Bastogne War Museum

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Colline du Mardasson 5, Bastogne, Belgium

Bastogne War Museum Reviews

Andy99 Andy99
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World War and a Community Sep 30, 2014
The Bastogne War Museum opened in 2014. It is an interpretive center that tells the story of World War II and the Battle of the Bulge from the point of view of both soldiers and civilians. it is more than a military museum. Events leading to World War II are examined. Once war began, the impact of conflict on the daily lives of Belgians is recounted. Some fled. Some joined the Resistance. Others collaborated or just tried to get by as best they could.

Allied troops liberated Bastogne from German occupation in December 1944. But, the counteroffensive known as the Battle of the Bulge saw the town once again caught up in conflict. The US 101st Airborne was stationed in Bastogne and defended the town during the December siege. The arrival of the US Third Army at the end of December countered the German advance.

The museum is very well done with many interactive exhibits. Visitors may follow the path of an American soldier, a German soldier, a Belgian teacher or a Belgian school student through conflict.

Admission is 12 Euro.

The Mardasson Memorial, commemorating American soldiers killed during the Battle of the Bulge, is adjacent to the museum.
Bastogne War Museum
Life before the War
Life before the War
Belgians flee the German advance.
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Ils1976 says:
That's a recent museum, maybe a good enough reason to visit it one day! Nicely written Andrew! ;)
Posted on: Oct 12, 2015
Cho says:
I'm a WWII history buff and I was at this museum in 2003. The Memorial to honor all the American soldiers is a magnificent work of architecture. Your review brought back many fond memories of my trip to Bastogne and the rest of Belgium. Thanks for sharing!
Posted on: Oct 12, 2015
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