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World War II Copenhagen

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One of the great World War II resources in Copenhagen was the Museum of the Danish Resistance, which was lost in a fire in April 2013. But Modern History enthusiasts need not despair - there is a lot of war history still to be seen in and around Copenhagen and the collection was saved and will be rehoused in the near future. All of the sights on the list can be reached easily by public transport and many are free. The Royal Arsenal Tøjhusmuseet is a short walk from Nyhavn, Christiansborg Parliament and the Royal Library, and is a fantastic resource. Or head out to Hellerup station, 15 minutes on the S-train and visit Mindelunden Danish Resistance Cemetery and site of the German executions of Danish resistance fighters, with the splintered execution poles at the shooting range still a reminder of the recent past.

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Kastellet

Architectural Buildings, Castles, Historic Sites

Holmen

Historic Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Ostre Anlaeg

Parks

The Royal Danish Arsenal Museum

Military Museums

St. Alban's Church

Churches & Cathedrals, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Mindelunden Ryvangen

Cemeteries

Churchillparken

Parks

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    Kastellet
    Architectural Buildings, Castles, Historic Sites
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    GWRfanabroad Says:

    Still a military fort and home of Military Intelligence, this was the Danish military HQ in April 1940.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Just walk right in
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #36 of 421 things to do in Copenhagen
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • A great place for a leisurely walk 20/09/2018
    • Include this in your visit to Copenhagen 19/09/2018
    • Kastellet
    Address:
    Center of Churchill Park
    Copenhagen
    Denmark
    Phone:
    +45 33 11 22 33
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    06:00 - 22:00
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    Holmen
    Historic Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    GWRfanabroad Says:

    The original Danish Navy HQ and still at site of military history and nice views of the city.

    Good for
    • Family
    • History Buff
    Tips
    • Check out the Movia Waterbus
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #145 of 421 things to do in Copenhagen
    • my favorite area of Copenhagen 26/09/2017
    • A former naval base 27/06/2016
    • Holmen
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    Ostre Anlaeg
    Parks
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    GWRfanabroad Says:

    Part of the original defences of Copenhagen - also lovely for walks

    Good for
    • History Buff
    • Family
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Come dressed for rain
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #124 of 421 things to do in Copenhagen
    • Quiet oasis 03/01/2018
    • Beautifull very naturel park 11/07/2017
    • Ostre Anlaeg
    Address:
    Stockholmsgade 20
    Copenhagen
    Denmark
    Phone:
    +45 33 66 35 00
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    The Royal Danish Arsenal Museum
    Military Museums
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    GWRfanabroad Says:

    This is Danish weapons and uniforms history of centuries and with a lot of attention on WW II.

    Good for
    • Family
    • History Buff
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #39 of 421 things to do in Copenhagen
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Denmark's many wars 18/09/2018
    • Outstanding 17/09/2018
    • The Royal Danish Arsenal Museum
    Address:
    Tojhusgade 3
    Copenhagen 1220
    Denmark
    Phone:
    +45 33 13 44 11
    Price range:
    US$2 - US$2
    Hours:
    Tue - Sun
    10:00 - 17:00
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    St. Alban's Church
    Churches & Cathedrals, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    GWRfanabroad Says:

    This is the church of the Anglican community, a lovely British gem right in the centre of Copenhagen. It is also en route on your walk to Kastellet and Østre Anlæg if you plan to follow the guide.

    Good for
    • History Buff
    • Family
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #38 of 421 things to do in Copenhagen
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Pretty as a picture.... 17/09/2018
    • Beautiful, charming, little English church 15/09/2018
    • St. Alban's Church
    Address:
    Churchillparken 6
    Copenhagen 1263
    Denmark
    Phone:
    +45 39 62 77 36
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    Mindelunden Ryvangen
    Cemeteries
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    GWRfanabroad Says:

    This is such an evocative place. See the glass bottles used by the German Occupation to mark the identity of each executed prisoner. Also the shooting range with the execution posts.

    Good for
    • Family
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • History Buff
    Tips
    • Do not miss the execution shooting range
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 7 things to do in Hellerup
    • A somber place with a history. 02/07/2018
    • A place to remember. 22/12/2017
    • Mindelunden Ryvangen
    Address:
    Tuborgvej 33
    Hellerup 2900
    Denmark
    Phone:
    +45 39 62 14 67
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    Churchillparken
    Parks
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    GWRfanabroad Says:

    Memorials to several Danish resistance fighters of the 2nd World War, also pleasant area to walk and takes you to the Anglican Church and on to the old Military HQ at Kastellet.

    Good for
    • History Buff
    • Like a Local
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Dress for rain
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #83 of 421 things to do in Copenhagen
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Nice Spot 09/09/2018
    • Beautifully kept 30/08/2018
    • Churchillparken
    Address:
    Churchillparken 7
    Copenhagen 1263
    Denmark
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