Belfort De Vossenberg

This can still be clearly seen from the six bunkers next to the tower, also known as casemates, and which are part of the Peelraamstelling. A path leads from the tower, which not only formed the escape route from Meijel to Brabant, but was also essential for peat extraction in the Peel. Explore and discover the history behind this special part of the Peel.

S Casemate

Hidden between the plants are the casemates belonging to the S-series. Because of their shape, they are also called porcupines or spiders' heads. Enter and experience how the soldiers took cover here and with their machine guns also protected the adjacent casemates against the enemy.

Climb and experience! The belfry

Climb the tower and travel…

This can still be clearly seen from the six bunkers next to the tower, also known as casemates, and which are part of the Peelraamstelling. A path leads from the tower, which not only formed the escape route from Meijel to Brabant, but was also essential for peat extraction in the Peel. Explore and discover the history behind this special part of the Peel.

S Casemate

Hidden between the plants are the casemates belonging to the S-series. Because of their shape, they are also called porcupines or spiders' heads. Enter and experience how the soldiers took cover here and with their machine guns also protected the adjacent casemates against the enemy.

Climb and experience! The belfry

Climb the tower and travel through the four different themes that characterize the area around it: peat extraction, nature, war and art. As you climb, feel the peasants plowing the peat on the tenth and eleventh lanes. Experience the nature of the Peel and its more than two hundred bird species, and experience the 'Aktion im Moor' at a height of 22 meters. Climbing the Belfry is the literal highlight of the visit for everyone in the Peel, and far beyond.

The G Casemate is square with rounded corners, very few were built. It was hit hard in the war but not by enemy fire. However; the parts that are still standing tell a shocking story together. Marvel at the fascinating history of this ruin and discover at what cost the country was defended with might and main. Be warned, the stories are intense.

B casemate

This type of casemate is more expensive but safer, because they were protected at the front by a 'nose'. Read the stories of this casemate, find out exactly what that nose was for and how heavy machine guns tried to protect this place until the end of the battle.

B casemate

This type of casemate is more expensive but safer, because they were protected at the front by a 'nose'. Read the stories of this casemate, find out exactly what that nose was for and how heavy machine guns tried to protect this place until the end of the battle.

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De Vossenberg
6035 RB Meijel
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