Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Back to Dragør

South of Dragør harbour lies a coastal fort; Dragør Fort. It was built on an artificial island just off the coast in 1910-15 as a defense against bombardment of Copenhagen from Øresund and to protect the minefields in the sea lanes in Øresund. The armaments were 4 35.5 cm guns taken from Charlottenlund Fort manned by app. 380 men. It was closed down in 1957 to open in 1995-2000 as a sea traffic control center during construction of the Øresund Bridge.

In 2000 it was sold to a private company and there's now a restaurant, a teambuilding center and even a private residence in one of the buildings but large parts of the grounds are open to the public.