Experience a fortress that wasn’t bombed during WW1
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. Furthermore 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.
According to appointment
Open from 10:30 to 16:00
It is possible to book for school classes, guided tours, children’s birthdays, visits by groups, etc. on weekdays by telephone or e-mail.
To make the most of the visit, it is recommended to arrive not later than one hour befor closing time.
Autumn holiday and school holidays:
11:00 to 15:00
10:30 to 16:00