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Belgium

Bastogne Barracks (Museum)

 

The Battle of the Bulge: a climax

On December 16, 1944 the Germans launch their last major offensive in the West.  Bastogne is a capital stake the Americans have to defend at all cost.  On December 19, 1944, Brigadier General Anthony McAuliffe, acting commander of the 101st Airborne Division arrives in Bastogne with his division and he establishes his headquarters at the Sous-Lieutenant Heintz Barracks.  On December 22, 1944 he writes history: he answers "NUTS" to the German troops encircling Bastogne and demanding surrender.  His short but powerful statement becomes a turning point in the Battle of the Bulge.

Since 2010 BASTOGNE BARRACKS is an interpretation Centre for the Second World War.  Be sure to visit the "Nuts" basement illustrating a decisive step in the Battle of the Bulge, as well as the numerous exhibition galleries.  Discover the "Vehicle Restoration Center" giving Royal Military Museum armoured vehicles a new lease of life.

Additional informations:

Address:

Rue de La Roche, 40 - 6600 Bastogne Belgium

Phone:

+32 61 24.21.24

Email:

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Web site:

 

Admission days and hours:

Tuesday through Sunday

Guided tours only

Departures:

9 a.m., 10 a.m., 1 p.m., and 2 p.m.

Groups over 20 visitors: upon appointment

Length of visit: about 90 minutes.

 

ADMISSION FREE