Christmas at Garderhøj Fort

Christmas at Garderhøj Fort

Weekends in December and D. 27/12-30/12

Christmas in 1914 went down in history as the Christmas where the ordinary soldiers suddenly defied all commandments and chose to keep the Christmas peace. At the same time the Danish soldiers sat on the Garderhøj fort and feared what the future would bring. Would the Copenhagen fortifications be put into use? At the Garderhøj fort, guests can hear more about the Christmas peace – and at the same time help to dress up as the soldiers did in 1914. Up to Christmas, Garderhøj invites the fort for Christmas fun for the whole family. Here there will be the opportunity to cut old fashioned Christmas decorations, write Christmas cards with pen and ink, make small "stånisser" for the Christmas table, or you can go in search of the tease gnomes who have stolen the Telegraph's Morse messages. There are several pictures of soldiers who keep Christmas on the forts in Copenhagen's fortifications. You can see that you were very happy to decorate the forts fine up to Christmas. In general, a lot of time was spent on making fine decorations for the Christmas tree. The ideas came from the family journal and from Klippeark you could buy. Many of them are rare now, but we have managed to get a great deal of different klippeark, so that guests can come and make Christmas decorations just like in 1914. Most people believe that Kravlenisserne was invented by Bramming in 1947. But by then there were also small papnisser that were put up around the home. They just did not kravlenisser and had a small wooden base instead of Papfoden as we know them now. There are Christmas activities at the Garderhøj fort in all weekends from D. 1/12-17/12 and D. 22 and D. 27-30/12. The fort has closed the D. 23-25/12 and D. 31/12 and 1/1. The fort has its normal opening hours, which is 10:30 – 16:00.