Immerhof

Ouvrage A10 de l'Immerhof. Source : http://www.ligne-maginot.org

The only completely open-air fort to have been constructed on the Line, it forms part of the fortified Thionville sector.

Constructed between 1930 and 1935, the Immerhof is situated within the limits of the town of Hettange-Grande, 7 km to the north of Thionville. The only completely open-air fort to have been constructed on the Line, it forms part of the fortified Thionville sector, in the Fortified Region of Metz, the most powerful part of the Maginot system. It was named A10, "the Tiburce", in reference to Saint Tiburtius and also Immerhof after the name of a nearby farm. In addition to its purpose of providing fire cover with its two neighbours, Molvange and Soetrich, its role was to protect the Hettange to Grande Dudelange road and the Thionville to Luxembourg railway line. It is a fort built in four blocks, including two machine gun towers, a mixed block with infantry casemate and an 81 mm mortar tower and entrance block. At the fort's core are the living quarters required for the 198 strong company to resist a siege of up to three months: kitchen, infirmary and bedrooms etc. Its armaments consisted of two machine gun towers, Blocks 2 and 3, and an 81 mm tower, as well as an infantry casemate. It could accommodate 200 men.

Ouvrage A10 Immerhof Association "Le Tiburce" 5, rue des Sorbiers 57330 Hettange-Grande Contacts Chairman of the association sapeur@neuf.fr Webmaster of the site and member of the association richardjm@neuf.fr The fort can be visited from April to November with groups welcome all year round. Charges Individuals Adults 3.50 € Children (up to 14 years old) 1.50 € Groups (more than 10 people) Adults 3 € School groups 1.50 € Free for ex-servicemen

  • The Immerhof. Source: www.immerhof.fr.st

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    Practical information

    Address

    57330
    Hettange-Grande

    Prices

    Tarifs individuels Adultes 3.50 € Enfants (jusqu'à 14 ans) 1.50 € Tarifs groupe (+10 personnes) Adultes 3 € Scolaire 1.50 € Gratuit pour les anciens combattants

    Weekly opening hours

    Ouvert d'avril à novembre et pour les groupes toute l'année.