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This is a historic place and the engineering is still impressive.

The mere size of the Adolfs 40.6 cm bore and 1040kg "projectile" amazes you. Last time if fired was... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
Gorm W
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Oslo, Oslo, Norway
A unique attraction showing terrifying giant

It is the only remaining large German cannon from the 2nd Wold War no less than the entire battery... read more

Reviewed 23 June 2017
springbank
,
Greve, Denmark
via mobile
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  • Terrible9%
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Trondenes, Harstad 9404, Norway
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived at the Adolf Guns suspecting that it would be closed to tourists because the tourist office in town was closed. As you must take a guided tour and the gun is on a military base, we were unable to see it. Yet others...More

Thank Margaret N
Reviewed 28 August 2018

The mere size of the Adolfs 40.6 cm bore and 1040kg "projectile" amazes you. Last time if fired was in 1957, distance 38000 meters - the cold lump of cast iron hit within 100m of the target. The calculations based on old German ballistic data...More

Thank Gorm W
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

Travelled 80 km with car+ferry just to face closed gate and to realise that 1 minute late means no admission. We ve been at the gate 16:31 and contacted tourist office 16:34. They coldly replied that proper time for the visit is 16:30. Which is...More

Thank Mihails J
Reviewed 23 July 2018

This German gun emplacement was built starting in 1942 during World War II near Harstad, Norway, covering an approach of islands from the ocean. The Germans called it "Betterie Theo." It had three Adolf Guns, the largest they had ever built with a range of...More

Thank Alis P
Reviewed 29 March 2018

I got on the wrong bus on shore trips from a Hertigruten cruise, there were a number of buses and I was directed to a private bus tour for an American Museum group. The battery is on a working military site so photos are not...More

Thank george b
Reviewed 4 January 2018

Allegedly the worlds largest land based cannon/gun. Painstakingly restored by a small group of enthusiasts over several years, wlle worth a visit albeit it might be a bit difficult to gain entrance to the site this being inside a military base still to this day....More

Thank tommykristoffersen
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We travelled to this but it was closed. September seems to be a month of closures in north Norway so I have posted this with a 1* because we couldn't see a glimpse of it. The church nearby was closed too - understandable but disappointing...More

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

Well worth the visit June 2016. Don’t turn up too early at the meet up point as I did as the guards from the base will send you away. The gentleman who took the tour was very knowledgable and friendly and the battery is very...More

Thank paul8392
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

It is the only remaining large German cannon from the 2nd Wold War no less than the entire battery of four cannons remains intact and even the only place in Europe where a complete battery from the German Atlantic Wall still exists. I think a...More

2  Thank springbank
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Very interesting guided tour. The guide was very knowledgeable and pleasant to listen to. Nice view from the cannon.

Thank Aud-Kari K
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