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FORT CASSO - OUVRAGE DE LA LIGNE MAGINOT

  •  : English
  •  : German
  • Pets welcome : YES
  • Sites de mémoire
  • Location : In a Regional Country Park
Tourist site around the theme of History, Military interest in ROHRBACH LES BITCHE, classified in the list of historic monuments

6,000 m3 of concrete and 500 tonnes of steel were used in construction of the fortification which overlooked the Rohrbach Plateau. The fortification had three surface-level blocks as well as a small-scale town buried some 25 metres below the clay-soil. The 1,796 soldiers and workers benefitted from the comfort of modern kitchens, an electric power station, an effective ventilation system and barracks. The fortification was able to provide for two months thanks to its reserves, but history would decide otherwise. In May 1940, the Nord was the stage of bloody violence, and on 15 June the Germans made a breakthrough in the Sarra. From 20 June the German army circled the fortification and launched two assaults against Block II. The assault was repelled thanks to the Simershof artillery. The fortification, although remaining unconquered, would cease fighting following a governmental decree after signature of the armistice.
Prices
Adult full rate : 7 €, Discounted price : 6 €, Child : 3 €
Children friendly
Free for children under 5
Amenities
Bar / Tearoom, Toilets
Services
Shop
From 04/07/2020 To 20/08/2020 every Sunday from 16h00 to 18h00
From 04/07/2020 To 28/08/2020
Monday : from 10h00 to 12h00 / from 15h00 to 17h00
Tuesday : from 10h00 to 12h00 / from 15h00 to 17h00
Wednesday : from 10h00 to 12h00 / from 15h00 to 17h00
Thursday : from 10h00 to 12h00 / from 15h00 to 17h00
Friday : from 10h00 to 12h00 / from 15h00 to 17h00
From 04/07/2020 To 14/11/2020 every Saturday from 15h00 to 17h00
From 04/07/2020 To 27/12/2020 every Sunday from 15h00 to 17h00
From 29/08/2020 To 13/11/2020
Monday : from 15h00 to 17h00
Tuesday : from 15h00 to 17h00
Wednesday : from 15h00 to 17h00
Thursday : from 15h00 to 17h00
Friday : from 15h00 to 17h00

Information & Bookings

ASSOCIATION FORT-CASSO
Monsieur Frédéric Dall'Omo

1 rue chanoine Châtelain
57410 ROHRBACH LES BITCHE
03 87 02 70 41
http://www.fortcasso-maginot.com