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Bunkers at Gammel Ry




Bunkers at Gammel Ry

In the forest at the old airfield just south of Gammel Ry there are some bunkers from World War II. It is an incredibly nice area with lots of good walks.


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The airfield was built around 1937, when the director of F. L. Smidth, Gunnar Larsen, was very interested in flying. He had his own private airfield in Aalborg and wanted to make a flight route from Aalborg to Copenhagen and Flensburg. As the planes could not fly so far, they had to land and fuel. They used Gammel Ry which was already a private small airfield.

In World War II, the Luftwaffe took over the airfield and built concrete roads and piles.

When the war was over, the place was transformed into an internment camp for German prisoners of war and refugees.

At that time the area was completely open with fields, now it is all forest. Only the area itself at the airfield and the internment camp is kept open by respecting the history of the area.
Geo: 56.05183400, 9.67571900



Address:
Ry hule, 8660 Skanderborg





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