News The world’s tallest sand castle: Corona represents the power of the virus administrator 8 July 2021 The world’s tallest sand castle was built in Blokhus, Denmark. The 21 meter tall castle depicts the corona virus dominating the world. The world’s tallest sand castle, over 20 meters high and containing nearly 5,000 tons of sand, has been completed in Denmark, according to its designers. With a height of 21.16 meters, the castle is more than 3 meters taller than the one built in Germany in 2019, previously holding the title of the tallest sand castle according to Guinness World Records. However, in the small seaside town of Blokhus, the intricately decorated structure resembling a pyramid consists of a total of 4,860 tons of sand. The Dutch designer of the sand castle, Wilfred Stijger, got help from 30 of the world’s best sand sculptors. Stjger said he wanted the castle to represent the power that the corona virus has had over the world since the beginning of the pandemic. At the top of the castle is a depiction of the crowned virus. “It rules our lives everywhere. It tells us what to do and what not to do,” Stijger said. On the other hand, it was stated that the castle contains about 10 percent clay to make the sand more sticky. It was also covered with a layer of glue to withstand the cold and windy conditions of autumn and winter. Blokhus residents were delighted to see depictions of popular activities such as windsurfing and kite flying, as well as local landmarks incorporated into the sand castle, such as beach houses and lighthouses. The fort is expected to remain standing until severe frost begins, possibly next February or March.