Stützpunkt Bovbjerg – FuMO-Stellung Bocksberg – Ferring, Denmark


The lighthouse at Stützpunkt Bovbjerg

History

One kilometer south of Ferring lies Stützpunkt Bovbjerg. Construction on this strongpoint started in 1942 but soon after all activity ceased. The Germans decided to strengthen the beach at Ferring for Bovbjerg lies on top of cliff while Ferring is situated at the beach at sea level. Stützpunkt Ferring had to prevent a possible Allied invasion.
On this knoll was a FuMO 5 “Boulogne” radar with a detecting range of 40 to 50 km. These FuMO – Funkmess-Ortung, a radar direction finder equipment, were Seewarngerät or early warning devices for use on sea level. A bit further down the road is a Würzburg Sheer radar position. FuMO-Stellung Bocksberg was the German designation for these two radars at this Stützpunkt.

The Regelbau 668 type bunker below the knoll housed 6 men who operated the radar. Unfortunately it was totally flooded at our arrival. On top of the knoll are some foundations of the FuMO 5 radar.

Regelbau 668, a six men shelter – Stützpunkt Bovbjerg
Flooded bunker – Stützpunkt Bovbjerg
a FuMO 5 Boulogne – Courtesy of Gyges.dk

Personnel Shelters and baracks

Stützpunkt Bovbjerg lies around the lighthouse. A personnel shelter is just in front of it. Some foundations can be found at the edge of the cliff near the parking lot. A Würzburg Riese foundations stands out on top of the cliff above a regelbau 668 bunker which was used to control the radar.

Würzburg Sheer foundations and Regelbau 668 bunker at Stützpunkt Bovbjerg
Regelbau 668 – Stützpunkt Bovbjerg
Regelbau 668 – Stützpunkt Bovbjerg
Inside Regelbau 668 – Stützpunkt Bovbjerg
Inside Regelbau 668 – Stützpunkt Bovbjerg
Foundations of a barrack at Stützpunkt Bovbjerg

Würzburg Riese – Würzburg Sheer

The radar was an adjusted Würzburg Riese radar, a Würzburg-Sheer type, a special designed naval warning system to intercept enemy marine movement. Designated FuMO 15 – Sheer, it was a combination of a Berlin 9 cm radar and the disc from a Giant Würzburg Riese radar, optimized for surface observation at sea level.The base of this Würzburg Sheer radar differs from the standard types. It has a technical room underneath, a cable duct leading up is clearly visible on the inside.

The cliffs at Stützpunkt Bovbjerg
The actual Würzburg Sheer radar at Stützpunkt Bovbjerg – photo taken inside technical room
Würzburg Sheer foundations at Stützpunkt Bovbjerg
Würzburg Sheer foundations at Stützpunkt Bovbjerg
The cable duct inside the Würzburg Riese foundations at Stützpunkt Bovbjerg
Würzburg Sheer foundations at Stützpunkt Bovbjerg
Inside the upper floor of the Würzburg Sheer Riese foundations at Stützpunkt Bovbjerg
Würzburg Sheer foundations at Stützpunkt Bovbjerg

Visit

Stützpunkt Bovbjerg is open to public and has a great view on the seaside and Ferring town. You can eat and use the restroom at the lighthouse, a parking lot is nearby. There are ropes attached to the pedestal of the Würzburg-Sheer base so you can climb in to take a look.


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