Oktoberfest: Artillery Forts and Xanten (Colonia Ulpia Traiana )

As any seasoned drinker knows, the Germans celebrate their Oktoberfests mainly in September.

Suzanne and I visited Xanten (Colonia Ulpia Traiana), a rather good part-reconstruction of a Roman colonial walled city, as part of a tour of Germany. Of more relevance to this blog was a chance find at the Hook of Holland of a Maginot-style artillery fort guarding the estuary. It is the way of these things that Suzanne saw it with 30 minutes to go before we were due to board, so a few hurried shots were all that I managed as I jogged around the perimeter.
In case anyone is anxious that we missed the beer, there was plenty left in October.


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