Bunker 139 / 140

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Recommended by 138 out of 145 hikers


  • Kai

    Currently also closed in summer (as of July 2018).

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    • August 2, 2018

  • HeJi

    During the Second World War, the Buhlert was part of the highly contested northern Eifel, for example, during the Battle of Hürtgenwald, the scene of defense of the Wehrmacht against the attacking US Army. Even today, trenches, bomb craters, bunkers and excavated finds are evidence of the heavy fighting.
    Also over the Buhlert stretched the Westwall with its bunkers, of which today still some are well preserved and safely accessible. The remaining bunkers are the group shelters 131 and 132 built in the course of the Limes program, the double group stand 139/140, the MG bunker 135 and a bunker for water supply. The latter is still in operation today and is used in exercises by the volunteer fire department. There is also a small water reservoir for the nearby Reichsarbeitsdienst camp right next to the car park on the L 246.
    During the construction work to build the bunkers, a "bunker road" was built to provide the construction sites with the necessary material. The road is still preserved today as a paved forest road. For the work of the Reich Labor Service was responsible, whose camp was 7/315 on the site of today's Wandererparkplatzes on the L 246th Of these, no remains are recognizable today.

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    • January 29, 2017

  • Gerd

    The bunkers are allowed because of the bats from 1.10. - 31.3. not to be entered.

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    • March 18, 2017

  • TomCook

    Also an old bunker made of concrete and steel, from the west wall. Nature struggles and brings back a lot. Please note the rest periods of bats, which usually live in the dark interior.

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    • April 16, 2018

  • TomCook

    Here in the Hürtgenwald there is the possibility to visit several old broken bunkers made of concrete & steel. Please note the rest periods of bats.
    If you are interested, you have the opportunity to visit a Hürtgenwaldmuseum.

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    • April 16, 2018

  • Peter_H_65 🐻

    The bunker 139/140 is a double-group shelter with combat area of control type 11. The bunker is 8.80 x 16.10 m and was occupied by 27 men.

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    • March 31, 2019

  • HerrBertAC


    • April 1, 2016

  • JuleWandert

    The bunker interiors should in the period from 01.10. until 31.03. not to be entered. The wintering bats should not be disturbed.

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    • November 28, 2016

  • Alex Bender

    Old bunkers from the second world war which one can even enter from April to the end of September.

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    • April 24, 2017

  • Yvonne

    Nature has recovered a lot .. the bunker is barely visible from the path. Only the trail really helps there

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    • October 8, 2017

  • Yvonne

    Bunker 139/140 is a bit hidden, only the trail tells him. The bunker is in great condition. Please note the rest periods of bats.

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    • October 11, 2017

  • Yvonne

    Bunker 139/140 is a bit hidden, only the trail tells him. The bunker is in great condition

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    • October 11, 2017

  • Krissy

    the biggest bunker of the hike. Bunker 139/40 by Regelbauwerk 11. He is very hidden. Go behind the wooden bench in the narrow way and keep your left (not up, then you stand on it). The bunker is not accessible.

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    • September 27, 2019

  • HerrBertAC

    Please pay attention to the bat times!

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    • January 2, 2020

  • Monika + Wolfgang

    Bunker 139/140 from WW2. One of 5 surviving bunkers from the west wall at the battle in the Hürtgenwald.

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    • January 27, 2020

  • Sascha's Wanderblog

    A large bunker on the west wall. Please note the bat times

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    • March 28, 2020

  • Jörg

    Well-preserved bunker

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    • March 28, 2020

  • Oliver🌍

    The bunkers are temporarily closed to protect bats

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    • April 21, 2020

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