Bastogne War Museum, Bastogne

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Gain a better understanding of World War II in Belgium at Bastogne War Museum, where artifacts are laid out like artwork in large galleries. A modern building houses the remnants of battles, such as weapons and uniforms, as well as photos and documents. Other displays recreate areas where battles, press conferences, speeches, and even espionage took place. These theatrical spaces include lighting and sound, helping to immerse you in the history. Multimedia film and mixed audio that reconstructs that sounds of war bring the stories to life. The attraction is next to the Mardasson Memorial, so consider stopping there as part of your tour of the area. Buy tickets when you arrive and take your time with each exhibit; the musuem is rarely crowded. A visit to Bastogne War Museum represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Bastogne vacation maker app to plot your vacation.
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  • I was disappointed with the fact that most of the museum was a story of WWII and not mostly about the Battle of the Bulge. The last 25 to 30 minutes of the tour was spectacular but I wanted to learn....  more »
  • Visit this museum with a large group of veterans as part of the 75th anniversary, we had a wonderful reception from the staff and the public. Great collection and very well laid out museum. Unveiled.....  more »
  • This museum has it all. It is a bit pricey (€14,00), but it's worth every penny. We spent about 90 minutes here and it didn't take us long to discover that the artifacts they have here are very...  more »
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  • Been there twice now. Great way to do a museum. You see different aspects and views of the battle instead of it being one sided. Makes you really get a feel for how everyone felt. The theaters are amazing as well, don't skip them. Place is always clean, and staff is very friendly.
  • Amazing museum. It definitely represents the story of Bastogne and other towns near it, very well. The audio tour is a bit over the top because it presents a lot of information, maybe a bit too much. The interactive show in the middle of the tour was amazing and very instructive.
  • This is a great place for visit with great history. If you are interested in WW2, this is a right place for you. Lots of items from war, materials, photos, tenks and one Harley Davidson from the war time. Video material is very interesting and whole atmosphere in the museum. There is a restaurant by the museum, free parking space, and acceptable 14 euro ticket for the museum. Near the museum is also a huge monument in honour to Americans who were fighting in the war.
  • Very good audio guide (included in entry fee): You follow the stories of four characters whose lives intersected in Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge. I was surprised to discover at the end of the tour that these were real people! Don't miss the three multimedia presentations/movies - they are extremely well done.
  • The Bastogne war museum is just downright amazing. My partner and I stopped off on a motorcycle tour through Europe. We had zero expectations. Just followed the signs, and as a us military member, I expected to be a little underwhelmed, but happy to see some history. Boy was I wrong. This is an incredibly technologically advanced museum. With 4 fully voices acted virtual tour guides to take you every step of the way. There are a few passive dramatizations, that are just fantastic. We spent the entire afternoon, and I'd be happy to go again. This was easily the best museum I've been to in Europe.
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