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Fortress Rammekens

This Dutch fort was built in 1547 and expanded numerous times throughout the ages. The fort was added to the German Atlantic Wall during the Second World War.

On the main rampart of the Fortress a foundation can be seen where a 60cm searchlight has been mounted.

when you take position in the hall with the open doors and with your back to the embrasure the following text can be distinguished high up on the wall:
Maschien Gefr.
Otto Weber
Weimar Thr.

The creek and nature area surrounding the Fort. A remnant of the bombing of the dykes and inundation of Walcheren. This creek runs further on into the nature reserve when the dam holes were closed and the reclamation of Walcheren was a fact after the inundation in 1944.
Vlissingen - Veere and Westkapelle also have these creeks and natural areas as remnant of the dike breaches and flooding in 1944.

For current visiting hours, please visit the website of the museum.

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  • Text: Mia van den Berg & Kaj Metz
  • Photos: Peter van Steenbergen (1, 7, 8), Mia van den Berg (2, 3, 4, 5, 6)

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