A construction that triggers the imagination and which recently has been completely restored. It has been mentioned in many books. After the airborne landings in Wolfheze the British had to begin their long road to Oosterbeek and Arnhem under heavy enemy fire. Soon the Germans recaptured much terrain. All important railroad crossings were heavily guarded. The British discovered this tunnel and established that, with their windshields folded down, their antennae retracted and all equipment carefully stored inside the jeep, they would only just be able to drive through the tunnel.
We tried it ourselves: it is a narrow fit!
It is not possible to reach the tunnel by car anymore. Park your car at the Johannahoeveweg or Sara Mansveldweg. Then, walk into the track along the railwayline and after some 650 metres you have reached the tunnel.
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- Text: Don van den Bogert
- Photos: Arjan Vrieze