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One of the first radar stations that the Germans established in Northern Europe during World War II stands on the hill Kvalhaugen. The building is made of concrete and stones from the moraines and is in plain sight. At the end of the war the Norwegian government removed all of the equipment the Germans had left behind. Today only the protective walls encircling the fortress remain standing. The fortification is a popular playground for children.

The German Wehrmacht (armed forces) arrived in Eggum in February of 1941. Upon their arrival they started building barracks and established observational posts, but the radar station was not built until 1944. It is stated in an English intelligence report that "The hill Kvalhaugen lies at 68°18'30'' north latitude and 13°41'40'' east longitude. There is a Freya radar unit that operates on petroleum-driven electrical aggregates. The area is encircled by two rows of barbed wire lined with landmines". The report also discuses the close defence of the radar facility and mentions that a "deceiving structure" was situated on a hill called Kløvningsbakken located a few hundred metres to the west.

Eggum kulturlandskap