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Festungsmuseum Heldsberg

Obere Heldsbergstrasse 5, St. Margrethen 9430, Switzerland
+41 71 733 40 31
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Memorial of WW2 and Cold War

Heldsberg was one of the biggest fortifications in Switzerland aigainst the Nazi agression; it was... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2017
thomasjjackson
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St. Margrethen, Switzerland
Learn how Switzerland was involved in WW2

It was really educational to learn about Switzerlands involvement in WW2. This defensive artillery... read more

Reviewed 2 June 2016
neo_gucky
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Luebeck
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The artillery fortress Heldsberg was part of the border fortifications in the Rhine Valley. Built into a rocky crest and with its four built-in guns of 7.5 cm it dominated the southern part of the Lake of Constance in the north and the bridges over the Rhine up to Montlingen in the south. Seven built-in machine guns and other infantry weapons as well as antitank guns in bunkers outside the fortification covered the approach. With galleries of 1000 m length and a height difference of 160 m, Heldsberg was one of the biggest border fortifications of Switzerland. The garrison counted 200, the one for exterior defence 400 hands. Constructed 1939 - 1941, operating until 1990, the fortress was handed over to the registered association Festungsmuseum Heldsberg in 1993. Opening hours on website - bookable for groups, for individuals open on various Saturdays.
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6 Nov 2017
“Memorial of WW2 and Cold War”
2 Jun 2016
“Learn how Switzerland was involved in WW2”
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Obere Heldsbergstrasse 5, St. Margrethen 9430, Switzerland
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

Heldsberg was one of the biggest fortifications in Switzerland aigainst the Nazi agression; it was active until 1992. Today it is an impressive museum with guides from the former military staff - visit recommended

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Reviewed 2 June 2016

It was really educational to learn about Switzerlands involvement in WW2. This defensive artillery bunker is in splendid condition and you can even aim the artillery canons and machine guns at the surrounding areas. If you are claustrophobic you might not be happy in there....More

Thank neo_gucky
Reviewed 8 November 2014

This is an underground fortress which is only open on Saturday afternoon during the spring and summer. It will take you back to the cold war, which wasn't that long ago. Modern underground complex with hospital, company kitchen, dinning and sleeping areas, and lots of...More

Thank 18travelman
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