Fort Pannerden is hidden under a rood of earth, spread over 5 floors and is situated on a prominent point in the Gelderland river landscape, at the junction of the Waal and the Pannerdensch Channel. The fort was built between 1869 and 1871 to monitor the junction of the Rijn and Waal and to slow the advance of the enemy. Therefore, the fort is also known as the tap of the New Dutch Water Line, a crucial feature!
Water, fire, earth and air. The four elements play a crucial role in the perception of Fort Pannerden. Defying ‘the elements’ has become the starting point of the fort experience as the fort itself has been fighting for 150 years against these elements.
Choose one the interactive programs and set out to discover where you find a wealth of exciting stories!
On the attic clutter in Doornenburg is a uniform found from the First World War. In one of the bags was an almost faded card, but also a pocketbook from soldier William Derksen. William was stationed in Fort Pannerden and has hidden something during his stay. What sleuth defies the elements and discovers the secret of William?
A real-life game in the dark corridors of the Fort. With a chest full of puzzling tools you plunge into an unknown world. Soon you discover that a mysterious problem threatens our country. What is going on? What has this to do with the fort and the disappeared guards? An what are the role of the elements? Only someone with nerves of steel and an astute eye can unravel the mystery and thus turn the tide.
With the story of people who have left their footprints in and around the fort, the fort comes to life. Wander around with your audio guide and meet the architect, an old soldier of the ranger. By listening you conquer the elements and contain a wealth of hidden stories.
In the military museum the old soldiers of the Fort Pannerden get a real face. You can take a look at beautiful portraits of men of that time, but also their soldier boxes,
notebooks, uniforms and hammocks. You will learn everything about daily routine and discipline, about sleeping, eating and drinking. But also about fun and entertainment.