Inside Norwegian Coastal Artillery Fortress With The World's Second Largest Land-Based Cannon (55 pics)

Posted in       2 Sep 2016       6989       GALLERY VIEW

This is Kristiansand Cannon Museum situated in Kristiansand, Norway where authentic equipment from a former military installation is collected. The coastal artillery fortress is called Batterie Vara and was built by the German Wehrmacht during World War II.

The fortress had four gun positions, of which one of the guns is still intact. The others were dismantled in 1960s. The 38 cm calibre naval cannon is one of the largest in the world. The barrel alone weighs 110 tons, measures almost 20 m in length and has a range of up to 55 km (34 miles), which is half way to Denmark. There is the Fortress Trail in the museum, a walk to places and buildings which tell of everyday life in the fortress.


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