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Erfgoedwandeling Minenwerferschule Asche (WO1)

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Download the free 'Minenwerferschule Asche' walk via the IZI.travel-app. This trek of around 6 km leads you round the German World War-I training grounds located on the Mechelse Heide.

 

In 1916, the heath between As and Maasmechelen was used as a training ground for the German army. Here, German soldiers learned to fire a mortar launcher, and built a network of trenches and bunkers. An interactive app narrates the story behind the training ground, and its impact on the everyday life of the local population.

Start at the carpark located at the entrance gate of the Mechelse Heide.

 

STEP 1: Download the APP

Download the IZI.travel-app via Google Play store.
Download the IZI.travel-app via Itunes.

STEP 2: Download the Tour

 

The Tour is called the "Minenwerferschule Asch". You can search for it in the IZI.travel app, or open it via this link

If you wish to see and hear the app in advance at home, click here.

 

Download the Map

The route is not sign-posted, but mainly follows the yellow circular trail (5.5 km), starting from the carpark at the Entrance Gate of the Mechelse Heide. If you would like a general outline map of the trenches and bunkers, you can download one here.

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