Until a few years ago, not even the neighbours to Garderhøjfortet in Gentofte knew what was hiding in the sealedoff area surrounding the fortress. But thanks to a substantial donation from Realdania and the Danish government, the fortress is now open to the public and contains a number of exciting interactive historic attractions. “You can try out the life of a soldier, take part in their exercise drills, test their bunks, and fire the cannons,” says museum director Kristine Adler-Nissen. “One of our most popular attractions is the stillfunctional canon tower, where you can try to manually spin the cannon into position. It weighs 100 tonnes, but if you’re a family of four you can actually turn the wheel that moves it.”

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