Hirtshals bunker

The Bunkers in North Jutland

Photo: Aage Møller Pedersen

Vestiges from the 2nd World War are scattered all over North Jutland, on the coast, you will find the bunkers that now stand as reminders of wartime.

Through time, the concrete bunkers, made by the Germans during World War II, have been discovered in the sand, uncovered by the waves of the ocean. You will find them along the entire west coast of North Jutland, from Skagen in the North to Agger at the Limfjord. The bunkers even go further down to the German border. You may also discover one of these bunkers in the forest in North Jutland.

Bunker Museums in North Jutland

Some of the largest and best-kept bunker facilities are located in North Jutland. The bunker museum in Hanstholm in thy is the largest of its kind in Denmark. Here you will find the most complete German defence facility on the West Coast. In Frederikshavn, the canons at Bangsbo Fortress still stand. It was too difficult to move them, so they were left behind. The Bunkermsueum in Hirtshals is an outdoor museum, where you can walk amongst the 54 bunkers scattered along the coast. 

Museums Center Hanstholm

Visit Denmark's largest bunker museum in Hanstholm.</pre>

Kystmuseet Bangsbo Fort

Bangsbo Fort is located immediately south of Pikkerbakken. The area is located in approximately 80 m height, and the canons of approximately 60 m height.

The Bunker Museum Hirtshals 10th Battery

Dive into the story and see how German soldiers lived during World War II. Explore the 69 bunkers associated with the 3.5 km trench. Join a guided tour during the summer.</pre>

Regan Vest in Rold Forest

During the Cold War, a bunker was build in secrecy underneath Rold Forest in the southern part of North Jutland. The bunker is being remade into an attraction and will open its doors to the public in 2020.

In Rold Forest, 60 meters beneath a hill, is 5,500 m2 of unique history. A bunker facility build in total secrecy during the Cold War in the period 1963-1968. Its purpose was to house the government and the royal family in case of nuclear war.

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