Austrått Fort

Opphaug, Norway

Austrått Fort is a disused coastal artillery site constructed in 1942 by the German Wehrmacht to protect the Trondheimsfjord during the German occupation of Norway during World War II. The fort's centrepiece is a triple 28 cm SK C/34 naval gun turret from the German battleship Gneisenau, which was damaged in Kiel. The three gun turret weighs 800 tonnes and was capable of firing 38 kilometres. The last firing took place in 1953 and the fort was decommissioned in 1968. It opened as a museum in 1991.

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Founded: 1942
Category: Castles and fortifications in Norway

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ben scott (2 years ago)
Very nice historic place. A must visit if you are intrested in history.
david bailey (2 years ago)
Nice historical site from WW2. Recommended that you take the guided tour.
Long “Rickdangler” John (3 years ago)
A remarkable well kept historical area with very knowledgeable tour guides.
Erik klæbo (3 years ago)
Well maintained second world War artillery position featuring guided tours inside an intricate and over engineered gun scavenged from the battleship Gneisenau.
Benedicta Kiplesund (3 years ago)
A must site to visit when you are in Ørland municipality. Recommended to book in advance for guide as it was only limited number of people in one group due to new normal situation.
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