The feste of Koenigsmacker one of the three festes (Guentrange, Illange and Koenigsmacker) is carried out by the Germans between 1899 and 1914 to extend the fortifications of Metz to Thionville and the Luxembourg border. Koenigsmacker (end of the right wing of the strengthened area) is the last operational startup and will remain unfinished.
Its principal armament is consisted 4 guns of 10cm under turret.
It is made up of 3 barracks (1230 men), 7 observatories and 10 shelters.
After the war of 1914-1918 and the return of Alsace-Lorraine to France, it is integrated into the Magiot Line: RF of Metz, SF of Thionville.
Tree having pushed in the grids
Crumbling caused by an explosion
Mass of scree by an explosion
Caution! The visit of these places of memory is strictly prohibited. Never to only go there and without adequate material. These places are empty of any weapon or another object in bond with the two world wars. The state of the buildings is variable according to the places; some threaten to crumble and much are flooded.
For the defense of the entry
with the sharp-edged points
2 of the 4 turrets armed with guns of 10cm
Décrotteuse with shoe, in front of each entry
Locate the shelter n°5
Seen from the interior of the shelter
Towards the basement of the shelter
Access to a condemned room?
Chemin de round
di covered way
Entry in the artillery casemates
Infantry in an artillery casemate
Defense close to artillery
Defense close to artillery
Puffed up by an explosion
We have a testimony
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See the target on the photograph
Feste de Koenigsmacker; Slide show carried out starting from photographs of Jean-Claude BECKER, whom we thank warmly. E.R Cima ©2010
0_*; Preferences; 1_*; Introduction; 14_*; Warning; 2_*; Points and barbed wires; 3_*; Bell of observation; 4_*; Ventilation; 5_*; Metal scale; 6_*; Grids; 7_*; Crumbling; 8_*; Frontage; 9_*; Emergency exit; 10_*; gallery of help; 11_*; Emergency exit; 12_*; Tank; 13_*; Entry of quartering; 90_*; Crenel; 15_*; Medical; 16_*; Tensioner with barbed wires; 17_*; Staircase; 18_*; Hangar; 19_*; Entry; 20_*; Carry armor-plated; 21_*; Roast; 22_*; Entry; 23_; Staircase; 24_*; Frontage; 25_*; Entry; 26_*; Entry; 27_*; Turret (artillery); 28_*; Turret; 29_*; Turret; 30_*; Network of barbed wires; 31_*; Mess; 32_*; ? ; 33_*; ? ; 34_*; Décrotteuse; 35_*; Carry; 36_*; Entry; 37_*; Vats; 38_*; Aerator; 39_*; Roast; 40_*; Entry; 41_*; Ventilation; 42_*; Shelter; 43_*; Bell of observation; 44_*; Well; 45_*; Indicator; 46_*; Bell of observation; 47_*; Bell of observation; 48_*; Entry; 49_*; Mess; 50_*; Medical; 51_*; Mess; 52_*; Mess; 53_*; Mess; 54_*; Bell of observation; 55_*; Entry of shelter; 56_*; Interior of shelter; 57_*; Crenel; 58_*; Shelter (ground floor); 59_*; Staircase; 60_*; Staircase; 61_*; Latrines; 62_*; ventilation; 63_*; ? ; 64_*; Boiler; 65_*; ? ; 66_*; Winnow; 67_*; Gallery; 68_*; Gallery; 69_*; Crenel; 70_*; Carry armor-plated; 71_*; Crenel; 72_*; Crenels; 73_*; ? ; 74_*; Electricals appliance; 75_*; Crenels; 76_*; Orders; 77_*; Radiator; 78_*; Crenel; 79_*; Tank; 80_*; Gallery; 81_*; Well; 82_*; External tank; 83_*; Entry; 84_*; Crenel; 85_*; Carry armor-plated; 86_*; Carry armor-plated