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Festungsmuseum Heldsberg

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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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6 Nov 2017
“Memorial of WW2 and Cold War”
2 Jun 2016
“Learn how Switzerland was involved in WW2”
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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...more
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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

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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

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