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|Webcam view on the Deutsches Eck (German Corner), the confluence of the River Rhine (from left to right in the picture) and River Moselle (from top to bottom). The webcam is provided by the Bundesanstalt für Gewässerkunde (Federal Institution for Hydrology) and placed on the Festung Ehrenbreitstein (Fort Ehrenbreitstein). |
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|What to do on a weekend in Dresden - including Festung Koenigstein, Frauenkirche and others. Content is in German.||11/25/2008||521|
|This German checkpoint of the type Walzkörpersperre was the only acces to the hermetic closed Festung IJmuiden and is one of the last remaining checkpoints of the Atlantikwall.<br>|
Info and fotos - http://www.ww2museums.com/article/5977
|M.K.B. Wijk was one of the coastal batteries of Festung Ijmuiden. There are still a M 473a (Firecontrolpost for 17cm battery) and four 671 (Artillery casemate). Unfortunately they are not accessible.||09/27/2006||575|
|The Germans considered Vlissingen an important town because of the mouth of the Westerschelde that was the entrance to the port of Antwerp. Vlissingen got the status of Verteidigungsbereich. |
Verteidigungsbereich Vlissingen consisted of coastal batteries and anti-aircraft batteries. At the northern edge of the town was a small airfield. At the inland a rather extensive Landfront protecte...
|The Fortress Brod (Festung Brod in German language) is a remarkable monument of the Baroque architecture of the 18th century. In the European history of Baroque fortifications it played significant role as part of the system of fortified towns on the frontier towards Turkish Empire. Prince Eugene of Savoy designed it at the beginning of the 18th century. Although uniform in architecture the For...||11/23/2009||366|
|Peter and Paul Fortress Sankt Petersburg Russia|
Peter und Paul Festung Sankt Petersburg Russland
|Toruń Fortress (Festung Thorn), built from 1872–1894 by the Kingdom of Prussia and located in Toruń (now Poland), is one of the largest fortresses in Central and Eastern Europe. The fortress complex – a chain of forts surrounding the city, as well as numerous smaller fortifications supplementing it – was intended to defend the eastern border of Prussia (with the Russian Empire). Despi...||11/19/2009||608|