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Fort Hahneberg in Berlin - Spandau

Fort Hahneberg is considered to be one of the last newly built fortresses in Prussian style in Germany. It was completed in 1888 after six years of construction and has been open to the public since the late 1990s. I visited the fort with some friends as part of a guided tour . The guide explained the history and the architectural features to us  of the fort. For anyone interested in history, this tour is a must.

Here took place in 2008  extensive shooting for the Tarantino film "Inglourious Bastards" took place. Many locations, especially outside, can be recognized immediately.

Briefly about the history of the fort:

After the Franco-Prussian War of 1870/1871, four forts were planned to protect the Spandau armaments center as part of the Spandau Fortress, but only one of them (Hahneberg) was built, as the development of artillery, especially the introduction of the explosive shell, was of this type of fortification had meanwhile rendered useless. After its completion, the facility served, among other things, as a barracks and central archive for military medicine until 1945, so it was mainly used for military purposes. During the printer coup  On October 1, 1923, the fort and the Spandau Citadel were briefly occupied by putschists who had to surrender to regular Reich defense units. From 1924 to 1934 the Flugtechnische Verein Spandau 1924 eV used some of the fort's structures to build gliders there.

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