Tirpitz museum

Embedded into the beautiful landscape of Jutland's west coast, the new Tirpitz museum brings to life the dramatic WWII Atlantic Wall history as well as the history of the Danish west coast through 20,000 years.

A visit to the World War II bunker museum offers a unique experience to explore the region's history revealing the little-known stories of this remote corner of Denmark. 

During WWII the Danish west coast was part of the Atlantic Wall coastal fortification, which was a 5,000 km line commissioned by Germany to protect from allied invasion. Around 200 bunkers were constructed along the Danish west coast, and one of the biggest bunker block was the Tirpitz in Blåvand, named after a German battleship. 

World-class architecture 
The museum is designed by the world-famous Danish architecture firm Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), and is built as a sharp contrast to the heavy bunker by camouflaging with the landscape and inviting lightness and openness into the new museum, thus giving a counterbalance to the dark and dramatic European WWII history.

Underground exhibitions  
The Tirpitz museum encompasses a gross floor area of 2,800 sqm, and features both permanent and temporary exhibitions presenting local history with impact points in World War II, the amber, and the history of the west coast of Jutland through 20,000 years.

Practical information:

Opening hours: 10 am – 5 pm depending on season (please check the website) 
Distance from the Port of Fredericia: Approx. 115 km. (approx. 1 hour and 20 minutes by bus)
Accessibility: Tirpitz is designed for full accessibility for all guests
Recommended length of visit: 2 hours
Activity level: Medium
Theme: History, culture and design
Tirpitz: http://vardemuseerne.dk/museum/tirpitz/ 

For further information, contact Visit Fredericia: www.visitfredericia.com