WW2 Relics - Metal Detecting

ww2 relics found metal detecting in Germany

I recently took a trip to East Germany to do some WW2 relic hunting.   Equipped with my Garrett Ace 150 metal detector and an old German Army shovel I borrowed from my Father in law I wandered the mossy forest looking for old Army foxholes.  The small town, about an hour east of Berlin, lies just on the border to Poland.  A peaceful town with a not so peaceful history.  This area was a hot spot during WW2 when the Nazi's were pushed out of Poland, across the eastern front of Germany and into Berlin.  Even without a metal detector, you can find evidence of war all over the area.


Metal Detecting WW2 Relics

Here are just some of the finds from my 4 day adventure.   Though the first 2 days were slow, I soon found a hot spot of trenches and began finding WW2 relics one after another.  Though a lot of it was trash and none of it was treasure, I thoroughly enjoyed digging up the past and holding in my hands small pieces of history that have been hidden underground for 70 years.

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For this hunt I used my Garrett Ace 150 metal detector.  Though this is an entry level metal detector I found it to be quite accurate and once I learned all the functions I was able to move fairly quickly from signal to signal.   

German Militaria hand grenade

WW2 Relics - German Militaria

 Dirt fishing can be a very fun, fulfilling hobby but not everyone is so understanding.  Remeber to leave everything as you found it and to leave no trace of your presence. 


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