Description: The city of Aalborg has been a garrison city since 1779 and after the Second World War and throughout the Cold War Period it has been the largest garrison in Denmark. Furthermore Aalborg was strategically the most important city/area for the Germans during the Second World War, which caused the Germans to establish three airfields, and in that connection about 150 bunkers, in the Aalborg area. That is part of the background for establishing the Aalborg Defence and Garrison Museum. The museum permanently displays items from the Regional Total Defence including the Army, the Air Force, the Homeguard, the Civil Defence and the Police. Emphasis is put on units that have been garrisoned in Aalborg. Additionally there are interesting exhibitions comprising the Second World War and the history of the Garrison of Aalborg.
The museum is located in a building with a military historical background - a huge hangar with connecting buildings covering 2600 m2. It was built by the Germans as maintenance area for the seaplanes based at Aalborg. The museum comprises more than 5000 m2 in- and outdoors exhibitions.
Outside the museum you see tanks other vehicles and a F-35 Draken fighter.