In 1945-49 the woods outside Oksbøl was home to the largest refugee camp in Denmark. The camp housed 35,000 German refugees in the years following World War II. Remains of the refugee camp count the cemetery and a former hospital. A few ruins are scattered in the forest, but several buildings from the time of the camp today have found new uses.

Today, the buildings that housed the hospital in 1945 in Denmark’s largest camp for German refugees stand empty. But next year the ground will be broken for the new museum, FLUGT – Refugee Museum of Denmark.

FLUGT – Refugee Museum of Denmark

The plan is for the museum to open by fall of 2021. You will get to experience a brand new and modern museum designed by BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group, which deals with fleeing and refugees. The exhibitions and stories are on the drawing board right now, but it is certain that the main subjects of FLUGT will be the German refugees who fled to Denmark in 1945 as well as the many refugees, from e.g. Vietnam, Bosnia and Syria that have come to this country in recent years.

It is also a certainty that a visit to FLUGT will give you insight into what it means to be a refugee and what it is like to stand on the other side as a recipient country. You will experience strong exhibitions, personal stories and be confronted with big questions. There will be much to explore – both in the exhibitions and in the former refugee camp, but also your own stance and that of others. FLUGT will be a meeting place with room and opportunity for conversation and discussion.

The Refugee Camp

Already you can explore the history of the German refugees and follow in their footsteps along the original paths from the time of the refugee camp. A walking route with posters about life in the refugee camp has been established in the woods.

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Map of the refugee camp. All paths are preserved in the woods. The barracks have long since been torn down, but a few buildings from the time of the refugee camp have found new use.

 

Pick up a map at the info-poster by the former hospital at Præstegaardsvej 21 in Oksbøl or download the map here in Danish or German.

Practical information

Food and drink

FLUGT får café med spændende retter til familievenlige priser.

Man kan nyde sin medbragte mad flere steder i plantagen, bl.a. på legepladsen ved hundeskoven på Blåkjærstien.

Shopping

FLUGT får en spændende museumsbutik.

Accessibility

FLUGT bliver indrettet med kørestolsvenlig adgang.

Mange af stierne i plantagen er grusbelagte, men der findes også mindre skovstier, der til tider kan være fugtige og ujævne af trærødder.

Parking

Lige nu findes der parkeringspladser både ved de gamle lazaretbygninger og ved flygtningekirkegården.

Vi får mange spørgsmål om parkeringsforholdene ved det kommende museum. Det kan du læse mere om her.

Book guide

Den bedste måde at opleve flygtningelejren på, er med en guide. Book et foredrag om de tyske flygtninge i Danmark og/eller om planerne for det kommende FLUGT. Se tilbud og priser her.

Education

Vi tilbyder undervisningsmateriale og læringsforløb på flere klassetrin. Se tilbud og priser her.

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