Culture Round-Up: German mayor fighting for museum dedicated to World War I zeppeliners

You may have read recently that Denmark will have its first German minority mayor since 1946 from 1 January.

Jørgen Popp Petersen from the Schleswig Party takes over power in Tønder Municipality.

But oddly enough, he has already made a remarkable public appearance: to announce ‘Zeppelin Barrels’, an upcoming experience venue dedicated to, of all things, Zeppeliners from the First World War.

Return of the Zep
It’s true, Germany gave Europe zeppeliners, and now this future German mayor is giving us their return.

Petersen is chairman of the political steering group behind the project, which wants to create one of the world’s leading zeppelin experiences, as well as look ahead with a focus on green aircraft technology.

The venue will cost DKK 350 million to realize, and so far DKK 100 million has been raised.

The project has the support of Zeppelin and Garrison Museum Tønder, the Danish Nature Agency, the National Museum, the Armed Forces and DTU.

Back then it was Germany
The 5,000 sqm center is scheduled to open in 2028 and be housed in a historic aircraft hangar in the Soldier Forest.

The hangar was used by the Germans during World War I to service four zeppelins that regularly crossed the North Sea to targets in Britain – primarily on reconnaissance missions.

A total of 500 men were stationed in the Soldier Forest, which between 1864 and 1920 was on German soil.

When asked whether they would join Denmark again in the 1920 referendum, 76.5 percent of Tønder’s inhabitants voted to remain part of Germany.


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Source: The Nordic Page


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