Mosede Fort Denmark 1914-18

On the Brink of War - Neutrality between Warfare and Welfare in Denmark during World War 1

The exhibition "On the Brink of War - Neutrality between Warfare and Welfare" shows how the war affected the daily life of the Danes, and how the government, business community and general population upheld Denmark's neutrality through the four years of war.

The exhibition is for visitors of all ages (families and adults) and you won't necessarily need your reading glasses! Use your ears, eyes and hands to discover an important yet forgotton period of Danish history that changed the lives of the Danes forever.

You can listen to the English voices in the exhibition's numerous rooms and all exhibition texts are in English.

Travel 100 years back in time when World War 1 took place in Denmarks neighboring countries. Explore the many surprising stories, when you go back to a time when Denmark is on the brink of War. Denmark is fighting for its neutrality to avoid being drawn into war. Denmark is digging trenches, laying out mines and provides humanitarian assistance. The Danish welfare state is born when politicians intervene to keep the population united, while profiteers making huge sums of money off war.

  • The general population had to count ration coupons, while profiteers let the champagne flow
  • The ordinary man had to join the army, while zeppelins, sea mines and foreign submarines was located on the Danish coast
  • Christian X and the Danish politicians had to pull strings, while the borders closed and 100,000 prisoners of war came to Denmark

Explore the exciting story of Denmark during World War 1:

  • See the old historical photos and movies
  • Touch most of the objects
  • Pick up the phone and listen to the voices in the antiques telephones in Danish, German or English

Getting there:

S-train lines E and A runs to and from Karlslunde station. From the station it takes only five minutes to walk to the fort.

Approx travel time from Copenhagen Central Station 30 mins.

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Opening Hours

02.01.2024 - 23.12.2024:
Monday: closed
Tuesday: 11:00 - 15:00
Wednesday: 11:00 - 15:00
Thursday: 11:00 - 15:00
Friday: 11:00 - 15:00
Saturday: 11:00 - 16:00
Sunday: 11:00 - 16:00


Mosede Strandvej 87A

2670 Greve