This tour reveals the effect of WWII on Kristiansand, with the help of a visit to the Kristiansand Cannon Museum and Stiftelsen Arkivet. Our first stop, Kristiansand Cannon Museum, plays an important part in Norwegian military history. It features a large battery built by the Germans to defend the coastline during WWII. The cannon itself is huge and has a range of 34 miles – that’s half-way to Denmark. There’s also a collection of bunkers filled with artillery and uniforms. The second half of the morning will be spent at Stiftelsen Arkivet. It was once the HQ of the Gestapo, gaining it the nickname ‘House of Horror’. The basement prison cells and torture chambers have been recreated to illustrate the shocking conditions that prisoners would have experienced. An information-packed exhibit is also on hand to explain the history behind the camp.
- SUITABILITY Little physical activity.