Stronghold Bulbjerg-Vust

In order for the Germans to accurately calculate the distance to a target at sea at the start of the war, it required two observation posts. The distance and the angle between these two were known and the distance to the target could therefore easily be calculated. For this purpose, the German Navy built at Bulbjerg, 15 km. East of the big gun battery in Hanstholm a Observation post.

Only drawback to the system was visibility, requiring the target to be observed and for help in bad weather or at night, a Würtzburg Riese radar was set up in 1944. At the same time, a bunker (S449) was built on the top of Bulbjerg for the observations.

At the same time, the German army began in autumn 1942 to build a stronghold on the main road 2 km. southeast of Bulbjerg. Here was a natural bottleneck in the terrain which meant that all traffic east / west should pass. In the stronghold, more than 25 bunkers were built to defense against infantry and tanks. The entire area was equipped with Anti-tank trench and barbed wire barriers that optimized the fire from the individual positions.

It is still possible today to see the many bunkers and excavations and in the crew bunker on the top of Bulbjerg there is an exhibition.