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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Rich Buckley (21 months ago)
Beautiful area, great to see some military history restored and remaining. I was fortunate to be there during a military exercise and their was Germans with military equipment at the fort.
Derrick Donnelly (2 years ago)
Really Amazing. Those guns are much bigger than I was expecting
Lasse Thun (2 years ago)
One of a kind German WWII fort with a triple barrel turret from the ship Gneisenau. Must see!
kitzune Vos (2 years ago)
Good site to visit but not always opened as published on internet
Markus Schweizer (2 years ago)
One of the highlights in the region talking about history. I liked it very much and dislike WWII stuff. Guided tours are mostly from 11am - 3 pm during the summer.
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