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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MR Perfect (Nayak) (10 months ago)
Beautiful
Lokesh Kumawat (11 months ago)
This is looking just as FREE FIRE BERMUDA map
Jan Strupczewski (11 months ago)
What a place! A must see for anyone sailing on the Baltic! Two tiny islands connected by a small footbridge wide enough for one person, a restaurant/bar, a surprisingly well stocked shop and good bathrooms. A complete end of the world - very unique
Jaime Mendez (3 years ago)
A nice experience meanwhile In Bornholm
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