WWII and the Atlantic Wall

  • Port

    Skagen, Denmark

  • Activity level

    high

  • Activity type

    TBC

  • Wheelchair accessible

    NO

  • Price per adult

    from

    USD75 per person

  • Minimum age

    12

  • Duration

    4.0 Hours

  • Meals included

    Yes

Built by German forces between 1942 and 1944 along the coast of continental Europe and Scandinavia, the coastal defence system, the ‘Atlantic Wall’ acted as a defence against an anticipated Allied invasion of Nazi-occupied Europe from Great Britain during World War II. When the Allies eventually invaded the Normandy beaches in 1944, most of the defences were stormed within hours. Today, ruins of the wall exist in all of the nations where the wall was built, although many structures have been demolished over the years.
Your tour will allow you the opportunity to view the remains of the Atlantic Wall that occupied the Skagen area. After a scenic drive offering pleasant coastal views, you’ll arrive at the Bangsbo Fort, located in an area of a range of defences set up by German forces during WWII to defend the port of Frederikshavn; a port of vital strategic importance as it guaranteed their supplies of raw materials from Norway.
Following a guided tour of the Bangsbo Fort area, complete your tour with a visit to the Bangsbo Museum, showcasing a wonderful collection of WWII artefacts, as well as exhibits of Danish resistance.