There are many exciting things for the family to see and learn. From things during school holidays and special activities, to flying an aircraft or steering a ship in a simulator and finding out things of historical interest.
After World War II during the conflict between the two superpowers Sweden found herself on the border between the Warsaw Pact and NATO.
Many of the older fortresses in Sweden are well known to the public, but those that were built during the Cold War have remained secret locations until now.
During the Cold War weapons and equipment for the army’s 800,000 conscript soldiers was held ready in stores all over Sweden. The whole country was to be defended!
The Navy and Coastal Artillery formed the first line of defence in the event of an over sea attack against Sweden.
In the 1950s Sweden had the fourth largest air force in the world and the production of Swedish manufactured aircrafts replaced the earlier import of aircrafts from abroad.
The period of the Second World War was in many respects a turbulent time for the Swedish people. There were big changes in everyday life, especially on the border to Norway after the occupation by Germany on 9 April 1940.
Since the establishment of the UN 100 000 Swedish men and women have served as volunteers in the service of peace. Peacekeeping operations have constituted the main task for the Swedish Armed Forces over the last ten years.