Atlantikwall

ATLANTIKWALL RAVERSYDE is closed for the winter season until 11 March 2023

By annual tradition, we use the winter period to prepare everything for the following year. A site such as ATLANTIKWALL RAVERSYDE require a lot of maintenance.
In the meantime the activities and exhibitions for the coming year are being finalized.

The park in the provincial domain Atlantikwall Raversyde is accessible all year round.

Come and walk through two world wars.

Accessibility:
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:
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.

Walk along a selection of bunkers of the Aachen Battery (WW I) and the Saltzwedel-neu Battery (WW II). 

The ATLANTIKWALL in Raversyde is one of the best-preserved remains of the German defensive line, with more than sixty bunkers, open-air and underground passageways, observation posts and artillery positions.

In the entrance area you can view several restored collection items, including an Enigma encryption machine. You’ll also learn more about the Atlantikwall and the coastal war.

Enigma

This unique bunker complex from the First World War is located in an area of undulating dunes with a view of the sea.The battery has undergone extensive and thorough restoration and renovation. Immerse yourself in the fascinating history of daily life in the coastal battery and on the occupied coast. Learn about the mysterious war at sea and the coastal defences from images, animations, models and a 3D reconstruction. And for a touch of culture, discover the ‘Green Chequered House’ by artist Lily Van der Stokker (Beaufort). She has drawn inspiration from Prince Charles’ artistic past and the camouflage techniques used on ships, and seeks to bring a touch of femininity to what she regards as a masculine site.

The Saltzwedel-neu Battery is a textbook example of the Atlantikwall. Its fine state of preservation makes it one of Europe’s most important museums of defensive works.