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The museum of the occupation illustrates both peaceful and dramatic events during the German... read more

Reviewed February 18, 2018
Gravesend, United Kingdom
Impressive WW II resistance exposé

This museum is very centrally located in town but still easy to miss as it hides behind an outdoor... read more

Reviewed August 21, 2017
Pieter S
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Besættelsesmuseet finder du i Aarhus gamle radhus og politistation, der i krigens sidste ar blev brugt af det tyske hemmelige politi Gestapo. BEMÆRK: Museet er lukket frem til april 2020 pa grund af ombygning.
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Reviewed February 18, 2018

The museum of the occupation illustrates both peaceful and dramatic events during the German occupation of Denmark 1940-45:everyday life,restrictions,humour,German military equipment.Also included are the Allied air raids on Aarhus,arm drops to the local resistance movement and the work and equipment of the Danish resistance.The exhibition...More

Reviewed August 21, 2017

This museum is very centrally located in town but still easy to miss as it hides behind an outdoor restaurant area. Quite an interesting museum if you are into WW II history. The story of the Aarhus resistance movement is very well put together and...More

1  Thank Pieter S
Reviewed July 17, 2017 via mobile

I visited this rather small, quaint museum in May with a resident of Aarhus who had never been. I was pleasantly surprised to see how much World War II memorabilia from Denmark this museum had. A very eclectic selection of items I have not seen...More

Thank ngg2118
Reviewed April 21, 2017

A small but very well run museum about the WW2 in Århus, for anyone with interest in the Second World War the museum is worth a visit. Personally I enjoyed my visit there, and I'm sure I'll return again in the future.

Thank Flemming N
Reviewed September 4, 2016

Definitely worth a visit, much more interesting than I had expected. Although not everything s translated into English, there were some exhibits with English descriptions and a guide with summarised detain English. However the atmosphere and the exhibits told the story without the need for...More

2  Thank JacquiB2012
Reviewed July 23, 2015 via mobile

If you want information of WWII and how the Danes survived go. A great collection of items from paperwork to guns. We enjoyed the visit very much.

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Reviewed March 15, 2015

I spent there almost 2 hours and learnt really interesting information about a dark part of the Danish history. And I could compare it to the Czech one. The English guidebook is detailed enough. However, the recently installed posters could be in English as they...More

Thank Martin H
Reviewed October 1, 2014

Established in the basement of the old police station in Aarhus and therefore the actual place where the German Gestapo had their local HQ during the German occupation the exhibition is placed in the right atmosphere. The museums tells the story of the life and...More

1  Thank PitalisDK
Reviewed July 31, 2014

Our cruise ship was berthed in Arhus for only a few hours and, after wandering around the Old Town, we made our way to Besaettelsesmuseet, the Resistance Museum. We had researched it prior to leaving on our cruise and we were very pleased that we...More

2  Thank sueaussie
Reviewed June 10, 2014

This is an excellent (although small) museum detailing the German occupation in WWII. The museum has most of the information in English. Since I do not read Danish this was a welcomed bonus.

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