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Gros Ouvrage Maginot du Hackenberg

61 B Grande rue, 57920 Veckring, France
+33 6 70 59 34 38
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Highly recommend the tour, (especially if yo7 don’t read French) which is available in different... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
critic119
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Pennsylvania
Literally, and figuratively, cool!

If you're in the area this is definitely a must-see! The fortress of hackenberg is humongous and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sebastian K
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Ghent, Belgium
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“english tour” (15 reviews)
“maginot line” (53 reviews)
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Hours Today: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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61 B Grande rue, 57920 Veckring, France
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+33 6 70 59 34 38
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly recommend the tour, (especially if yo7 don’t read French) which is available in different languages through the day. Just wandering around you would miss a lot of history and information about what you are seeing. Take a sweater or jacket, it is cool underground....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're in the area this is definitely a must-see! The fortress of hackenberg is humongous and truly awe inspiring. The staff and guides were informative and friendly and is very reasonably priced! Definitely bring warm clothes!

Thank Sebastian K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The tour, during which you can see both the interior and exterior of this impressive fortress of the Maginot line, took about 2.5-3 hours, partly by foot, partly by (authentic) train. The fortress is remarkably intact, including the operation system of the large gunstig, and...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The guide was very clear in its explanations. Very interesting. Bring warm cloths because it s about 15degrees inside and very humid

Thank Almeida J
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Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

If you have the chance, you should absolutely invest a few hours of your day on this fascinating tour of the Hackenberg fort. Our guide, Paul, knows everything there is to know about the fort, its surroundings, and the Maginot line in general. At the...More

1  Thank Mira P
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Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

Our Guide Paul made this a truly memorable experience. Paul and a dedicated group of volunteers have done a wonderful job here. The fort is huge. The two and a half hours guided tour were amazing. I cannot rate this experience highly enough.

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Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

This Fort was built close to the German Boarder, a underground working system all automated with underground electric railway system, used for transporting shells, food along Maginot Line. The museum shows the life of the French soldiers underground, with railway still in working order you...More

Thank Michael D
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Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

Very interesting 2.5 hour tour of the Maginot line including a train ride. Paul our guide was an English native speaker - very knowledgeable and friendly!

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Reviewed 4 June 2018

Our guide Paul was very knowledgeable, keeping everyone entertained with facts and curiosities surrounding the Maginot Line and Hackenberg. If you enjoy your WWII history, I highly recommend you check this place out.

1  Thank Pedro J
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Reviewed 17 May 2018

16 april maginot tour great trip went to 6 forts i think lot to take in would recommend long days local guides in forts great rep not up to much great driver and helper 3 nights in thionville ibis ok clean specials menue about 15...More

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From their webpage: Du 14 novembre 2016 à fin mars 2017, départs les samedis et mercredis, horaire unique à 14h précise So Saturday December 31st might be possible. You need to call first to be sure. One tour organized... More
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27 November 2016|
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We try to offer an English tour every day that the fort is open, although on a very few occasions off-season then there may not be an English-speaking guide. In this case some explanatory sheets are provided to accompany... More
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Hello, As one of the English guides I can confirm that travel from Strasbourg is easiest by car. You could get a train and then a taxi but it is probably time-consuming and expensive. If you do decide to rent a car and come... More
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