"Former Battery Fort" Qingdao Things to Do Tip by Willettsworld

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This underground battery command fort was built by the Germans in 1899 and was the most important battery post in Qingdao. During the Japanese-German war of 1914, the German troops were defeated and they blew up the southern and northern batteries before surrendering. Only the underground command post survived and has been preserved and open to the public since 1997. It features a set of 3 blast doors at the main entrance and some 42 rooms divided into command rooms, sleeping quarters, mess halls and hospital wards.

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  • Written Jul 19, 2009
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