ATLANTIKWALL RAVERSYDE is open from 11 March to 12 November 2023
The park in the provincial domain Atlantikwall Raversyde is accessible all year round
The Aachen Battery (WW I) is accessible in a wheelchair. Bring a baby carrier for Battery Saltzwedel-neu (WW II) or ask for one at the counter.
Dogs are not allowed to Atlantikwall Raversyde, with the exception of guide dogs. In the park of the provincial domain Atlantikwall Raversyde one can walk with the dog on a leash, there is also a walking meadow.
A WALK TROUGH BOTH WORLD WARS
The over 60 bunkers, observation posts and artillery positions and the open or subterranean corridors consitute one of the best preserved parts of the infamous German Atlantikwall. This defence line was built during the Second World War (Battery Saltzwedel-neu). At Atlantikwall Raversyde you can find the only preserved German coastal battery dating from the First World War, the Aachen Battery. This unique bunker complex dating from the First World War is located in a hilly dune area overlooking the sea and was awarded a European Heritage Award in 2022.
The photo exhibition ‘Atlantic Wall’ by Stephan Vanfleteren belongs to the permanent collection on the site. You can admire his beautiful photographic images.
Be sure to also pick up the 75-meter-long coastal panorama, with razor-sharp photos from 1945.