World War II Bunker Museum at the Danish west coast
During WWII the Danish west coast was part of the Atlantic Wall coastal fortification, which was a 5,000 km line commissioned by Germany to protect from allied invasion. Around 200 bunkers were constructed along the Danish west coast, and one of the biggest bunker block was the Tirpitz in Blåvand, named after a German battleship. Now, a new museum, which opened in June 2017, brings to life the dramatic WWII Atlantic Wall history as well as the history of the Danish west coast through 20,000 years.
Embedded into the beautiful protected landscape of Blåvand just north of the Wadden Sea National Park, the Tirpitz museum is a groundbreaking cultural complex. The museum is designed by the world-famous Danish architecture firm Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), and is built as a sharp contrast to the heavy bunker by camouflaging with the landscape and inviting lightness and openness into the new museum, thus giving a counterbalance to the dark and dramatic European WWII history. The Tirpitz museum encompasses a gross floor area of 2,800 sqm. The exhibition area and he various service spaces are arranged around a shared central courtyard, the four main exhibition galleries are each housed in a dedicated rectangular-shaped space.
About Cruise Fredericia
Fredericia is a Scandinavian cruise destination in the heart of Denmark with a dedicated cruise quay for LOA 350 m and 12-meter water depth. Whether you are into historic and authentic attractions, art and culture, real Viking experiences or activities for the entire family, Fredericia has it all – including three UNESCO sites within only a 1-hour drive.
The port of Fredericia is a dedicated deep-water cruise port and is easily accessible and navigable. Excellent operational facilities and a cruise quay very close to the city center is what we call credible - close - cruiseable.
Cruise Fredericia is part of ADP A/S, which owns and operates the ports of Fredericia, Nyborg and Middelfart.
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