Events at the fortifications
Murky corridors, historical casemate buildings, beautiful natural surroundings and plenty of fresh air are just some of the things offered by Copenhagen’s Fortifications.
Seven different locations in Copenhagen hold a piece of history from the 1800s that is waiting to be experienced and discovered. On this page you will find inspiration about things to do at the various fortresses and facilities, as well the latest news from Copenhagen’s Fortifications.
A vintage aircraft from 1958 is the only witness of the story of Avedøre Flyveplads. Built in 1916 Avedøre is actually on the oldest wooden aircraft hangars in the world. And same of that history is still kept in the old wooden aircraft hangars, which still are visable on site.
Today, the site is used by Aeronautisk Aktivitetscenters for projects, air shows and in December they hold a christmas market in the old buildings.
When the summer warmth arrives, Charlottenlundfort is the place to visit. If you need a rest from the beach and a cooling ice cream, why not visit the fortress adjacent to Charlottenlund beach.
If the weather isn't at its best, you can enjoy a walk on the fortress walls, enjoy the view and take a closer look at the 12 canons that protected Denmark during World War 1. Watch out - don't slip into the moat surrounding the fortress.
Up until 2005 the bunker in Ejby still was used by the Danish military, but whether it was used as a interception central or was part of a nuclear defence programme is still uncertain, but certain is it that Ejbybunker had an important part for the Danish military.
Even though the story of the Ejby Bunker is a well kept secret, the barbed wire surrounding it, has now been removed, and by exploring the bunker, you might get a clue to it's secrets.
With a view to the Swedish coast line and real bullit holes in the casemates, history is just around the bend at Kastrupfort. If gun powder, bullits and military history isn't your thing, Kastrupfort is a brilliant picnic site with its play grounds and unique flora. The fishing herons often come to the fortress to fish in the fortress moat.
The size of Garderhøjfort in it self makes a visit to the old fortress an experience. The place oozes of soldier living and with a bit of imagination you can still smell the gun powder.
Garderhøjfort is open the first sunday of May, June, July, August and September from 12 to 15 PM. You can also book a guided tour all year round either by phone + 45 39 65 61 79 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Trekroner is the perfect sommer outing - just 7 minutes with DFDS Canal Tours and you're at the sea fortress, that has survived several times of war.
In the casemats you can se wall murals from the German occupation during World War II. When you exit the buildings be sure to enjoy the breath taking view of Copenhagen Harbour and explore the rest of Trekroner island.
Trekroner re-opened in the summer of 2010 with a wide array of new experiences.
If you enjoy physical activity, Vestvolden is the site to visit. Bike, run or walk the 15 kilometre long strech of historical fortification.
The more adventurous types can explore the gun powder storages, hidden under Vestvolden.