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Frederikshavn

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Added on 24 Jan 2018,

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Name and address

Frederikshavn

DK-9900 Frederikshavn

Geodetic coordinates

57.438305 10.535093

Communication

Frederikshavn, Krudttårnet and Frederikshavn Kirke
Frederikshavn, Krudttårnet and Frederikshavn Kirke
Frederikshavn, Fladstrand Kirke
Frederikshavn, Fladstrand Kirke
Frederikshavn, Lodsgade
Frederikshavn, Lodsgade
Frederikshavn, pedestrian zone
Frederikshavn, pedestrian zone

Frederikshavn is a city in North Jutland, Denmark. And has a population of 60,315 inhabitants (as of 1. April 2017) in the municipality.

Understand

  • Frederikshavn describes itself as the northernmost municipality on the European continent.
  • Frederikshavn was originally named Fladstrand, until 1818 where it was changed to Frederikshavn.
  • Frederikshavn translates to "Frederik's harbour", named after Danish King Frederik VI.

See

  • Bangsbo Museum (Kystmuseet-Bangsbo), Dr. Margrethesvej 6, 9900 Frederikshavn (Bus no. 3 from Frederikshavn St. towards Møllehuset, get off at stop Bangsbovej and walk the last 700m), +45 9842 3111. Feb.-Oct: Mon-Fri: 10:00 - 16:00. Nov.-Dec.: Mon-Fri: 11:00 - 15:00. Sat+Sun: Closed. Bangsbo Museum is located in an old manor house, surrounded by a moat, a small botanical garden and a forest playground. The museum houses exhibitions about the Danish Resistance during World War II, ships and sailing history and textiles. Bangsbo Museum is now a part of Nordjyllands Kystmuseum. Adults: DKK 75. Children under 18: Free. (updated Apr 2017)
  • Fiskerklyngen, Strandgade, +45 98423266. This is a cluster of fishermen's cottages in oldest part of Frederikshavn origianlly from the 16th century, but the houses you can see now are from the 18th century. (updated Apr 2017)
  • Gunpowder Tower (Krudttårnet), Kragholmen 2 (Located by the harbor, short walk from Frederikshavn Station), +45 9843 1919, +45 9842 3111. 1. July - 15. August - 11:00-15:00. Martello tower built in 1686-1690. The top floor (cannon deck) houses a range of artillery. The lower floors have exhibitions of the history of Fladstrand and the harbor. Citadel Fladstr. was used as a base by the Danish Navy during the Great Northern War (1709–20) and the war against GB (1807–14). Tordenskioldsdage is a historic festival that with a spectacular staging of the Powder Tower brings the audience back to the year 1717. Adults: DKK 75, Children under 18: Free. Krudttårnet on Wikipedia (updated Apr 2017)
  • Hirsholm, Frederikshavn Havn, Pier 5 (A small ferry (12 passengers) goes daily during summer, 3 times a week during spring and fall, and weekly during winter.), +45 29 80 14 38. Hirsholm is one of six small islands 7 km to the northeast of Frederikshavn: Hirsholm, Græsholm, Lilleholm, Deget, Tyvholm and Kølpen. Only Hirsholm is inhabited, with 17 houses and a 27 metre high lighthouse from 1886. Besides being noted for it's high population of birds, Hirsholm also sports some excellent beaches and a relatively large number of bunkers, dating back to World War II. Return tickets are: Adults: DKK 130. Children: DKK 105. Hirsholmene on Wikipedia (updated Apr 2017)
  • Northern Entrenchment (Nordre Skanse), +45 9842 3266. Defensive works built by German troops 1627-29 to protect them against the Danish Navy. (updated Apr 2017)
  • Beach (Palmestranden), Nordre Strandvej 22, 9900 Frederikshavn, +45 9845 5037. In the northern part of Frederikshavn, there is also a nice beach. You can easily get here by bike, and it can be worth it spending some time at the beach. During the summer there is imported Italian palms, beach volley courts and barbecue. Also close to a Small marina with a restaurant. Enjoy the view of Hirsholmene. (updated Apr 2017)
  • Knivholt Manor (Knivholt hovedgård), Hjørringvej 180B, +45 9843 4855. Mon-Sun 07:00-15:00. The Manor dates back to 13th century but have burned down on several occasions. Current buildings dates back to 17th century. Close to Knivholt Forrest. There are several event at and near the Manor during the year, like open-air concerts, festivals, markets and shows. (updated Apr 2017)
  • Bangsbo Fort Bunker Museum (Kystmuseet-Bangsbo Fort), Understedvej 21, 9900 Frederikshavn (By car, the museum is located in a military area but parking lots exist), +45 9842 3111, +45 98428844, +45 96214614. Feb. Mon-Fri: 11:00-15:00, Apr-May: Mon-Fri: 10:00-16:00, Jun-Aug: Mon-Fri: 10:00-16:00 Sat-Sun: 11:00-16:00 and Sept-Oct: Mon-Fri: 10:00-16:00.. Bangsbo Fort was built by the Germans during the Second World War, and known as Stützpunktgruppe Frederikshavn Süd. In 1944 it was armed with 15 cm guns from the Danish Navy ship Niels Juel. During the Second World War the Germans built more than 70 concrete bunkers on the fort with 34 heavy and 17 light concrete bunkers and 30 other different concrete bunker systems. The fort belongs to the Danish Navy and since 2005 Nordjyllands Kystmuseum has rented large parts of the fort which is no longer in use, to tell the story about the fort. Adults: DKK 75, Children under 18: Free. (updated Apr 2017)

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Hærvejen Cycle Route

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EuroVelo: Pilgrimʹs Route

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Østkystruten

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EuroVelo: North Sea Cycle Route - part Harwich (UK) to Bergen (NO)

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Pilgrims-route from Jutland to the Rhine

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Added on 24 Jan 2018,

last edited by »biroto-Redaktion« on 12 Apr 2018