Oslo - Hoevik


In the southwest of Oslo in a district called Hoevik, the German commissioner Josef Terboven had a timbered summer cottage. The cabin had been built by a general of the German air force stationed at the nearby Fornebu airport. However, when Germany attacked the Soviet Union in June 1941, the general was transferred to Finland. The summer house was then taken over by Terboven who came to use it as a holiday home. Below the cottage were two sailboats moored as Terboven requisitioned by the Norwegian crown prince Olav. After the war, the cottage was taken over by the state and rented out to Norwegian officers.In 1947, the cottage was bought by a private person who, however, thought the weather by the water was harsh. He had it moved in its entirety Vettakollen in northern Oslo, where he also built on another floor.

Current status: Demolished (2023).

Location: 59°53' 31.48" N 10°34' 40.26" E

Get there: Car.

My comment:

The foundation of the cottage remains and is located along the waterfront. The location is also easy to find because a walking path goes straight through the cottage. The foundations also make it easy to distinguish the size of the cottage.

Follow up in books: Greene, Jack, Massignani, Alessandro: Hitler Strikes North: The Nazi Invasion of Norway & Denmark, April 9, 1940 (2013).