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Kystmuseet Bangsbo Fort

World War II in North Jutland

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Follow in the footsteps of World War 2. Learn more about North Jultand, its important location both under and after the war.

The Atlantic Wall

The Nazis were responsible for building a huge coastal fortification which in German was called "Atlantikwall". The Atlantic Wall went from Labourd to Frederikshavn and continued in Norway. The bunkers were standardized according to the "Regelbau" system, which means that the bunkers you can see in our part of North Jutland are almost the same as the ones you can see in Southern France.

Victims of the Nazi ideology

At Nordjyllands Kystmuseum in Skagen, Bangsbo and Sæby you can hear the fates of fishermen, resistance fighters, apprentices and many more. The exhibitions "Victims of the Nazi ideology" are part of a larger project where Nordjyllands Kystmuseum will make small memorials in the form of "Stolpersteine" ("stumbling stones") around the entire Frederikshavn municipality.

The flight routes to Sweden

Did you know that there were also escape routes to Sweden from North Jutland? There were escape routes from Sæby, Strandby and Skagen , with Sæby being the most important.

The German forces

Visit Aalborg Forsvars- og Garnisonsmuseum and learn more about the German equipment or visit the hangar at Knivholt Skov and see an airfield which during World War 2 were filled with fighter planes and later became a refugee camp.

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