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Movik Fort

Movik, Kristiansand 4623, Norway
+47 815 70 400
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Extraordinary World War 2 site of the Atlantic Wall

Many reviewers here have commented on the extraordinary giant cannon here, one of the largest... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Westralia
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Perth, Australia
The worlds second largest cannon from ww2 still in working order.

Go see the biggest ship cannon in the world. The barrel itself weighs 13000 kg. Many interresting... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2017
Leif T
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Movik Fort was established by the German occupation forces during the Second World War and is part of the Atlantic Wall the German occupation forces line of defence along the coast of France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark and Norway. Movik Fort is a former German fort in a class of its own. It is of great national and European significance and is one of our National Fortifications.
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Movik, Kristiansand 4623, Norway
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Many reviewers here have commented on the extraordinary giant cannon here, one of the largest remaining in the world. It is fully functional, and every so often the museum curators raise the barrel and traverse it around (but not fire it!). The accompanying museum within...More

Thank Westralia
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Go see the biggest ship cannon in the world. The barrel itself weighs 13000 kg. Many interresting things to see and a fantastic view over the Kristiansand area. Great picknick area.

Thank Leif T
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Here you can really view the size of the biggest cannon in the world and the serroundings are fantastic.

2  Thank Tor Steinar E
Reviewed 14 July 2016

This place tells alot of WW2 history, The germans build this to protect them against threats from the open ocean. and this cannon sure packs a lot of firepower. This place is easy to walk around and the guided tour is definitively worth it. Recommended...More

1  Thank tronduns
Reviewed 2 April 2016

During WW2 the nazis built a massive cannon outside Kristiansand, Norway to control and protect boats in the Skagerrak waters between Norway and Denmark. The 2016 summer it will be even better upgrading the railway bringing ammunition from storage to the gun itself. Guides and...More

2  Thank Espen L
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Second largest cannon in the world. Well kept, with plenty of details inside. Exciting for children, seniors and everyone in between. They could have done much more with it, though.

Thank Krisztián Ferry... K
Reviewed 13 January 2016

Buikdt by the Germans during WorldWar II. Together with similar cannons in Hirtshals, they could cover almost all the sea between Norway and Denmark. One cannon is comlete, while the other have been removed. Interesting to see the inside of the cannon as well as...More

Thank Jensravnaas
Reviewed 12 November 2015

Drove my family here from Oslo to see it. An amazing piece of history for WWII fans. A cool place to run around, explore, and hike for the rest of the family.

Thank Brian W
Reviewed 30 August 2015

A powerful reminder of the determination and wherewithal of the German forces, the scale of this site, and information on others around Norway is fascinating. We spent a couple of hours going round the main cannon and bunker and then the partially completed cannon. The...More

1  Thank Richard_E_240000
Reviewed 27 August 2015 via mobile

I have seen many things in my life some of them military items but this one was way beyond my simple expectation. This is an excellent way to undetstand the Natzi shore defence and the powerful cannons. A must see !!!!

Thank Mosheby
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