European Bunker Day
Be part of a pan-European event: organise European Bunker Day with us!
- Do you represent an Atlantic Wall site or any organisation interested in making this European WWII heritage and culture relevant ? Start with reading the QUICK GUIDE underneath. After this, you can consult the more extensive document guide, and download the obligatory visuals / logos to use in all your communication.
- Are you interested in visiting European Bunker Day in your country? Check out here the dates in each country and the link to the national programmes.
European Bunker Day is the central event of the European cultural project 'Atlantikwall Europe', and the main platform for the communication and actions about this ‘difficult’ heritage that the Atlantic Wall is.
All Atlantic Wall countries participate under the name of Bunker Day in European Bunker Day. The power of Bunker Day is that all communication and marketing efforts can be directed on a national level at one day for all participants. They become part of a European event with a corresponding look and feel, thus attracting more public that they normally would. On top of that, they become a partner of AWE and thus a member of a European-wide network of Atlantic Wall sites and organizations, with access to information and knowledge, and the possibility to participate in future activities of AWE.
For the public, Bunker Day is an opportunity to visit as many sites as one might with one ticket, and experience the heritage and the activities organised by the participating sites. At the same time visitors can enjoy the coastal landscape and the sea, or visit sites that are normally not accessible or open to the public. Bunker Day is adventurous, surprising and thrilling!
The first European Bunker Day started in 2018 in three countries, but has now expanded towards all AWE partners. European Bunker Day has become a European-wide happening and combines the opening of Atlantic Wall sites as part of a network, with actions on societal relevant issues and/or art representations.
Besides the opening of the memorial sites and museums, supported by common communication material, logo’s, website and banners, each site is invited to combine its European Bunker Day action with a (cultural) activity in order to underline the relevance of its heritage, like guided tours, walks, theatre, music, exhibitions, lectures, performances, re-enactment or conferences.
European Bunker Day
All editions of the European Bunker Day in the Atlantikwall-countries have been postponed until further notice due to the Corona-crisis.
- European Bunker Day France,
- European Bunker Day Netherlands,
- European Bunker Day Channel Islands,
- European Bunker Day Denmark,
- European Bunker Day Norway,
- European Bunker Day Belgium,
- European Bunker Day Germany
European Bunker Day contact points
- Alderney: Christine Bonhomme
- Belgium: Domein Raversyde, Mathieu de Meyer
- Denmark: Museumscenter Hanstholm, Jens Andersen firstname.lastname@example.org
- France: La Fabrique de Patrimoine, Aurélien Marie
- Guernsey: Rachel Marsh
- Jersey: Jersey Heritage, Chris Addy
- Germany: Bunkermuseum Emden, Frans Lensink
- Norway: Museum Vest, Ole-Jacob Abraham
- Netherlands: Stichting Europees Erfgoed Atlantikwall, Geert-Jan Mellink
- European Bunker Day general information: Raf Deroo
European Bunker Day Quick Guide and Handbook
A quick guide for Bunker Day participants and national contact points:
An extensive guide for the organisation of a Bunker Day in your country with Atlantikwall Europe:
European Bunker Day Visual Identity Guide
Logos and templates
Go to the download section of this website to download the logos and templates for leaflets, programme guides, posters and other European Bunker Day products from the above mentioned visual identity guides.