The A19 Hackenberg
Fortress is one of the biggest forts of the Maginot Line. Today it is
turned in to a great museum where they demonstrate everything from the
canonturrets to the railway that is running inside the fortress. Below
you can see some pictures from the line and if you wants to read more
about the Maginot line you should click here.
first sign that shows the way to the fort.
top of the fort with one of the observation cupolas
overlooking the scenery from the top of the
8 ton anti-blast door
is going to the munition storage and right is going to main fort
and Krister is waiting for the group to continue
of the trains
of the galleries is turned into a weapons museum now.
underside of the 135mm retracteble turret which is still working.
main power generator, also still working.
outside of Block 9
on top of Block 9 with the retracteble turret behind me
and the 75 mm gun howitzer in block 9
inside of block 8 which is also the only block used in battle. It was
used by the germans to shell the americans in the area.
americans did not like beeing shelled so they silenced the guns with their
outside of block 8 and here you can see the damage
to block 8.
roof of the fort