New renovation project in Westwall

While one project goes down other ones are just starting. Markus Lauer is renovating a Regelbau B1-5 in Sulzbach (Saarland).   In September 2009 the owner of the bunker gave permission to start restorating it. After removing loads of trash and installing a new 14P7 armoured door at the entrance the first part of the project is done. […]

Posted on January 3, 2010 at 10:28 pm by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · One Comment
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Uncertain future for Bunker ‘Anton’

A Westwall Regelbau 1 for a machine gun in Merzig (Saarland) will probably be demolished or covered in the near future. From 2005-2007 it was a small Westwall museum. The bunker built in 1938 during the ‘Limes-Bauprogramm’ was completely renovated. Unfortunately a new road will cross the spot of the bunker and it had to […]

Posted on January 3, 2010 at 10:07 pm by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · One Comment
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Westwall in winter

Winter can be cold and miserable but also inspiring. Made a trip to the Schneifel region in Germany near Prüm. You can still find some remnants of the Westwall in this area. This december there was a big pack of snow which made the trip more special. I’ve visited a special type 23 near Kronenburgerhütte, […]

Posted on December 31, 2009 at 1:06 am by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · Leave a comment
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