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Besaettelsesmuseet

Address: Mathilde Fibigers Have 2, Aarhus 8000, Denmark
Phone Number: 86-18-42-77
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Ranked #16 of 98 Attractions in Aarhus
Type: Museums
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Aarhus, Denmark
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Established in the basement of the old police station in Aarhus and therefore the actual place where the German Gestapo had their local HQ during the German occupation the exhibition is placed in the right atmosphere. The museums tells the story of the life and resistance in Aarhus during the harsh German rule from 1940-45. Recommendable.

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Brisbane
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62 reviews 62 reviews
24 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Our cruise ship was berthed in Arhus for only a few hours and, after wandering around the Old Town, we made our way to Besaettelsesmuseet, the Resistance Museum. We had researched it prior to leaving on our cruise and we were very pleased that we decided to spend the majority of our time here. All of the signs and information... More 

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Fallbrook, California
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65 reviews 65 reviews
29 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

This is an excellent (although small) museum detailing the German occupation in WWII. The museum has most of the information in English. Since I do not read Danish this was a welcomed bonus.

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Miami, Florida
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253 reviews 253 reviews
73 attraction reviews
178 helpful votes 178 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

We had learned about the "Occupation Museum" online while researching Aarhus, which was a stop on our cruise. It turned out that this museum contains one of the most comprehensive collections of World War II memoribilia we have seen. The collection is mostly military and domestic artifacts related to Aarhus's history during the war, especially from one day when a... More 

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Aarhus, Denmark
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

I recently spent a bit over an hour and a half here - it's a good little museum if you're interested in learning about the history of the German occupation of Aarhus. There's a lot of detailed information here about all aspects of life during the war (most of it in Danish with some primary sources in German - I... More 

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