Museumsbunker Düppenweiler

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Location: Dieffler Straße, Düppenweiler.
A8 exit 12 Nalbach, B269 towards Lebach/Nalbach 7.7 km, turn left to Piesbach, Hauptstraße, from the centre of Litermontstraße 3.5 km, in Düppenweiler turn left towards Dillingen.
A8 exit 6 Merzig, direction Merzig 250 m, after the bridge turn left onto L174 direction Beckingen 8 km, turn left to Beckingen 1 km, at the roundabout turn left to Düppenweiler, follow main road direction Dillingen.
(49.4093355, 6.7638500)
Open: After appointment.
Fee: free.
Classification: SubterraneaWorld War II Bunker TopicWestwall
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System
Guided tours: D=60 min.
Photography: allowed
Accessibility: no
Address: Karl-Rudi Wilhelm, Dieffler Straße, 66701 Düppenweiler, Tel: +49-6832-7253.
Tourismus Zentrale Saarland GmbH, Tel: +49-681-927200. E-mail:
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1992 Bunker restored by the Kultur- und Heimatverein Düppenweiler (Düppenweiler culture and heritage association).


The Museumsbunker Düppenweiler (Düppenweiler museum bunker) was built as part of the Westwall and is of the Regelwerk 10 a type. It has two crew rooms and a gun room. A special feature is the thickly covered slope defence to the east. The collection includes photos and sketches of the Westwall and the Westwall bunker, contemporary equipment and items belonging to a bunker crew.

Collector Ronny Zipko has lovingly furnished the bunker with countless original artefacts. The bunker museum is run by the Historisches Kupferbergwerk Düppenweiler-Verein für Geschichte und Kultur e.V. non-profit association. The association runs a show mine at the other end of the village. The second chairman, Karl-Rudi Wilhelm, is responsible for the Westwall bunker. There are no regular opening hours, but guided tours are offered by appointment. In addition, several so-called open days are organized every year. Admission is actually free, but a minimal fee is now charged to at least cover expenses such as electricity.