The Atlantic Wall, an extensive system of coastal fortifications, was built between 1942 and 1944 by the German Third Reich, to defend against an anticipated Allied invasion of mainland Europe. Stretching over 5,000km along the western coast of Europe, it runs from the top of Norway down to the top of Spain, and consists of many different types of concrete fortifications, from ammunition bunkers, to gun emplacements, to supply depots and submarine stations. Over the years, we have visited all of the sites along the entire length of the Atlantic Wall, and one of the highest concentrations of fortifications can be found at Hanstholm, on the west coast of Denmark.
For more than four decades, the underground fortress, with it's heavy artillery guns, monitored all Warsaw Pact naval vessels, entering and leaving the Baltic Sea. The fortress was constructed to withstand a nuclear attack, and packed with radar, sonar and hydrophones, it could monitor all movements in the western Baltic, and react instantly in the event of an attack.
WILD, RAW, HARD ROCK & METAL FESTIVAL IN THE DOCKLANDS
After a long ride from one of the four corners of Europe, it’s great to roll into the Copenhagen docklands and pitch the tents, all charged up for three days of hard, heavy, crunching, sweaty, loud, chaotic, unchained pandemonium - with lots of nice people, good food, good friends, great vibes, and a warm festival atmosphere!
Copenhagen is situated halfway along the ETR ROUTE, approximately the same distance from Nordkapp, as it is from Cadiz. This makes Copenhagen a natural ETR stopover location, so you might as well have some fun, while you're here!
The explorative road trip, and the freedom of making your own motorbike trip through the countries of Europe. Motorbike Europe A/S is a Danish company that promotes motorcycle tourism across the old national borders in Europe, through the cradle of Western culture. Motorbike Europe A/S is your guide throughout all corners of the individual European countries.
DRIVE THE ETR YOUR OWN WAY !!
As experienced drivers from the motor racing industry, McQueens have what it takes, to be a solid sponsor and partner for European Touring Route, infusing a clear element of style, charisma, and timelessness into the ETR concept. When one of these supercars blazes past you on the ETR, you know exactly who you have been overtaken by!!