The series used several major filming locations, taking in the towns, cities and countryside
of Belgium. In addition to those below, the series returned to the Onze-Lieve-Vroux-Lombeek windmill, Pajottenland, once more
the setting for Zeppos' home in Belder. Please use the "more" links at the bottom of the page to access further Series
of the more striking locations used in the series has to be the fort used in the
third serial, Tweng. The Kapitein Zeppos production team filmed in the courtyards of the fort and even in the tunnels
beneath the buildings.
The venue for these scenes was in reality Fort VII in Wilrijk, one of eight fortresses built in 1859
around the city of Antwerp. These forts were constructed in response it being decided that Antwerp should be central to
the defence of Belgium. The city on the River Scheld had to become a defence line against attacks. General Henri-Alexis
Brialmont, an excellent military leader, designed the plans for the fortresses. The wall together with the eight forts
became known as the Brialmontgordel (Brialmont belt).
The eight fortresses were built approximately four thousand metres from the city wall,
separated from each other by two thousand metres. All the fortresses still exist today, with the exception of Fort I which was
pulled down in 1950 to straighten a road (Turnhoutsebaan), though some were partly destroyed in the Second World War during
bombardments. After the war they became defunct and were developed as an oasis for wildlife. Most fortresses are nowadays
protected as buildings of national importance. This means it is not permitted to demolish or alter them. Fort VII, the one used as a location in
Tweng, is even designated as an area of natural beauty, its flora and fauna similarly protected.
There are eighteen kilometres of roadway connecting the fortresses, from Fort I (destroyed -
now Wijnegem shopping centre) to Fort II (Wommelgem), Fort III (Borsbeek), Fort IV (Mortsel), Fort V (Edegem), Fort VI and
VII (Wilrijk) and Fort VIII near the river (Hoboken).
For a map showing the positions of the eight forts, please follow