One of the biggest gun positions in the Atlantic Wall during World War II was meant to be placed at Blåvand. It was never finished, though, as the war came to an end before the construction was complete. Through two decades this ruined bunker was a popular museum but in 2017 it was replaced by a new museum containing four large sections with separate exhibitions. The roof is planted with lyme grass and the whole building is camouflaged as part of the landscape with the bearing parts of the construction hidden under the sand.
The new museum contains a variety of different experiences and exhibitions: Come along on a dramatic time travel from the Ice Age to today. Dive into the unknown stories about the smugglers at Ho Bugt and the disaster in Blåvand. See the fantastic jewellery and other findings in amber, including 40 million year old insects trapped in capsules of amber. Meet the people who constructed Hitler’s Atlantic Wall and get an impression of the soldiers and civilians who lived in the western part of Jutland during the Second World War. Arm yourself with a flashlight and an audio guide and discover the great stories hidden inside the concrete fortress.
- Tirpitz is designed by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG).
- The museum is naturally integrated into the beautiful landscape between Blåvand and Ho Bugt.
- In 2017 Tirpitz won an award as Best Thematic Museum in Denmark.
Tirpitz Vej 1, 6857 Blåvand