German Bunkers at Hanstolm

The tourist brochure states these are Europe's largest survivng World War 2 fortifications. That may well be. I can personally attest to their largeness!

Photo taken in 1945 - courtesy of the MuseumsCenter Hanstolm
Photo taken in 1945 - courtesy of the MuseumsCenter Hanstolm


The bunkers today.


This rail system ferried ammunition into the enormous 28 inch guns.

The entire west coast of Denmark was fortified against coastal assault and the entire country fitted out with AAA installations and further bunker systems set to deter parachute landings.



The museum at Hanstolm is being refurbished and they have set up a 15in gun on loan from the Danish Navy. Apparently there is a 38 incher still in situ in Norway. I'd like to see that!

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