Krigsmuseet

Krigsmuseet

One of Christian VI’s first buildings was his arsenal building from 1604, constructed as part of his new naval harbour. It continued to be used to store weapons until the late 19th century. Today it houses the Danish War Musuem, depicting Danish and international war history from the 1500s until today. Its collections covers the history of artillery, from the invention of gunpowder up to the present day, with heavy weaponry and firearms on display. You’ll also find an eclectic assortment of hunting knives, model planes, samurai armour, medals, sanitary appliances and posters. Upstairs, you can get a chronological overview of Danish wars, from knights in shining armour, through wars with the Swedish and English, to World War II, the Cold War and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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