At 21.16 meters – 3.5 meters higher than the previous record holder – the world’s tallest new sandcastle opened in Denmark last week.
About 4.8 tons of sand were used in the construction.
Dutch designer Wilfried Steiger said the COVID-19 pandemic inspired the castle.
At the top, he tags a replica of the coronavirus to show how the virus “runs our world” and doesn’t allow us to do what we want.
Like many other large sandcastles, it is made in the shape of a triangle so that it does not collapse, and a wooden structure is erected around it so that about 30 artists can cut the figures in the sand.
The sand used is made of 10% clay to make it stick better, and when the castle is finished an extra layer of glue is added to make it last most of the winter.
The Guinness World Records number was measured by a certified surveyor and signed by witnesses, and will be in the next edition of the book.
The Sand Sculpture Festival is held in Blochos every summer.