Holmen Naval Base

Copenhagen, Denmark

Naval Station Holmen is one of several naval stations of the Royal Danish Navy, supplementing the two Danish naval bases in Frederikshavn and Korsør.

Founded in the late 17th century it is also a visitor attraction with many historical buildings that has played a vital role in the history of Denmark as well as Copenhagen. The naval base used to occupy the entire area of Holmen, which was in fact created by a series of landfills to house it, but is now confined to its northernmost island of Nyholm.

Holmen was for many years the base of command for the Danish Naval Flag and has through the times been called Nyholm (which is the name of one of the islands), the Navy’s Base and Naval Station or Naval Base, Copenhagen. It was never actually named Naval Station Holmen (Flådestation Holmen), even though many people not in the Navy have used this name. For over 300 years, Holmen was Denmark’s largest employer. Today the Navy only has a single institution left on Holmen. SInce the 1990s, the area has been opened to the public.



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Founded: 1685
Category: Miscellaneous historic sites in Denmark
Historical period: Absolutism (Denmark)

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Frank Wahl Hansen (2 years ago)
Cozy and historic place. Hope it will be preserved as it is now, and not plastered over with high-rise buildings.
Andrey P (2 years ago)
I loved shooting cannons by mistake on a winter resort
Grant Bremner (3 years ago)
For obvious reasons you are not allowed entry but here is some information. The Naval Station Holmen (Danish: Flådestation Holmen) is one of several naval stations of the Royal Danish Navy, supplementing the two Danish naval bases in Frederikshavn and Korsør.
Anton Sjödin (4 years ago)
We had a walk through the marina base. Cool how close you can come to the battleships.
Maxime LMA (6 years ago)
Pas autorisé au public mais de loin on peut observer des bateaux de guerre et un sous marin
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