The Coastal Museum Bangsbo Fort lies in 82 meters height with a formidable view of Frederikshavn and Kattegat. In clear weather you can see as far as to Skagen, Sæby and the island of Læsø. Bangsbo Fort consists of a fortress built by the German occupation during the Second World War. The fortress was later expanded by the Royal Danish Navy during the Cold War.

Bangsbo Fort has thus been used during two historical periods, which is quite unique in comparison with other fortresses from the German occupation in Denmark.

The fortress consists of 80 concrete bunkers, of which 70 were built during the Second World War. The last 10 bunkers were built in 1950 by the Royal Danish Navy, who still own and use a small part of the fortress.

The Bunker Museum shows the part of the fortress, which is no longer in use by the navy, but only 20 bunkers are open for visitors with different exhibitions and activities most of the year.

As a visitor some of the bunkers are open all year round and others are only accessible for visitors during the opening hours of the museum.

The Coastal Museum Bangsbo Fort offers a wide range of guided tours and different activities for adults and children especially during school holidays. The guided tours and activities are free for visitors of the museum.

At the welcome centre of the museum there is a ticket office, a museum shop and a mini café.


Should you be interested in booking a guided tour in English please send a request to

Welcome to the Coastal Museum Bangsbo Fort and a world of fascinating experiences. 

Information to our visitors

To ensure a safe experience at our museums during the Covid-19 pandemic, we kindly ask our visitors to respect the current guidelines for hygiene and keeping a safe distance.

At the museum you will find illustrations of the current guidelines and multiple stations with alcohol-based hand rub. All visitors above 12 years of age must wear a mask indoors. 

Find more information regarding the current Corona guidelines in Denmark here


For safety reasons we kindly ask all our guests to enjoy their food and drink outdoors.