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Firing of the cannons at Kronborg Castle in Denmark. (Photo courtesy of Thorkild Jensen/Kronborg)
Firing of the cannons at Kronborg Castle in Denmark. (Photo courtesy of Thorkild Jensen/Kronborg)

Cannon salute at Kronborg Castle planned for the Danish Queen’s 75th Birthday on April 16, 2015


April 14, 2015

Come and hear the blasts, when the cannons are fired at Kronborg Castle in Helsingør, Denmark this week. The guns at Kronborg are being fired as a salute with 27 thunderous shots on the occasion of Her Majesty the Queen of Denmark’s 75th birthday on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. The salute will be so loud that it can be heard all the way to Sweden. Learn more about cannon salutes at Kronborg at www.kronborg.dk/oplev-slottet/kronborg-a-aa/salutering/

FULL STORY IN DANISH:

Fødselsdagsbrag for Dronningen på Kronborg

Kom og hør bragene, når Flagbastionens kanoner på Kronborg saluterer så højt, at det kan høres hele vejen til Sverige.

Kanonerne på Kronborg affyrer en salut på 27 bragende skud i anledning af Hendes Majestæt Dronningens 75-års fødselsdag.

Torsdag 16. april 2015 kl. 12.00

Kom og vær med
Allerede kl. 11.30 den 16. april er der adgang til Flagbastionen, hvor de smukke bronzekanoner fra 1700-tallet står. Kl. 12 går det løs: Du kan komme tæt på soldaterne fra Danske Artilleriregiment og se dem lade og affyre kanonerne, på samme måde, som Kronborgs soldater gjorde for mere end 200 år siden.

Kronborg Castle in Denmark viewed from the sea. (Photo courtesy of Thomas Rahbek/Kronborg)

Kronborg Castle in Denmark viewed from the sea. (Photo courtesy of Thomas Rahbek/Kronborg)

Kronborg åbner vinduerne
Når du på denne dag bevæger dig rundt på slottet, kan du overalt nyde et frisk pust fra sundet. Dette skyldes, at samtlige vinduer på slottet bliver åbnet på klem, så de kraftfulde brag fra kanonsalutterne ikke blæser ruderne ind.

Kanoner fra store søslag
Kanonerne blev støbt i bronze i 1766-69 på kanonstøberiet i Frederiksværk. Flere af Flagbastionernes kanoner blev brugt som skibskanoner på Fregatten Jylland under det berømte søslag ved Helgoland den 9. maj 1864. På land har kanonerne beskyttet Danmark under både treårskrigen 1848-1850 og krigen ved Dannevirke i 1864.

Læs mere om kanonsaluterne på Kronborg på www.kronborg.dk/oplev-slottet/kronborg-a-aa/salutering/

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