1000 years of military fortifications tour

//1000 years of military fortifications tour

May 2012

Vikingeskibsmusæet, Roskilde

By | 2012-05-03T13:21:15+00:00 May 3rd, 2012|1000 years of military fortifications tour|

In the 9th century, 6 viking ships was deliberately sunk in Roskilde fjord, to improve the city's defense against attack from the sea.

In the 1960'ies the ships was raised and the museum was build.

Next to the museum is a museum shipyard that is building replica viking ships with the same methods as was used a thousand years ago.

World class attraction.

 

 

Vestvolden

By | 2012-05-03T10:21:27+00:00 May 3rd, 2012|1000 years of military fortifications tour|

Build after the wars with Germany in 1848 and 1864, as a very long defence line around Copenhagen.

Actually, this was the largest construction project in Denmark ever, only outperformed by the Great Belt Bridge a hundred years later.

Modern guns made the fortification obsolete in less than 30 years.

Stevnsfortet

By | 2012-05-03T09:07:55+00:00 May 3rd, 2012|1000 years of military fortifications tour|

Build during the cold war 1950-1953 to control the entrance to the Baltic sea.

To withstand a nuclear attack, the fortress was dug 18 meters down into the chalk cliff.

Includes the control room for the Danish forces supreme command during the cold war.

Now a museum – but not open today ….

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