Bayernwald is situated 40 metres above sea level and was therefore of strategic and military importance during the war. Hills and high ground allowed better observation of your opponent's positions. This made it possible to direct the fire of your artillery more accurately. it was also easier to defend your own trenches, since your enemy always had to attack uphill. This explains why French and Bavarian troops fought so hard in November 1914 to capture this site. The Germans were victorious, and renamed the locality Bayernwald. Between November 1914 and the summer of 1917, they converted the site into a near-impregnable fortress. What is left today is about 10% of the 1917 defences.
The site can be visited since 2004 (see further on this page for the entrance tickets):
Attention: tickets are not availabla at the location!
Open daily from 0900 until 1800.
vrij 17/08, vrij 24/08, vrij 31/08, zat 15/09, zat 22/09, zat 29/09, zat 27/10, zat 10/11, zat 1/12, zat 8/12, zat 22/12, di 25/12, woe 26/12, di 1/01/19, woe 2/01/19 en zat 5/01/19
A guided visit at the trenches can be asked to email@example.com
|Extra information||€2,50 pp for teachers If teachers accompany a school group, they have free entrance.|
|Group: min. 20 Persons||€ 2,50 per person|