Discover the military history in the Trentse Bossen

Hiking in Zeeland, North Brabant, The Netherlands

Hiking route 971140

Provided by: VVV Noordoost Brabant

4958 254
14.1 km
03:31 h
800 kcal
27 m
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Description

The Trentse Bossen are bursting with interesting stories from the past. Take this route and get a taste of history. Along the way you will come across several sights that are worth a visit.

A historic bunker
You start your walk on the edge of the hamlet't Oventje in the Brabant town of Zeeland. Here you will discover the impressive story behind the storm disaster of 1925. You will soon find yourself in the Trentse Bossen, where the history of the Second World War and the Cold War can still be felt and visible. For example, take a look at'Command bunker 221\\\' or Bunker Zeeland. This bunker was built during the Cold War for Volkel Air Base, which is a stone's throw away. A little further on you will find the Trentse Bossen shooting range.

On the way on the track
On the second part of your route you follow the German Line, an old railway line that was part of the connection between London and Berlin. During your walk you will also come across the'mariniersperron\\\'. The NS built this platform in 1948 for the marines who had to come to Volkel. Via this road you walk back to the point where you started your route.

Volkel Air Base
You can see Volkel Air Base from the walking path over the German Line. This base was built by the Germans in World War II and bombed and taken over by the Allies in 1944. In 2018, bomb craters from these air raids can still be seen in the Trentse Bossen.

Do you want to delve further into history? All background stories for this walk can be found at www.vvvlanderd.nl
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Directions

# Description Distance
Parkeren (Eeterij D'n Oven, 5411NP, Zeeland, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
70
70 (5411NR, Zeeland, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 0.05 km
71
71 (Achter-Oventje, 5411NN, Zeeland, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 0.32 km
74
74 (Achter-Oventje, 5411NM, Zeeland, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 0.52 km
81
81 (Trentsedijk, 5411NJ, Zeeland, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 1.85 km
Bunker Zeeland (5411ND, Zeeland, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 2.33 km

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  • Zeeland, North Brabant
  • Uden, North Brabant

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