The museum is now open
Please visit our new website: flugtmuseum.dk/en
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 summer of 2022. 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.
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.
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.
FLUGT får en spændende museumsbutik.
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.
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.
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.
Vi tilbyder undervisningsmateriale og læringsforløb på flere klassetrin.
+45 75 22 08 77
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FLUGT – Refugee Museum of Denmark is now open.
With the largest refugee camp in Danish history as a unique setting, personal and powerful stories are told about refugees of all times. Using as a basis the hospital of the refugee camp, which originally consisted of 40 small wards and operating rooms, world-renowned architect firm BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group created a brand-new museum. Visit www.flugtmuseum.dk for more information.
+45 75 27 54 11
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