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Gros Ouvrage Maginot du Hackenberg, Veckring

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Gros Ouvrage Maginot du Hackenberg is among the largest of the Maginot Line fortifications in Thionville. The fort was considered as a showpiece of French fortification technology back then and was even visited by the British King George VI. The fort used to provide covering fire to harass German forces and neighboring states. Today Hackenberg operates as a museum. The site is made of about 17 combat blocks and 18 artillery pieces covering a large area. There are a few galleries spread across the site that house the museum pieces. One of the blocks is open to the public and displays the working of a turret to its visitors. There is also an electric train that visitors can use for touring the site. You can plan Veckring trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.
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  • We booked the English language tour with Paul, whose introduction to the background of why the Maginot Line was built set the tone for an interesting and informative experience. The Hackenberg Fort.....  more
    We booked the English language tour with Paul, whose introduction to the background of why the Maginot Line was built set the tone for an interesting and informative experience. The Hackenberg Fort.....  more »
  • We visited the fortress on August 13. Free parking is available in front of the entrance. The guided visit is only at certain times and you have to book on their website. Most tours are in... 
    We visited the fortress on August 13. Free parking is available in front of the entrance. The guided visit is only at certain times and you have to book on their website. Most tours are in...  more »
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  • Really interesting fort to visit if you like war history of WW1 and WW2. Guided visit is compulsory. We had the one in French, I saw another group in English. Could get damp and cold in certain areas, dress accordingly. Have to climb a flight of stairs, about 140 steps, comfortable shoes recommended.
  • Very nice place You can really feel the chill of the war. Very well preserved. Lot of stuff placed in the museum and you can easily see that they care about historical accuracy. My tour was guided by Quentin and he was giving a lot of details about the complex. If you are into WWII this is definitely place to visit.

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