The Bunkers on the West Coast | World War II by the West Coast

The Bunkers on the West Coast

The Danish part of the Atlantic Wall was a coastal defense line along the west coast of Jutland, which was built during WWII. It consisted of about 8.000 different concrete constructions of which roughly 2.000 were bunkers.  

In some areas, the bunkers have been removed or covered up, and in other places sand migration has erased the traces of the bunkers. However, the larger part of the bunkers remain almost unchanged since the war. 

Steen Esbensen ved bunker

Steen’s Account about the North Sea Bunkers

See the video featuring local bunker expert Steen, who enjoys bringing history back to life.

The History of the Bunkers

The History of Local Bunkers

The entire bunker system that trailed from Nordkap in Norway to the Pyrenees on the border between Spain and France was built by Nazi Germany to keep the Allies from landing their troops on the European continent

The Local Bunkers

Some of the bunkers in the area are open to the public; the bunkers' interior on display for the public. Many bunkers, however, are closed to the public or full of sand and some have simply collapsed. 

You enter and move around these bunkers at your own risk; they can both slide in the sand and crumble from erosion. 

Where are the bunkers?

You Will Find the Local Bunkers Here

The work on constructing the Atlantic Wall began in 1940; that is from Germany's occupation of France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Denmark, and Norway 

The Generous Poet-Pastor Kaj Munk

The Generous Poet-Pastor Kaj Munk

Read about the famous Danish writer and pastor who lived most of his life in Vedersø.

Bunkers Worthy of Preservation

Kulturarvsstyrelsen (The National Cultural Heritage Agency) has declared several of the bunkers in this area as worthy of preservation because they are part of the cultural landscape. 

The problem is that the bunkers are often ruinous with dangerous iron spikes sticking out of the sand.

The minister of environment has deceided that the dangerous bunkers must be removed and thus the work of removing the bunkers has begun.