26th April 2017

Harry Callan lays a Poppy Wreath at the commemoration ceremony held at the Denkort Bunker Valentin Monument.  He is accompanied by the students of Oberschule an Der Egge, Schulleiter [Principal] Andreas Kraatz-Röper, Deputy Heaqd of Mission, Embassy of Ireland, Berlin - Ms. Denise McQuade, Chairman of the Red Cross                 Harsefeld Branch - Herr Heiko Kania, and neighbours and friends from Farge, Blumenthal and Vegesack.

Autumn 2016

The students from Class 8B Oberschule an der Egge in Bremen-Nord helped clear the leaves from the pathways at Denkort Bunker Valentin.

Many thanks to, Ahmad, Yasin, Joscha, Daniel, Yunus, Melina-Marie, Nourhan, Batuhan, Jan, Merih, Lea, Erol, Leyla, Monique, Dominik, Bennett, Shalina, Florian, Angelique, Alisa, Jeanett, Deniz, Ruben, Jonas, Christian Dierbach and Cornelia Lesk.

Italians visit 2016


In October 2016, the mayor, Monica Marini, from Pontassieve, Tuscany, led an Italian delegation from Pontassieve to visit Bunker Valentin.  They came to honour the Italian military who were prisoners and forced labourers on the bunker and in particular, a young Pontassieve soldier, Emilo Materassi who was a forced labourer here from November 1943 until his liberation in May 1945.


The delegation also visited the site of the old Marinemeinshaftslager, where today the Baracke Wilhelmine museum stands.  Mayor Monica Marini and her delegation were welcomed at the museum in Schwanewede, by the deputy mayor, Annette von Wilcke-Brumund and the museum curator, Herr Harald Grote.


Mayor Monica Marini said of her visit, ‘What has been done as a memorial at Bunker Valentin and in Baracke Wilhelmine is remarkable’


For tours:

Denkort Bunker Valentin

Rekumer Siel, 28777 Bremen.  Ph: 0421 69 67 36 70  or  0421 69 67 36 77

Opening times: 

Tuesday-Friday 10-16 clock

Sunday 10 am-4pm

Closed on holidays

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Baracke Wilhelmine

An der Kaserne 122, 28790 Schwanewede

Contact for tour:

Harald Grote  Ph:  049 162 97 31 338 email: haraldgrote@gmx.de

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2016 – Guided Family visits to Denkort Bunker Valentin are made possible.


Tours aimed at families with children aged 12 years are carried out by the Junior Tour Guide team and each group are accompanied by an adult guide.

Junior guides are aged between 14 and 18 and have attended tour guide training courses at Bunker Valentin.  They are in a position to deliver the history of the bunker in age-appropriate language and pace.


Introduced in 2016, the family tours led by the junior guides have proved to be extremely popular with visitors.


Due to the high demand for guided family tours, the Bunker staff ran another training course for junior guides in November 2016.


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