Bunkers along the Danish coast

You can experience a truly unique nature along the coast of North Jutland, and amidst this beautiful nature you will find numerous World War 2 bunkers, which to this day remain as a memorial to Denmark’s occupation by the Germans from 1940 to 1945.

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Bunker near Frederikshavn – Bangsbo Fort

In 1940 the German Occupation forces built a large artillery battery as well as an anti-aircraft battery on the 82 meter high Pikkerbakke in the outskirts of Frederikshavn. The two batteries were later expanded on, with a radar station as well as a communications station. In the present day, large section of the bunker act as the Bangsbo Fort Bunker Museum. Three of the original 150 mm cannons are still mounted at their original spot to this day.

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Bunker in Bunken Klitplantage

In the year 1944, the Germans established a number of smaller coastal batteries with light concrete structures, to bridge the gaps between the larger heavily fortified installations. One of these batteries was well hidden between the dunes and pine trees of Bunken plantation. Today you can see the majority of the 13 bunkers and clearly see how they were adapted to the surrounding nature. When visiting the site today, it is difficult to imagine that at one time around 110 German soldiers lived here.

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Bunker near Skagen – Vippefyret

Close to Skagen, between the Grey Lighthouse and the Vippefyr, the Germans build a large coastal artillery bunker, with four 120 mm battery guns, each in their own dedicated bunker, as well as a large number of bunkers for the troops, ammunition and tech. Today, the sea has washed away so much of the sand that half of the bunkers are positioned in the middle of the beach. The Two-storey Fire-control bunker, from where the guns were being commanded, is located in the dunes above the beach.

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When you are on holiday in north Jutland, we strongly recommend you go on an adventure along the coast of Denmark. The history and nature of the area go hand in hand. One thing is clear when you book a holiday home at the beach at visittoppen.com, you can expect countless experiences at the top of Denmark.


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