The German Occupation of Guernsey during World War II left the islanders with many visible reminders of their control. Quickly consolidating their position, the German forces built fortifications and observation towers on the cliffs which can still clearly be seen today.
Visit the German Occupation Museum, which is split into several different rooms each depicting a theme. These include an equipment room, prison, an occupation kitchen, a fortress room and an area dedicated to maritime Guernsey. The explanation of the items on display will add to your experience at this extremely thought-provoking Museum.
The Underground Hospital is a further remnant, and the largest structural reminder of the German Occupation existing in the Channel Islands. The maze of tunnels in this incredible structure covers about 75,000 square feet. The hospital comprises of 2 main corridors each with wards, operating theatres and x-ray rooms. Although little remains of the equipment, you’ll see beds, cooking arrangements and the heating plant, and most of all you will be in the cool, damp environment which will enable you to contemplate what the true purpose of the building might have been.
At Pleinmont, take in the spectacular views over the cliffs of the west coast of Guernsey and view the impressive gun emplacements.
There will be a stop for refreshments of tea or coffee and cake during your tour and the opportunity to view German defences at close quarters.
This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. The surfaces in the hospital are level, but will be damp and in subdued lighting. Please wear warm clothing in the Hospital. The coach driver will also be your guide on this tour.