Ertholmene Fortress

Christiansø, Denmark

The first permanent inhabitation in Ertholmene, generally called Christiansø, was the result of the Danish-Swedish conflicts in the late 17th century. As Denmark needed a naval base in the central Baltic Sea, a fort was built on Christiansø and Frederiksø in 1684 which served as an outpost for the Danish Navy until 1855. The islands' external appearance has changed very little in over 300 years. Girdled by thick granite walls with old cannons pointed seaward, Christiansø is a picturesque tourist spot seemingly frozen in time. A former part of the fort, Store Tårn has housed the Christiansø Lighthouse for the past 200 years, and a small round tower on Frederiksø, Lille Tårn, serves as a museum.

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Founded: 1684
Category: Castles and fortifications in Denmark
Historical period: Absolutism (Denmark)

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Nils Holmlöv (2 years ago)
The beautiful little island in the baltic sea where time stands still.
Emil Arved Jensen (2 years ago)
Hyggelig lille ø hvor man godt kan få et par timer til at gå. hvis man overnatter kan jeg varmt anbefale at give månen på Frederiksø et besøg.
mrtnld (2 years ago)
Super hyggelig lille dobbelt ø. Man kan vandre det hele rundt på cirka 1,5 time. Oplev bl.a. Verdens Ende
Andrzej Budzki (2 years ago)
Amazing !
Rolf Ejerskov (3 years ago)
Touristy and boring. Theis restaurant provide ok food but poor service
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