Heavy Andholm Battery

Heavy Andholm Battery


Rødekro, Denmark (DK)
The WW1 German Northern Front in the Southern Jutland, Denmark. 1916-1920.

The Battery is composed of one 24 cm gun.

The Battery is very much like the battery in Rugbjerg Plantage, except the platform is missing. There is only a deep hole in the ground. This earlier this lead to the mistake that the battery was never finished. However this is not true.

The battery was an embedded gun, the so called B-Geschütze. The railway lead direct to the hole,and a crane now could lift the gun from the wagon to the steel platform.

When the gun was mounted, the train left again but could later return and remove the gun.

This mounting was used at guns of calibers 21 – 38 cm. But it took to long time if the front was moving. For a defense line the system was sufficient.


B-geschütze or Bettungs-geschütze was used by Germany, when they didn’t have real rail way guns. The first railway guns (E-geschütze E=Eisenbahn) was used by Germany from 1916.


The Construction was not demolished like so many others.

It was situated on private property at the owner would not allow it to be destroyed, because he wanted it to remain as a memory of the time.
The WW1 German Northern Front in the Southern Jutland, Denmark. 1916-1920.

The Battery is composed of one 24 cm gun.

The Battery is very much like the battery in Rugbjerg Plantage, except the platform is missing. There is only a deep hole in the ground. This earlier this lead to the mistake that the battery was never finished. However this is not true.

The battery was an embedded gun, the so called B-Geschütze. The railway lead direct to the hole,and a crane now could lift the gun from the wagon to the steel platform.

When the gun was mounted, the train left again but could later return and remove the gun.

This mounting was used at guns of calibers 21 – 38 cm. But it took to long time if the front was moving. For a defense line the system was sufficient.


B-geschütze or Bettungs-geschütze was used by Germany, when they didn’t have real rail way guns. The first railway guns (E-geschütze E=Eisenbahn) was used by Germany from 1916.


The Construction was not demolished like so many others.

It was situated on private property at the owner would not allow it to be destroyed, because he wanted it to remain as a memory of the time.
View in Google Earth Abandoned, Military - Bunkers
Links: www.fortress-scandinavia.dk
By: Dania

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