Snowhotel Kirkenes are proud to present one of the most significant historical attractions in Kirkenes.
Since Kirkenes was one of the most strategically important places in Europe during World War II, it was also one of the most heavily bombed cities in the world. Kirkenes had more than 300 bombing raids from Soviet aeroplanes, and the Air Raid alarms were heard more than 1000 times during the war years. Furthermore, Andersgrotta was constructed beneath the bedrock in the centre of Kirkenes, a brilliantly well-hidden location. Therefore it was the refuge of the population throughout the war.
Visit Andersgrotta – Kirkenes’ largest bomb shelter, built-in 1941. First, learn about the life of civilians during war-time. Then, experience the atmosphere of Kirkenes during World War II by watching a documentary film (English, German and Norwegian language) based on archives and new recordings.
Children: not suitable for children under 12 years old.
Departure: On request for groups of 6 people or more. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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