During World War came the German occupiers to Ekkerøy in July-August 1940. Many German soldiers stayed here for over four years. The Germans requisitioned private houses, houses of worship, schools, telegraph and lodge building and had its main center in Neset. There they built residential barracks to themselves and the rectangular walls you see in the immediate area of the park are the remains of these barracks.
Both locals and Russian prisoners were ordered joinery, railway construction and shoveling. At the round foundations which can be seen on the cape was located small huts made of plywood with a chimney in the middle. These were probably used as heating rooms for workers. In the rock face above the parking lot on the south side are the caves in the mountains where the Germans kept ammunition.
On Ekkerøy you find a (Heeres-Kusten Batterie no. 455) which was built in 1941.
The following year it set up a howitzer cannon that was named Paula. The coastal artillery battery would prevent enemy ship to penetrate the Varanger Fjord. To build the plant was built a railway from the quarry south of the island to transport stones up to the fortress. It turned out that the ground was too loose and fall 1943, the rabbits were dismantled and moved to Finland. The facility you look to the west has the name Gerda and was built the same year and had similarities a cannon with a range of 30,000 meters.
By little Ekkerøy was the German submarine destroyer UJ1210 sunk by allied aircraft (May 1944). Five German soldiers were killed. The ship was about to go to Kirkenes with oil and several tanks were shot to pieces. The ship is located on depth of eight meters. And sports divers have previously taken up the white wine, gin and cognac from the wreck.