Frøslevlejrens museum

  • The Froeslev camp museum
  • Nationalmuseet
  • National Museum of Denmark


Lejrvej 83
South Denmark


+45 41206053


The Frøslev Camp was built as a German internment camp in 1944 during the German occupation of Denmark, and is one of Europe’s most well preserved German camps from World War II. Several thousand Danes were imprisoned by the German security police (Gestapo) in the Frøslev Camp.

Even though the Frøslev Camp was built to avoid the deportation of Danes to concentration camps in Germany, some 1.600 Frøslev prisoners were in fact deported to the horrors of these camps. In the days of liberation in 1945 there was an urgent need for facilities, where Danes, who had collaborated with the German occupationel power, could be interned. The Frøslev Camp was fit for this purpose. The camp was renamed Faarhus Camp and used until 1949 as an internment- and prison camp for collaborators.

Since 1965, a memorial site in Frøslev - located in close vicinity to the German border - has been commemorating the former »Police Internment Camp Frøslev«. Today, the museum is in the former administration building and one of the former barracks of the camp. Both buildings are in their original state. Central themes of the exhibition are the political background for the establishment of the camp, everyday life of the prisoners and the conditions in German concentration camps, to which prisoners from Frøslev were deported.

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Opening Times

March, April, May, June, September and Oktober: Tuesday - Sunday 10am -16pm.

July and August: Monday - Sunday 10am -16pm.

February and November: Tuesday - Sunday 10am -15pm.

Closed in December, January and Mondays out of the peak .


The museum is accessible for disabled.

Service dogs are welcome at the museum.

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