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The Maginot Line in Alsace
Fort Schoenenbourg and casemate Esch - Bulwarks against the German Empire
Friends of the Maginot Line in Elsass (AALMA)
The Maginot Line is a bunker line to defend France, that reaches from the Belgian border to the Mediterranean Sea. It was built mainly between 1929 and 1936 and was supposed to secure the weakened France after World War I against attacks by Germany, Luxembourg, Belgium or Italy.
The Alsace which has been part of territorial disputes between Germany and France since the 17th century was the main focus of the builders of the Maginot Line. The Fort Schoenenbourg and the casemate Esch are today publicly open thanks to the Friends of the Maginot Line in Alsace (AALMA). Discover the interesting history and get insights into the construction and function of the Maginot Line in Alsace, the Eastern corner pillar for the defence of France, with FORTE CULTURA.