Danish War Museum

Take a walk through Danish war history from the 1500s until today; from samurai swords to World War II and the war in Afghanistan.

Experience life as a deployed soldier as you step into Danish military camps from Afghanistan. Stay alert in the watch tower, and climb into an actual PMV hit by a roadside bomb while you hear the choppers above you. The exhibition depicts a Danish camp as realistically as possible. Uniforms, weapons and first-aid equipment have been brought back to Denmark with ISAF Team 10, who were deployed to Afghanistan in autumn 2010.

Also, get an overview of Danish war history. From knights in shining armour, wars with the Swedish and the English, to World War II, the Cold War and the war in Iraq. Or relax in the hammocks as you hear stories from the seven seas.

The museum is located in Christian IV's old arsenal buidling from 1604.

Join one of our guided tours

This summer, we offer guided tours in English at the Danish War Museum and at The Cold War Naval Ships.

Free Guided Highlight Tour

Join our free guided Highlight Tour at the Danish War Museum every Saturday and Sunday at 13, in July and August

Visit the Cold War Naval Ships at Holmen

Visit The Cold War Naval Ships on a guided tour and learn about the Danish naval defence during that era. The guided tour will take you aboard the submarine SÆLEN and you will hear about SEHESTED, a fast attack craft with missiles and torpedoes from the quay. Afterwards, visit the frigate PEDER SKRAM

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