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Westwall - Remains Bunkers

However it is part of a group of 5 bunkers on Ritscheider Heide, between the village of Oberforstbach and the autobahn, facing the Belgian border 1 km away. The open farmland, from where you can see all 5 bunker remains, is accessible on foot or bike via Ritscheider Weg. You get a good idea of the siting strategy, especially if you add in the bunkers in Augustiner Wald opposite.

There was of course no autobahn there when they were all built in the late 1930s.

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  • Text: Matthew Loder
  • Photos: Matthew Loder