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Dannewerk in Kreis Schleswig-Flensburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
 

Bastion 14 and the 1864 War

Haithabu und Danewerk

 
 
Bastion 14 and the 1864 War Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 25, 2018
1. Bastion 14 and the 1864 War Marker
Inscription.  
Schanze 14 Und Der Krieg Von 1864

Diese rekonstruierte Wehranlage ist ein Überrest aus dem Deutsch-Dänischen Krieg von 1864. Erneut kam es zu einem Krieg um die nationale Zugehörigkeit des Herzogtums Schleswig. Die Dänen bauten die mittelalterlichen Wälle des Danewerks als Abwehrstellung aus. Sie errichteten 27 Bastionen für ihre Kanonen. Letzten Endes konnten sie gegen die preußische und österreichische Übermacht nicht standhalten.

Skanse 14 Og Krigen Fra 1864

Den rekonstruerede skanse er fra den dansk-tyske krig i 1864. På ny blev der kæmpet om hertugdømmet Slesvigs nationale tilhørsforhold. Den danskerne hær byggede Dannevirkes middelalderlige volde om til et forsvarsanlæg. Bl.a. opførte man 27 kanonskanser. I sidste instans kunne man dog ikke holde stand mod den preussiske og østrigske overmagt.

Bastion 14 and the 1864 War

This reconstructed defensive fortification is a relic of the German-Danish War of 1864. Again war broke out over the national affiliation of the Duchy of Schleswig. The Danes modified the medieval Danevirke earthworks to create a defensive

Bastion 14 and the 1864 War Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 25, 2018
2. Bastion 14 and the 1864 War Marker - wide view
The marker is in the foreground, with the path leading to the bastion in the background. Within the bastion itself there is little to see - several mounds that were probably gun emplacements, but overall the impression is of mounds of dirt arranged here and there without any discernible purpose.
position. They built 27 bastions for their canons. Ultimately they were unable to withstand Prussian and Austrian military superiority.
 
Location. 54° 28.832′ N, 9° 29.57′ E. Marker is in Dannewerk, Schleswig-Holstein, in Kreis Schleswig-Flensburg. Marker can be reached from Am Wall. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Am Wall 13B, Dannewerk, Schleswig-Holstein 24867, Germany.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 3 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Key Section of the Fortifications: The Main Wall (approx. 1.4 kilometers away); The "Kovirke" - New Defences for Hedeby? (approx. 1.8 kilometers away).
 
More about this marker. The easiest way to reach the bastion and marker is to park at the parking lot at the Danevirke Museum on Ochsenweg. From there, it is an approximately 400 meter easy walk along the path that follows the wall to the bastion.
 
Also see . . .  Second Schleswig War (Wikipedia). "The Second Schleswig War was the second military conflict over the Schleswig-Holstein Question of the nineteenth century. The war began on 1 February 1864, when Prussian forces crossed the border into Schleswig. Denmark fought the Kingdom of Prussia and the Austrian Empire.
Bastion 14 and marker location from above image. Click for full size.
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3. Bastion 14 and marker location from above
Although as noted in the previous photo that when one is within the bastion there is little to distinguish one pile of dirt from another, in terms of use or history. However, a view from overhead reveals what one would expect for a defensive fortification.
Like the First Schleswig War (1848–52), it was fought for control of the duchies of Holstein and Lauenburg, due to the succession disputes concerning them when the Danish king died without an heir acceptable to the German Confederation....The war ended on 30 October 1864, with the Treaty of Vienna and Denmark's cession of the Duchies of Schleswig (except for the island of Ærø, which remained Danish), Holstein and Saxe-Lauenburg to Prussia and Austria." (Submitted on October 18, 2018.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWars, Non-US
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 18, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 18, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 36 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 18, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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