Bunkermuseum - Rom - Denmark

Address: Situated along route "28", Rom (See map)
Telephone: no telephone
Website: not available

Shop: no shop present
Restaurant/refreshments: not available
Size of the museum/site: small
Year of visit: 2005
Overall rating:

Description: Driving south from Lemvig along route 28, you'll pass the tiny village of Rom after a couple of kilometres. Keep your eyes open and you should see a sign marked "Bunkermuseum" (opposite the small Lemvig airfield). Follow that sign and you reach a car park, from where you can wander to a former German field hospital bunker. Although the museum by no means justifies boarding the next night train to Denmark, it is a nice little place to visit if you're in the area, especially when you combine it with Thyborønfæstningen.

The bunker was completed in 1944 as part of the German airfield complex near Rom. Although it was completely ready for action, it has never been used. The Bunker features 16 rooms divided between two floors. All in all a massive 1515 cubic metres of concrete were used to build the bunker (makes you wonder how much concrete was needed for the whole of the Atlantik Wall eh?!!).

Visitors can access all the rooms of the bunker on their own (you'll most probably have to switch the lights on yourself at the start of your visit). There are various signs and information panels explaining which room served which purpose and what the function of the entire airfield was, but be warned that they're only in Danish! Except for the bolts with which the toilet was fastened to the concrete, no piece of furnishing has been left, so you'll have to use your imagination to picture what the rooms would have looked like in 1944...

Shot of the entrance of the bunker, from the inside.

View of one of the sick rooms where 18 patients could lie.

Informationpanels in Danish dealing with "Flughafen Rom".

On our way to the underground level of the bunker.

Former location of the central heating.

The outside of the "Sanitätsunterstand", still pretty well camouflaged!