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The battery itself is very impressive. Even more, the guns are still intact and point towards the beach. Very surreal to be beside them and imagine them firing shells. Very much worth a visit, plus no admission charge!
When visiting along the landing beaches you will soon find (if you did not know before) that the Germans build this big Atlantic wall with lots of bunkers in different sizes with a certain distance from each other. Close to Omaha beach you for example...More
The visit is completely free. You can park the car and walk for 500 meters to see 5 perfectly conserved bunkers: the German defensive battery that was part of the Atlantic Wall. In 4 out of the 5 bunkers, there are remains of the German...More
Well, well worth the visit and give yourself plenty of time to stroll around and take in the ambiance and history!!!!!
Guns are in various states of destruction as they were when the Germans surrendered those positions, which I found very interesting.
Well kept grounds,...More
Plan your trip- and participate in the tour offered. It is well worth the money!!
We were fortunate enough to have an amazing tour of the battery that is offered through the tourism office (which is located at the German Battery). The tour guide was...More
- This is the place must visited to see German engineering to protect big guns from bombardment from air and ships.
- Even after 75 years of war; you'll be amazed to see quality of bunkers' construction and anti ship guns mostly in good shapes....More
As I am a history buff I had to go to these German 7 inch guns! In person it is much more stunning because you are there with the history. Not only are there guns but also bunkers and AA platforms. I would recommend this...More
The battery is a very well preserved piece of history. Immaculately maintained, free and extensive. The only thing it lacked was information points, although maybe more info is available at the tourist info centre. The guns are real, the bunkers mainly intact and setting beautiful....More
We visited here as part of a tour group but it is free to go on your own. There are four big gun positions here - three with the canons in place. You can climb on, go in and explore at your own pace.
it was free when I went. The only charges are museums and there is a 360 degree theatre near arromanches which you have to pay for. At Merville there is a battery which is nearly in tact and there is an entrance fee for... More
it was free when I went. The only charges are museums and there is a 360 degree theatre near arromanches which you have to pay for. At Merville there is a battery which is nearly in tact and there is an entrance fee for that. I didn't go in because it was closed otherwise it looked like a very good visit.
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