Monday, September 7, 2009

A restaurant on top

Kastrup Fort is a coastal battery built in 1886-87 to close down the southern approach to Copenhagen harbour. It was armed with 30.5 cm guns like the other coastal batteries but they were never fired in anger. Like so many of the other forts it was decommissioned in 1920 and was made into a recreational park with restaurants, bars and a playground. It was a popular place to be in the summertime due to the closeness to the newly created Amager beach next to it.

During the German occupation it was used by the Werhmacht and Hungarian troops and after the war it was turned into a refugee camp. It then reverted back to being a place of amusement and is still a popular place to relax during the summer, especially for children. A single restaurant is situated on top of the old fort, where it's possible to have a view over Øresund or Copenhagen.