Hindenburg Line

fortified line of World War I

The Hindenburg Line or Siegfried Position (German: Siegfriedstellung) was a system of forts built by the German Empire along the Western Front (World War I) during the winter of 1916-1917 to defend against France. After the war, the French built the similar but more elaborate Maginot Line to defend against Germany.

The Hindenburg Line
Eastern France
Coordinates49°30′N 02°50′E / 49.500°N 2.833°E / 49.500; 2.833
Site history
Built1917 (1917)
Built byImperial German army
In use1917–1918
Materialsconcrete, steel, barbed wire
Battles/warsWorld War I