100 years ago, Hanstholm was a small fishing settlement with a scattering of houses on the top of the promontory. In 1917, the decision was taken to build a harbour with further plans for its future.
But the harbour project was a victim of World War II when the Germans chose the town for the location of extensive fortifications. The locals had to wait 50 years before the harbour could be inaugurated in 1967.
Today, Hanstholm is a modern industrial and trade centre, Denmarks largest harbour for fishing for human consumption. Hanstholm has approximately 2.300 inhabitants.