Festung Guernsey Special Openings


These sites are not normally accessible to the public! Make use of this is rare opportunity to step inside a key part of Guernsey’s wartime history. Take part in a self-guided tour of these fortifications with experts on hand at each bunker.

Battery Strongpoint Rotenstein Sat 11th Jul 2 - 5pm 

Fort Hommet (named by the Germans as ‘Stuetzpunkt Rotenstein’) is a heavily defended headland covering Vazon Bay in the parish of Castel to the south and sea approaches from the north west. Bunkers on the headland include a 4.7cm anti-tank gun casemate, four 10.5cm Casemates, two Searchlight Bunkers, a Machine Gun Turret Bunker, a M19 Automatic Mortar Bunker, a Water Supply Bunker, shelter for 5cm anti-tank gun and a Personnel Shelter.

Park in the lower car park by Vazon Bay, collect a map and follow the arrows around the various bunkers.

Donations towards Festung Guernsey’s work will be gratefully received.

Battery Mirus, Sat 15th Aug 2 - 5pm

One of the heavy gun batteries in Guernsey was Battery Mirus, and in 1942 it was ready for operation with its four 305mm. guns. 

Park at La Houguette Primary School in the parish of St Peter’s and follow the directions. Donations towards Festung Guernsey’s work will be gratefully received.