Today, we visited two Maginot sites and a pretty run-down industrial site
Abri du Bois de Klang
First, we visited the
Abri du Bois de Klang, a small bunker for around
100 people. Like at many other Maginot sites, the bridge leading to the
entrance has been demolished when the site was disused, but some explorers
(or maybe copper thiefs) built a makeshift bridge from trees - a fragile,
but somehow viable way to enter the site.
The dormitories feature some paintings (fresks) depicting a view out of a
window, because by the nature of the accomodation, that's what was missing
most for the soldiers spending weeks and months below ground.
The corridors are partially under water, and one of the stair cases had
turned into a waterfall due to melting snow. We managed to keep our feet
dry although we did not use rubber boots.
Atelier de Bouzonville
The industrial site we visited in the afternoon was a pretty run-down one,
consisting of a big hall, a power station and something that looks like an
We were looking for a geocache here, which was a fun adventure, but not very
exciting urbex-wise. Niklas chose to chill out on top of a toilet chamber.
Petit ouvrage de Berenbach
Our last visit was to the
Petit ouvrage de Berenbach. The unique attribute
about this site is that it was never finished - an unfinished building from
the 1930s! One of the blocks was discontinued when the staircase was
drilled, but before adding any stairs; the second one has stairs, but those
were also discontinued (leaving out the handrails) hald way down. Going
down there was probably the most spooky adventure today.