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Bunker i Hirtshals

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 deep forest of 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 defense 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 Bunkermuseum in Hirtshals is an outdoor museum, where you can walk amongst the 54 bunkers scattered along the coast. 

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Regan Vest in Rold Forest

During the Cold War, a bunker was built 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 2022.

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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The Bunkers at Nordmandshage
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The Bunkers at Nordmandshage

At the furthest tip between the Kattegat and the mouth of Limfjorden are three bunkers from World War II. They were used to monitor traffic coming into Limfjorden from the sea. 

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Skagen Bunkermuseum
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Skagen Bunkermuseum

Skagen Bunker-museum enables you to explore a genuine German war time bunker.

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Vigsø WWII Battery
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Vigsø WWII Battery

Vigsø Batteriet is part of the Atlantic Wall from World War II.

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Battery Hanstholm 1
Photo: Thy Turistforening

Battery Hanstholm 1

The german battery, Hanstholm 1, was constructed in 1940, as a part of the german coast-defence in Denmark. 

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The Bunker Museum Hirtshals 10th Battery
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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.

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The bunkers in Løkken and surroundings
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The bunkers in Løkken and surroundings

During the occupation, Løkken was acting as a German support group consisting of infantry positions and a coastal battery. On the outskirts of the town and in the plantation in the middle of the town,...

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Udsigt over Bulbjerg
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Bulbjerg Bird Cliff and Bunker

Bulbjerg is Jutland's only cliff, which is 47 meters above sea level and is also called for "The Shoulder of Jutland". Besides providing an amazing view over the North Sea, the limestone cliff is also the home to many different bird species.

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