Tirpitz, Blåvand – World-Class Architecture
The new Tirpitz is designed by the Danish architectural firm BIG. In the protected dune landscape, behind the old cannon bunker from World War II, the architects have created a spectacular museum hidden under the sand. Below the surface are four large exhibition galleries as well as café and shop. The new attraction is connected to the old bunker by an underground corridor.
Discover the Exhibitions
Not only is the architecture spectacular – so are the exhibitions! The Dutch experience designers Tinker Imagineers, who have won numerous awards in Europe, have designed the exhibitions which are sure to engage the whole family.
Special Exhibition – ends summer 2020
When the German armed forces in Denmark surrendered on May 4, 1945, mines had been laid on the entire west coast of Jutland. But mines do not surrender, and every one of the almost 1.5 million mines were deadly.
The story reached audiences in the 2015 Oscar-nominated historical drama Land of Mine, which depicts the dramatic mine clearing in the aftermath of the war. It is the topic of the first special exhibition in Tirpitz, Danger – Mines!, which opened in the spring of 2019 with the question: Who cleans up after a war?
West Coast Stories
Embark on a time-travel that starts with the mammoths on the vast plain, where now is the North Sea. The journey continues to early Blåvand with warlocks and smugglers, on to the heroes of the sea, and right up to the flourishing camping life of the 1970s.
Gold of the West Coast
Contemplate the treasure trove which holds one of the finest amber collections in Europe. Also meet the amber hunter who might reveal how you can find amber yourself. Discover the many properties of amber in the amber forest and get to know the difference between amber and just yellow rocks.
Army of Concrete
World War II was not just about concrete and cannons but first and foremost a world tragedy that struck ordinary people – also on the Danish west coast. Meet some of these people and learn of their fates in the exhibition, which is built like a bunker landscape.
The Tirpitz Bunker
The old bunker lies as a testimony to the widespread consequences of World War II. Like a huge concrete block full of secrets, it calls for you to explore in the narrow aisles. Here too, a wealth of great stories lies hidden.