Guided tour of the biggest Work of the Maginot line of Hackenberg Veckring by small train

Travel in time(weather) and in the History(Story) of the greatest(most tremendous) fortification of the XXth century

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Association AMIFORT

Travel in time(weather) and in the History(Story) of the greatest(most tremendous) fortification of the XXth century Departures of visit every 15 minutes First departure at 14 h and last departure at 15 h 30 Duration of visit: 2 h 30 Under the direction of a guide passionate about the association AMIFORT, the public discovers to it installations of origin in perfect working order, electrical factory and generators roadworthy, rooms reconstructed as before and impressive military museum. Visit continues on board of the small train of time(period) which transports the visitors towards the blocks of fight.

About the venue

route du Hackenberg, 57920 Veckring
  • Édifice militaire, enceinte urbaine
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  • Édifice industriel, scientifique et technique
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  • Édifice commémoratif
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  • Musée, salle d'exposition

The work of Hackenberg, built between 1929 and 1935, is the most important of the Maginot line by its size (10 km of galleries), by the scale of its internal organisation and by the modernism of its installations. This work served constructed works as archetype for many more later throughout border. All reconstructed equipments give an overview of functioning and of logistics spread(displayed) in time(period). The barracks was transformed into military Museum. The small toy train, transporting ammunitions in the past, allows to the visitors to join the blocks of fight: turrets of artillery and artillery. For the amateurs, a marked out pedestrian circuit, free of access, reveals 19 blocks which make up(compose) this powerful work. Of the chapel of Hackenberg, located in its summit, a very beautiful panorama comes to light: in clear weather, they dive into the valley of the Moselle and they see on the horizon the tours(towers,ballots) of the castle of Malbrouck and all the landscapes of the country of Three Borders.

Ouvrage du Hackenberg - ligne Maginot Robert VAROQUI