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  • Karsten

    The museum was built around the old Tirpitz bunker of the Second World War, which to this day is a sad but historical sign of one of the greatest wars. The bunker construction, consisting of two huge bunkers, was supposed to be built as part of Hitler's Atlantic Wall in its time, but was never completed as the war ended before the planned completion. Therefore they stood as silted up monuments in the rough nature of the Danish North Sea coast until it was decided to use them as a museum.
    It has long been possible to visit the historical and interesting Tirpitz bunkers, which are unique testimonies to the horrors that the Second World War brought with it.
    However, in 2017 they were rebuilt by the world famous Danish architecture firm BIG, the Bjarke Ingels Group, with the history of the bunker and the nature around it being incorporated into the new design. Therefore, the new museum is made of concrete and iron, like the original bunker, and of glass made of heated sand, such as the one in the dune landscape around the museum. The museum is built into the dunes and has an underground corridor that connects the museum with the southern bunker, which is also used for exhibitions. Beach rye is planted on the sloping roof, so that the museum fits perfectly into the surroundings of West Jutland. Since the reconstruction, the museum has been a shining jewel that is worth a visit both in terms of architecture and content!
    As part of the renovation there are 4 large exhibition rooms, all of which are designed to be exciting and interactive. There are no long, boring posters in the museum, but rather a headset for each visitor with which he can explore the museum and choose which exhibits he would like to learn more about. There are both permanent exhibitions and changing special exhibitions, all of which tell stories about the bunker or life on the North Sea coast.

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    • August 10, 2020

  • Thomas 🚵‍♂️

    Tirpitz is a bunker facility near Blåvand near the Danish town of Esbjerg. It was started during the Second World War but never completed.
    After the war, the installations were inspected and closed by the Allies, then later handed over to the Danish government. It was considered the use of the Danish army (eg ammunition storage, etc.), but then gave up the idea. The facilities were blown up except for the two large bunkers intended for artillery placement. The northern bunker 1 is preserved and in the state of the former construction phase. The Bunker 2 was expanded as a museum for the Atlantic Wall and is still used today. There was only a partial blasting to drain the fully run bunker. The round shaft for the cannon tower was provided with a transparent plastic dome. Exhibitions and two film rooms (Danish and German settings) complete the otherwise original Bunk

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    • June 7, 2018

  • Ulli 🔸🚴🔸👣

    Interesting ... 😉

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    • August 12, 2020

  • Bärbel

    Never completed bunker, part of the Atlantic Wall, turned into a museum.

    • May 26, 2018

  • Ti〽️o 🚵‍♂️

    A visit is highly recommended.

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    • September 6, 2020

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Location: Varde, Denmark


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