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Tirpitz og Bjarke Ingels

Tirpitz

Discover the hidden stories under the sand

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Hidden under the sand

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Manse bids you welcome

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A top-notch, world-class attraction

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Architect Bjarke Ingels

Stories from under the sand

Vejers 1844: One evening, just before bedtime, the brothers Hans and Bakken went to the beach. Suddenly they saw something moving in the surf. The terrified boys hurried home. Their father "reassured" them that it must have been a drowned sailor.

Hans and Bakken

A story from West Coast Stories

Lyt til Hans and Bakkens historie

Paul Metzger

A story from Army of Concrete

Lyt til Paul Metzgers historie

A Stone Age Girl

A story from Gold of the West Coast

Lyt til A Stone Age Girls historie

The Ice Age girl Ayla

A story from The Last Mammoth – The First Human

Lyt til The Ice Age girl Aylas historie
Vejers 1844: One evening, just before bedtime, the brothers Hans and Bakken went to the beach. Suddenly they saw something moving in the surf. The terrified boys hurried home. Their father "reassured" them that it must have been a drowned sailor.
Hans and Bakken, A story from West Coast Stories
Varde 1945: Paul Metzger had been wounded on the Eastern Front and taken to the hospital in Oksbøl. From here he managed to run away and make contact with the resistance movement. Harry Fenger, who owned a menswear store in Varde, housed Metzger until the liberation.
Paul Metzger, A story from Army of Concrete
Dokkerland, approx. 3500 BCE: Man has collected amber on the West Coast for all time. On the beach you may be lucky to find amulets from the Stone Age. They wash ashore after a storm, and they originate from settlements that were located where the North Sea is today. Here we meet a Stone Age girl hunting for amber at the water's edge.
A Stone Age Girl, A story from Gold of the West Coast
The ice age steppes 14,000 years ago: The ice age has reached its end, and the reindeer have been attracted to the vast tundra, where new life is sprouting. Humans soon follow, and Ayla and her family are among the first to come to the new land that will one day become Denmark.
The Ice Age girl Ayla, A story from The Last Mammoth – The First Human
1 Hans and Bakken
2 Paul Metzger
3 A Stone Age Girl
4 The Ice Age girl Ayla

Take a journey through time

Do you dare jump into the lifeboat? What if the boat capsizes during the rescue operation? Do you think you will cope with the reefs? The moment the mood of the exhibition changes and day slowly turns to night, you know it is time to be on guard…

Don't miss the 4D-show

  • Show starts every half hour
  • Show starts on the hour and half past the hour
  • The show lasts 6 minutes
  • Last show half an hour before museum closes
  • West Coast Stories

    Permanent exhibition

    Discover the hidden stories under the sand

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    Ayla takes you back to the end of the last Ice Age

    Once upon a time, Denmark looked very different. Large parts of the land were covered in ice and the North Sea didn’t even exist. You could actually walk all the way to England across a vast steppe inhabited by woolly mammoths and huge herds of reindeer. Things got warmer. The ice disappeared, leaving a rugged landscape with an abundance of flowers and rushing rivers without tall trees to overshadow the view. This was the land the first humans encountered at the end of the last Ice Age.

    The last Mammoth – the first Human

    15.10.2021 - 31.08.2023

    Discover the hidden stories under the sand

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    Visit Tirpitz

    Tirpitz is an experience for the whole family. The Danish architectural firm BIG has created the spectacular setting for an attraction hidden under the sand in the protected dune landscape at Blåvand.