The Water Front

As much political and public disagreement there was about the defense line, everybody recognized the necessity of the coast and naval defense.

The coast defense around Copenhagen consisted of 3 defense lines.

The inner line: Three old forts and rebuilded batteries along with three new constructions

Coastal Battery Kalkbrænderi Battery,

Naval fort Mellemfort

Naval fort Prøvestenen

Den middle line consisted of

Coast battery Charlottenlund Battery,  (later mentioned as fort)

Naval fort Middelgrundsfort

Coastal battery Kastrup Battery. (later mentioned as fort)


On the southern and  northern flank of the defence line, two naval batteries was constructed

Coastal battery Hvidøre Battery

Coastal battery Avedøre Battery


Den outer linie consisted of

Coastal fort  Taarbækfort

Naval fort Flakfort ,

Coastal battery Barakke Batteri

Coastal battery  Saltholms Batteri

Naval fort Dragør Fort,

Coastal battery Kongelunds Batteri (later mentioned as fort)

Coastal battery Mosede Batteri (later mentioned as fort)