old fishing line and poems on ceramics. In the trees there are birdhouses, made by science teacher Niels Staun.
The intersection of the route is right here at the post, so you will pass the place twice if you take the whole route at once. Remember to also look for the fish in ceramics and fiber cement, as well as signs and stones that hide in cunning places.
The station building was inaugurated in 1913 and transported thousands to Løkken for the coveted West Sea bathing and summer life on the west coast.
Old photo from the inauguration of the Station building in 1913.
An example of an illustration by Knud Holst.
Knud Holst has often used chalk and watercolor or marker on many of his drawings of women’s bodies.
The sign pointing the way to Knud Holst Sti adorns the fence at the Station building.
12-year-old Storm has together with his father, made their creative sperm whale in 2021. Storm is himself a student at Løkken School.