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Visit the WW1 fortress during the summerholidays

Saturday d. 24.6. – sunday d. 6.8.

  • Weekdays: 11:00 – 15:00
  • Weekends: 10:30 – 16:00
  • Entryfee:
    Adults: 80 kr
    Kids: 40 kr
  • Guided tours:
    We do guided tours in the cannon-tower every half hour during the opening hours

Kommende arrangementer på Garderhøjfortet


Experience a WW1 fortress that wasn’t bombed

If you have ever seen pictures or even visited the fortresses around Verdun in France lige Fort Vaux or Fort Douaumont . You will know that they have been badly destroyed during WW1. Both the fortresses and the surrounding areas are covered with craters from the millions of bombs that hit the area in the battle of Verdun.

Denmark, fortunately, stayed neutral during WW1. For that reason, the fortifications around Copenhagen were never bombed. They were manned during all of WW1 though. With soldiers who waited and waited for the war to come to Denmark, but luckily it never did.

On the Garderhøj fortress we have interactive exhibitions where you can try to train like the soldiers  during WW1. Man the cannontower, use the telegraph to send morse messages and write postcards with pen and ink.

Get a guided tour in the cannon-tower

The Fortress gives you a unique opportunity to experience a fully functional twin turret from “Grusonwerk” with two 15 cm cannons. You can even try to push the tower into position, if you’re strong enough. We do guided family-tours in the tower all day.

The fortress is open alle days from the 24th of june to the 6th of august. On weekdays from 11-15 and weekends from 10.30-16.00. It is possible to book extra activities all summer both during – and outside normal opening hours. Book a long guided tour or a teambuilding for your family.

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