The German Occupation of Jersey began two weeks after
the British government had demilitarised the Island.
Jersey was occupied by German airborne troops on the
2nd July, 1940. Hitler ordered that the Jersey be turned
into an impregnable fortress island.
Leaving the port enjoy the drive out to the south coast
and Noirmont with its coastal fortifications & gun
emplacements. Enjoy a walk around lovely Noirmont headland
before rejoining your coach for the drive to visit the
German Underground Observation Museum (also known as
the Jersey War Tunnels or German Hospital)
On arrival you will be met by the curator who will
personally show you around. The Museum is one of Jersey's
most important World War 11 landmarks. To safeguard
their possession and as part of Hitler's Atlantic Wall
initiative, the Germans launched an enormous programme
of defences in Jersey. The German Underground hospital
is one of many such systems excavated all over the Islands.
The labour required for this building work was supplied
by the Organistation TODT, more than 5,000 OT labourers
from all over Europe and North Africa were brought to
Take a guided tour of the Hospital with your expert
guides before returning to your ship.