New bunker park in Holland

Widerstandsnest 220H on the former island of Goeree-Overflakkee in the southwest of Holland will be made accessible to the public. Two of the bunkers (a 502 and 504) will become a bunker/war museum. Together with municipal organisations, the Stichting WO2GO will create a hiking path along the bunkers (134, 502, 2 x 504) and open them up. One […]

Posted on January 17, 2010 at 1:45 pm by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · Leave a comment
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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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Regelbau 502 opened to public in Pisz (Poland)

Earlier than planned, the Regelbau 502 of Stp Johannisburg (nowadays Pisz), is opened to the public. It’s the first bunker out of several which will be included in a bicycle tour in the future. In the beginning of this year the bunker was still covered with earth and litter but the historical group ‘Piska Pozycja Ryglowa’ […]

Posted on December 13, 2009 at 9:19 pm by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · Leave a comment
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