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Hiking in the surroundings

Rheintaler Höhenweg
Rheintaler Höhenweg
Stage 1, Rorschach–Berneck
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Cycling in the surroundings

Lakes Route
Lakes Route
Stage 10, Buchs (SG)–Rorschach
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Herzroute
Herzroute
Stage 13, Altstätten–Rorschach
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Bodensee-Radweg
Bodensee-Radweg
Stage 4, Bregenz–Romanshorn
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Alpine Panorama Route
Alpine Panorama Route
Stage 1, St. Margrethen–Appenzell
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Rhine Route
Rhine Route
Stage 4, Buchs (SG)–St. Margrethen
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Rhine Route
Rhine Route
Stage 5, St. Margrethen–Kreuzlingen
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Appenzeller Route
Appenzeller Route
Stage 2, Gais–St. Gallen
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St. Margrethen
Heldsberg fortress museum

Heldsberg fortress museum

Located between St. Margrethen and Au, the former artillery fortress that is now the Heldsberg fortress museum makes for an exciting and informative trip into the recent past for anyone with an interest with its extensive and complete collection.
The Heldsberg fortress is built into a rocky foothill between the villages of St. Margrethen and Au in the Rhine valley. Directly above the border river that is the Rhine, you can find Lustenau, the attractive village in Vorarlberg (A).

The Heldsberg artillery and casemate facility was planned in 1938 after Germany annexed the neighbouring country of Austria on 12 March 1938. The fortress’s role was to prevent a crossing over the Rhine border river between Montlingen and Lake Constance and to disrupt any movements across the lake from the Lindau area, thus defending Switzerland from an invasion.
Located between St. Margrethen and Au, the former artillery fortress that is now the Heldsberg fortress museum makes for an exciting and informative trip into the recent past for anyone with an interest with its extensive and complete collection.
The Heldsberg fortress is built into a rocky foothill between the villages of St. Margrethen and Au in the Rhine valley. Directly above the border river that is the Rhine, you can find Lustenau, the attractive village in Vorarlberg (A).

The Heldsberg artillery and casemate facility was planned in 1938 after Germany annexed the neighbouring country of Austria on 12 March 1938. The fortress’s role was to prevent a crossing over the Rhine border river between Montlingen and Lake Constance and to disrupt any movements across the lake from the Lindau area, thus defending Switzerland from an invasion.

Heldsberg fortress museum

Adresse

Festungsmuseum Heldsberg
Obere Heldsbergstrasse 5
9430 St. Margrethen
Tel. +41 (0)71 733 40 31
info@festung.ch
www.festung.ch

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St. Margrethen
St. Margrethen
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Hiking in the surroundings

Rheintaler Höhenweg
Rheintaler Höhenweg
Stage 1, Rorschach–Berneck
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Cycling in the surroundings

Lakes Route
Lakes Route
Stage 10, Buchs (SG)–Rorschach
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Herzroute
Herzroute
Stage 13, Altstätten–Rorschach
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Bodensee-Radweg
Bodensee-Radweg
Stage 4, Bregenz–Romanshorn
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Alpine Panorama Route
Alpine Panorama Route
Stage 1, St. Margrethen–Appenzell
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Rhine Route
Rhine Route
Stage 4, Buchs (SG)–St. Margrethen
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Rhine Route
Rhine Route
Stage 5, St. Margrethen–Kreuzlingen
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Appenzeller Route
Appenzeller Route
Stage 2, Gais–St. Gallen
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