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Fjell Fortress - Museum Vest

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Fjell Fortress - Museum Vest Photo: Ole Jacob Abraham
Fjell Fortress - Museum Vest Photo: Linn Helen Turøy
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Festung Norwegen. In 1942, Hitler gave the order to build the Atlantic Wall, a 2.685km, continuous coastal defence that stretched from the Arctic Ocean in the north to the Pyrenees in the south. It was built to defend German-occupied Europe against invasion from the British.

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Fjell Fortress is a truly impressive underground military base, with a labyrinth of around a kilometre of roads, 10 meters under Fjedla Mountain. The German military established the underground complex around its main artillery - the enormous triple-cannon. Railways, military equipment, ventilation systems and advanced electrical installations are to be found in front wing. Under a meter-thick layer of reinforced concrete are dormitories, kitchens, a medical centre, a workshop, washing facilities, saunas, showers, changing rooms, a communications centre and a network of command bunkers. In 1942, whilst most Norwegians were using outhouses, the Germans had the luxury of the latest porcelain WCs, installed deep inside the mountain. Fjell Fortress had sleeping quarters for around 200 men.

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The Cannon Tower Cafe is built of glass over the main cannon well. The cafe enjoys magnificent views over the surrounding area. The space can be hired for corporate events and seminars, for which guided tours can happily be arranged.

The fortress is open only to groups of 10 or more, by appointment only, over the winter period.

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Hours

1/1/2015 - 12/31/2015
Sun
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Transportation


Bus no. 450-468 from the bus station to Fjell. By car: Follow highway 555 out of Bergen. Turn left at the roundabout after Kolltveit tunnel. If you want to climb Russarstegen (the Russian path), park at Fjell Church and walk along the main road until you reach Fjell Gard. If you want to drive to the top, continue about 2km past Fjell Church to the lower car park sign posted as "Fjell Festning ". It’s about 3km from the lower to the upper car park. Driving time from Bergen is about 30 min.

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Fjell Fortress is a truly impressive underground military base, with a labyrinth of around a kilometre of roads, 10 meters under Fjedla Mountain. The...

Fjell Fortress - Museum Vest

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