The history centre tells the story of the Danish-Prussian war of 1864 in which Prussian troops stormed the Danish fortifications (at the Dybbøl Heights). In the post-war negotiations, Denmark lost all of Slesvig and Holstein to the Germans.
The centre was opened in 1992 in a fascinating building designed by Michael Freddie and Ernst Lohse.
The centre offers film, picture panoramas, and exhibitions.
In 2007, reconstructed fortifications in the style of the war of 1864 were added to the centre. These fortifications included a blockhouse, powder magazines, roller bridges, etc. along with 'soldier town' and its army huts.
Through guided tours, demonstrations, imaginative storytelling, and participative activities the techniques and everyday life of the war is communicated to both children and adults.
The centre also hosts educational programs and offers information about the surrounding area and terrain.
The centre is run according to an arrangement with the private Dybbøl Heights Foundation.