Switzerland 2019 - Bunkers

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Switzerland. Canton Aargau. Fort Reuenthal is a 20th-century Swiss fortification located near the Swiss border with Germany. Built between 1937 and 1939, the fort overlooks the Rhine  and was intended to prevent a crossing of the Rhine at the hydroelectric plant at Dogern. It was a component of the Swiss Border Line of defenses. It was armed with two artillery blocks for 75mm guns and two machine gun blocks. Deactivated as a military post in 1988, it is operated as a museum. Visitors by main gallery. The 210 m tunnel has tracks for a heavy equipment transport car. The floor panels cover electrical lines, water, air and sewage pipes. On the wall, a soldier with helmet implies silence with a gesture on the lips and written germans words: "Who cannot remain silent harms the homeland". 5.02.2019 © 2019 Didier Ruef