April 1: MiG-15. On display is an example of the kind of fighter plane that three Polish lieutenants used to escape to Denmark during the 1950’s.
April 1: “Faces of Cold War” (In cooperation with Cold War Museums in Norway, Poland, Germany and Lithuania)
April 1: Der Kalte Krieg (In cooperation with BStU, Berlin)
16. June: Frømandskorpset (Naval Divers) Special Boat Service
Special Activities 2017
Children’s Days: Every Tuesday between week 27 and week 32, and Tuesday and Thursday in week 42 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets cost 20 Dkr and are sold until 2 p.m.
Cold War Weekend: May 26 and 27. Exhibition of historical Cold War vehicles
Midsummer Eve Bonfire for kids and adults: June 23. 5 p.m.
(We reserve the right to alter the advertised arrangements.)
Get a Close-up Experience of the Cold War
In the middle of idyllic Langeland you can find a silent witness from the Cold War. Here, on the southern tip of Langeland, the Langelandsfort was built the early 1950’s, armed with four 150 mm cannons, antiaircraft battery and subterranean bunkers. From this position, the Danes kept a close watch on the air and naval activities of the Warsaw Pact countries in the western part of the Baltic Sea and Storebælt.
On Land, on Sea and in the Air
Today, the Fort’s mission has changed dramatically. Now, the history of the Cold War is told here, above and under ground. A visit to “Springeren” – one of the last Danish submarines in active duty – gives you a first hand experience of its special atmosphere. You can board the mine sweeper “Askø” or face the legendary Soviet made fighter plane MiG-23. The Cold War Museum also has a complete section of the Berlin Wall.
Spy Stories and the Tragic Victims of Drug Abuse
The Museum’s permanent exhibitions give you stories from a time when the world was divided in East and West. Here, you can meet the female East German shot putter who was pumped full of steroids so she could win medals for the GDR, and the world famous Danish photographer, Jacob Holdt, who caught the interest of the KGB. The exhibitions also give you an idea of the sheer magnitude of the military threat positioned on the other side of the Baltic Sea. One of a very few museums, the Langelandsfort can exhibit the Blücher Order – an order of bravery that was meant to be awarded to East German soldiers in case of war time activities.
In the event of war
If the outbreak of WW3 had become a reality, the Danish Broadcasting Cooperation were meant to broadcast from an emergency studio in a safe bunker. These locations including the original furnishings can now be seen at the Cold War Museum. Together with an emergency hospital, the emergency studio tells the story of the civil plans of emergency – had the Cold War turned hot.