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Westwall Aachen

Westwall Aachen

Traces of the Westwall in Brander Wald

In the run-up to the Second World War, Adolf Hitler ordered the construction of a defense line in the west of the country, the so-called West Wall. You will still find hundreds of meters of tank barriers in Aachen, Germany.

Hundreds of concrete shark teeth mark the Westwall in Aachen's Brander Wald. The barrier was supposed to make it impossible for enemy tanks to roll into Germany.

The defense line was 630 kilometers long and had 260 anti-tank barriers. Except for the Brander Wald, almost all of them were demolished after the Second World War.

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