Nov 24, 2011

Hirtshals

Last Sunday (the one from the week before… it is quite complicated when you are doing posts a few days or a few weeks—sigh—after the events) I went with two other foreign students to Hirsthals.

Hirthals is in the North of Aalborg, on the North Sea.


There is not much to see or do in Hirsthals.

There is a bunker museum (but it is only open during three months in the summer…), a lighthouse and the Nordeoceanarium.

Went to the lighthouse & bunker museum by the beach… and… there was some sun!

Hirtshals beach

Hirtshals beach

The bunker museum consists of an open field with bunkers and a small museum in a bunker. The museum has its door open but there are no lights—it is not really “open” though, not summer. Took a group picture inside an old radar bunker, unfolding the arms… doing the radar. Seriously. (but the picture will never leak!)

View from a bunker

The lighthouse was nice and we had a bit of sun too. Nice overview of the bunker field, the town and the beach. We took a second group picture while on the top. On the two others it was super scaring, holding the lighthouse strongly during the pic and just after that went back inside.

Hirtshals lighthouse

Lighthouse court

Hirtshals lighthouse

On the way to the oceanarium, we walked in front of the harbour which is a quite important fishing harbour.

Hirtshals harbour

The oceanarium was a good way to end the day. It focuses on sealife in the North Sea and the Kattegat with a lot of explications about it. Just after sunset, we went outside to see the seals. Quite impressive!