The Museum of Danish Resistance

Go underground and experience the Danish World War II resistance fight up close.

In the dark, shadowy streets of the occupation period, you'll meet five historical figures. Each has chosen a side, and now everyone must face the consequences. Dive into acts of sabotage, produce illegal newspapers, crack codes and intercept telephone calls. 

See how Danes had to choose between whether they wanted to join the resistance, collaborate with the Germans - or try to continue with their everyday lives. The Museum of Danish Resistance is about the men and women who chose to resist the occupation and shows why that decision wasn’t always black and white.

The museum is located at the Citadel and is within walking distance from The Little Mermaid, Amalienborg Palace and Frederik’s Church (Marmorkirken).

Go underground in the German-occupied Denmark of the 1940s and experience the Danish resistance fight.

In the shadowy streets of the occupation, you will meet five historical people, who each in their own way chose a side during the harsh resistance fight during World War II. You will gain a unique insight into their difficult choices and dilemmas.

You can have a go at printing illegal magazines, intercept phone calls and break the Germans’ Enigma code.

It is possible to buy a guide book, which goes even deeper down into history about the resistance fight and the occupation during World War II.

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Esplanaden 13

1263 Copenhagen