Stronghold Aggersund

The building of the Aggersund bridge was started in 1939 and was consecrated 3 years later on 18 June 1942.

The bridge was one of only three bridges connecting the district of Thy with the mainland and the strategic significance of the Germans was therefore obvious.

The German Air Force (Luftwaffe) began in 1943 to set up a stronghold with bunkers and air defense guns.

The German army also looked at the strategic significance of the bridge, and at the same time, they started building strongholds both north and south of the bridge.

Together with the three 20 mm. air defense guns (Flak 38), both antitank and machine guns was places at the bridge. The strongholds were surrounded by armored arms, minefields and barbed wire barriers.

As part of his inspection of the defense in Denmark, the German Field marshal Erwin Rommel drove along the west coast of Denmark and on December 7, 1943 he drove over the bridge and inspected the defense.

Today the bunker is scattered around the area.