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Daniel S28 Nov 2016 2:39 a.m. PST

Back in the summer of 2015 I was able to spend some time on the Nördlingen battlefield with camera in hand and Pavel Hrncirik's "Spanier auf dem Albuch" loaded on the tablet.

Much of the battlefield is more or less intact and the walk across the landscape brought home once again that maps only tell a part of the story.

The battlefield is one of the most important from the TYW so I've posted a selection of photos to my blogg

KTravlos Inactive Member28 Nov 2016 3:06 a.m. PST

Thank you for the photos!

Costanzo128 Nov 2016 3:12 a.m. PST

This beautiful reportage reminds me of what I did there 25 years ago.

Jcfrog Supporting Member of TMP28 Nov 2016 7:44 a.m. PST

Jolly good. Want to go. It is in the plan. My poor dame will suffer even more.

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP28 Nov 2016 10:02 a.m. PST

Very informative. The ground always clarifies.

Ryan T28 Nov 2016 5:57 p.m. PST

Daniel, thank you for posting these pictures. In 2011 I was fortunate to walk this same ground. From the notes I made for my visit I am pretty sure that the Heselberg is where you have surmised. I believe the third redoubt is now in the trees just to the north of the Albuch.

Were you also able to visit the nearby site of Alerheim? Here the Bavarian gun emplacements on the Wennenberg are still faintly visible in the woods.

Daniel S28 Nov 2016 11:23 p.m. PST

Thank you for the confirmation of the location of the Heselberg.

We had a visit to Alerheim planned for the next day along with going to Herkheim and hunting for the Heselberg in the woods. But the weather changed for the worse overnight and the rain was pouring down the next day. After a futile wait for the weather to clear we had to drive on to our next stop which was Innsbruck in Austria. (The "It's a heathwave in Bavaria at the moment so we won't need the heavy duty rainwear" incident…)

But I plan to take a detour to Nördlingen and Alerheim next time I go to Bavaria for a raid on the Munich archives.

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