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Panzersperre

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Recommended by 659 out of 669 mountain bikers

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  • Holger S.

    The anti-tank barrier at Plamort is part of the Vallo Alpino (Alpine wall). The fortification line was built between the 1920s and 1942, but was never fully completed. It was supposed to secure the border regions to France, Yugoslavia, Switzerland and also the future ally - the German Reich. The relationship between the two fascist states of Mussolini and Hitler was not based on close trust. For this reason, the construction of the border fortifications of the Alpenwall in South Tyrol was pushed forward between 1938 and 1942. This also includes the facility on the Reschenpass and Plamort.Construction was not ordered until October 4, 1942, after Hitler announced to his friend Mussolini at the Brenner train station that he would respect the borders of South Tyrol and that it would remain Italian. In 1943 Mussolini was deposed and an armistice against the Allies was declared. After the subsequent declaration of war on the German Reich, the Wehrmacht invaded South Tyrol. The fully functional system consisting of anti-tank barriers, bunkers, roads for supplies and command posts at Plamort was handed over without a fight.Incidentally, the concrete pillars with the martial-looking steel spikes inside are made of larch wood piles that were sunk into the concrete and then sheathed with it.A support association offers interested visitors guided tours through the labyrinths of military installations and the museum in the Etschquelle bunker No. 20.
    Information is available here: vinschgau.net/de/service-info/aktuelles/alle-veranstaltungen.html?eventid=d4deff3b2b624c489b97884f29bb294d

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    • February 17, 2021

  • Björn

    It is a historic place that is really worth seeing.

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    • February 1, 2018

  • H-D

    Landscape and history, if not beautiful

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    • July 27, 2018

  • Ida Bogø

    "Plamort Plateau is a high moorland in the border area of Austria and Italy near the Reschenpass." The Plamortboden was part of the Vallo Alpino during the Second World War and was supposed to protect fascist Italy between 1938 and 1943 from a potential invasion by the National Socialist Greater German Reich.
    Because of its strategically important position, the Plamort Plateau on the border between Austria and Italy during the Second World War was of great importance, especially for Italy. The construction of a fortification started in 1938 and was almost completed in the same year. The possible transfer to Italy was secured with a large main bunker, which was equipped with anti-tank guns and a few smaller side bunkers with machine gun stands and team rooms. In the center of the plant is a 500 -meter-long anti-tank device, which extends almost over the entire plain. This was built with larch wood piles, which are between a half and a meter high and were embedded in a concrete foundation. In addition, the piles were coated with concrete and also got a tip made of metal. The entire tank barrier was secured with barbed wire and a moat. "Source Wikipedia en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plamort

    The area is often used by mountain bikers, why, the photos are partly impressive again.

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    • October 26, 2017

  • Marc

    Unique and good orientation to get to the Stieralm

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    • October 1, 2018

  • timm

    Built larch wood piles, which are between half a meter and one meter high and embedded in a concrete foundation

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    • August 7, 2019

  • nkaputnik

    Impressive history lessons. We had fun up there, but our perpetrators were at war

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    • August 3, 2018

  • Wolfgang

    Historically, this is worth seeing.

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    • August 14, 2018

  • # need for speed 💨👍

    you just have to see, nice trail 👀

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    • July 22, 2019

  • Jens M.

    A wary Transalp Hotspot, historical monument or relic, shortly after the anti-tank bans photo shoot with a view of the Reschensee

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    • September 2, 2019

  • robam

    Fantastic and scary spectacle up here!

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    • January 31, 2020

  • Sebastian Gliem

    Impressive historical stop at an Alpine Cross (followed by Reschenseeblick).

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    • March 28, 2018

  • Sebastian

    Very cool photo location, a side trip is a MUST.

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    • June 26, 2018

  • timm

    Trails with a historical background

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    • September 2, 2019

  • Timo

    Since I can only agree with the previous speakers, find this place very interesting and rich in history!

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    • September 10, 2019

  • Emil

    Plamort is actually only a very small part of this excellent biking area. Whether racing bike, MTB or Enduro, there is something for all cycling enthusiasts. I go there several times a year, just great

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    • September 23, 2019

  • Iris Meyerhöfer

    I was totally thrilled ... absolutely rewarding detour

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    • September 3, 2019

  • Dirk

    I wonder what tank was up there then.

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    • September 5, 2019

  • 〽️ 🔆Wolle 🌎🇩🇪

    A dream of the view should be enjoyed on the Reschensee 〽️🤘MTB Trail is also super exposed to nature is great fun 😎

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    • August 22, 2020

  • Rob

    History, view and trails are just beautiful!

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    • June 23, 2021

  • Magnacus

    Imposing relic from the war

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    • September 1, 2019

  • timm

    A historic reward for the beautiful trails

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    • August 3, 2019

  • timm

    historic corner from the 2nd World War

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    • August 5, 2019

  • timm

    Moorig historical plateau, hiking and mtb

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    • August 7, 2019


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