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Welcome to the Garderhøj fortress

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.

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(In Danish)

Opening Hours

Weekdays: According to appointment

Weekends: 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:

Weekdays: 11:00 to 15:00

Weekends: 10:30 to 16:00 


Adults 80 DKK

Children (3-12 years) 40 DKK

Schoolgroups per. Class (maximum 28 pupils) 250 DKK

Birthdayparty per child (mininimum 10 children) 70 DKK

Groups of more than 15 persons and seniors (above 65) gets 10% discount.

About the fortress

The history

Our exhibitions



In the small shop of the fortress you can buy soldier-figures, enamel plates and cups, postcards, soldiercaps, small cannons, books and much more.
We also have ice cream, coffee, water, soda, snacks and candy!

Food and drinks

Should you wish, you can bring your own food and beverages and have your lunch in the fortress dining hall or in the green areas surrounding the fortress.


How to find the fortress

Garderhøjfortet | Garderhøj 4 | 2820 Gentofte

There is a big parking-lot by the intersection between Jægersborgvej and Garderhøjfort.

Bus 179 stops by the fortress

Use line A or E or the Nærum-line to Jægersborg station.

From here there is an 8 minute walk to the fortress.

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