Batterie Moltke

Batterie Moltke, St. Ouen: Address, Phone Number, Batterie Moltke Reviews: 4.5/5

Batterie Moltke
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There are few distinguishing landmarks, but look for the signs at the entrance to the track onto Les Landes Common at the top of the steep hill above L'Etacq. This is a restored section of the army battery 'Moltke' which once sprawled across the headland. On permanent exterior display is one of the original 15.5cm K418(f) French field guns from the battery, initially pushed over the nearby cliffs
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Yvonne a
Norwich, UK579 contributions
Windswept headland
Jul 2021
Stunning views out to sea.

Several gun emplacements on the clifftops with an observation and direction tower at one end. Well worth a visit.

Unfortunately, when we visited the museum was closed.
Written 14 July 2021
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Karen C
Oxfordshire, UK54 contributions
Piece of the Island’s history
Aug 2020
A must for those who are interested in the history of Jersey during WW2. Worth a quick stop, Not masses to see but has to be done if you are a true history buff!
Written 29 August 2020
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ozzy515
Trowbridge, UK167 contributions
Surprising find
Jan 2020
Visited this whilst exploring Grosnez which is one of the most beautiful headlands in Europe.unfortunately it was not open as being winter nothing much is open on Jersey.interesting however to walk round the gun emplacements and watch the ever changing sky ,hope to return when it’s open.
Written 3 February 2020
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MJK
Coventry827 contributions
Strong point of German WWII defence system
Oct 2019
This place is interesting for any military enthusiast but it also offers great views of the West Coast of Jersey and other Channel Islands. The Moltke battery is a combination of bunkers and artillery stands for heavy guns - to fully assess its role in the defence system built by the Germans on the west coast of Jersey, you should also visit another strongoint: ​​Corbiere, at the southern tip of the bay.
Each of these points had a dozen or so heavy cannons towering over the entire beach between them, as well as own artillery tower to coordinate the fire (an impressive reinforced concrete structure - it's worth going there, as it's only about 15-20 minutes of walk, along the cliff path). And if we add to this numerous bunkers that are located over the long beach, between these points it is not difficult to conclude that abandoning the invasion of the island of Jersey was a good decision that saved the lives of many Allied soldiers, even if the inhabitants were occupied until the very end of the war .
Unfortunately, we visited this place after the season, so everything could only be seen from the outside only but it was still a delight for a military lover and an interesting for engineer, because like other bunkers built by the Germans on Jersey, the structures that make up the Moltke battery, they are very solid and will probably remain part of the local landscape for hundreds of years.
Written 11 November 2019
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ConvertedPoms
UK321 contributions
Only saw exhibits above ground.
Sep 2019
We found this gun battery by accident really; just spotted the sign post at the end of the road.

When we got to the site we frankly thought there wasn’t much to see, other than a large gun, some concrete emplacements, and that was it.

Clearly, having read the revues on here there is far more to see, and we were there when all was closed.

We did wonder why there was CCTV at the side passage where the gun is. Now we know.

Would love to go back when it is open.
Written 20 September 2019
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Joanne Burgar
Sheffield, UK22 contributions
Informative Installation.
Aug 2019
Well worth a visit and only a couple of pounds admission, to get opening times email Channel Islands Occupation Soc.(CIOS) very nice Lady called Julie will give you all the gen. I've visited numerous times and always come back for another visit! there have been some upgrades which is always nice to see when you understand funds are self generated. The underground passages are great gives you the atmosphere to imagine what the German Artillery men had to endure. Up top walk to the MP tower (20 mins) explore the ruins of buried bunkers and Freya & Seetakt radar installations and searchlight bunkers too. All in all a good few hours of exploring to be had enjoy and don't forget to drop a bit of cash in the donations box-every little helps.
Written 28 August 2019
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Bob G
London, UK87 contributions
Worth a visit
Aug 2019
I stumbled across this battery while riding a bike round the island
Again a reminder on how heavily fortified the Germans made the islands , great views out to sea and to Corbiere lighthouse , enjoy
Written 3 August 2019
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Stevew07
Christchurch, UK431 contributions
Another very interesting relic from the occupation with great views
Jul 2019 • Couples
We have not visited this battery before so it is another interesting piece in the jigsaw of the German defences from the period of occupation.
Some great views along the cliffs and over 5 mile bay.

Well worth the visit.
Written 7 July 2019
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Andy S
19 contributions
Insight into German Military Defences
Jun 2019 • Couples
Covering a wide area, again a cost-free visit where you could wander at your leisure through some of the German Gun Emplacements - Worth a visit
Written 12 June 2019
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CrumpySeaford
Seaford, UK735 contributions
Interesting
May 2019 • Couples
Interesting but a stark reminder of how things were back during the war. The whole coast is heavily fortified with concrete bunkers, gun emplacements etc.
A walk along the coastal cliff tops is nice. For bird lovers I saw a Peregrine Falcon and a Dartford Warbler around here.
Written 27 May 2019
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