Shooting Range "Swamp of the Dead"

This abandoned shooting range with its brick bullet trap was built in a boggy area at the time of the German Empire at the end of the 19th century. During the Second World War, the shooting range was extended with a concrete wall.

There is not much information about this place, which is now privately owned. What is certain is that the facility was used not only as a shooting range, but also as an execution site, where forced laborers, deserters and other delinquents were executed. Often the bodies of the victims were not even taken away, but simply

Abandoned Military Shooting Range

buried and "integrated", so to speak, into the earth walls of the shooting range.

For this reason, these walls are listed as historical monuments. There was apparently also once a memorial stone, but over the years it has sunk into the bog.

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