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Bunker Tour Bietigheim-Bissingen on Saturday November 10th

Dear members and friends,

Please join us for our very special outdoor event on November 10, 2012: a tour along the Neckar-Enz bunker line, which is an interesting example of post WWI defense strategy in Southern Germany.

Picture taken by Thomas Heinz
Picture taken by Thomas Heinz

It is almost forgotten that in the 20's and 30's of the last century, Germany started to build up defense lines along the western and eastern borders as part of the national homeland security program. One example was a bunker line along the rivers Neckar and Enz reaching from Ebersbach/Odenwald to Vaihingen/Enz over a distance of about 50 miles. Along this line a total of 450 bunkers of different types were built with the main purpose to slow down a possible French invasion. We are happy to offer a bunker history tour in cooperation with the Bissingen Bunker Research Study Group. The tour will give us an interesting insight into how the defense strategy was realized under the restrictions imposed by the Versailles Treaty. During a walk in the outskirts of Bissingen of about 2 hrs we will see the remains of four bunkers overlooking the Enz valley. Then we go by our cars to downtown Bissingen where we will round off our trip with a visit of an intact and fully equipped museum bunker. Please be aware that we will spend most of our time outdoors, so put on your sturdy shoes and warm and waterproof clothing.

Meeting point: Field parking lot not far from the restaurant Schellenhof, Bissingen. GPS coordinates 48.934384, 9.094294

Time to meet: 13:45 hrs; Tour starts at 14:00 hrs.

Cost: Members 3 EUR, Non-members 5 EUR (will be donated to the Bunker Study Group).

After our tour we will warm up again and enjoy dinner in the historic brewery and restaurant Rommelmuehle, Floesserstrasse 69, 74321 Bietigheim-Bissingen. Phone 07142-9938490.