Atlantic Wall Museum, Ostend

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Admire the preserved World War I and II fortifications in their original condition at Atlantic Wall Museum. The Atlantic wall was a defense system built mostly by the Nazis during World War II to protect against the Allied forces. The museum's portion of the wall includes 2 km (1.24 mi) of trenches and 60 bunkers. Exhibits include World War II propaganda, dioramas, and photographs, as well as a cinema that screens documentaries. There are also activities for children including a treasure hunt through the museum. Be prepared for a lot of walking, as this museum covers a lot of ground, and be sure to bring an umbrella rain is in the forecase, as many of the museum's focal elements are outdoors. Work out when and for how long to visit Atlantic Wall Museum and other Ostend attractions using our handy Ostend travel route planner.
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  • Knew the front view is out for a few years on the coastal road from Ostend drives. Access is a little hidden but if you look on the Internet and adjusting his navigation device not a problem to find. We have visited only the bunkers without the fishing village. Prior to entering the area, everyone gets search a phone and then to each station he visited important information can be displayed. Our 9 year old daughter was so excited that they could not address itself or could if you heard little or on the phone. Very many guns are issued with specifications. The plant itself is a compliment to the people who are responsible for this very neat and well maintained. You have the opportunity through different rooms or bunkers and tunnels of the system and to make an overview of situations which we hopefully won't have to experience. In my opinion, the visit is every penny value and you should make yourself a picture of this place.
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  • Audio guided tour with headphones. Plenty of world war two heavy artillery and other guns and equipment around on display. Great museum, totally recommend.  more »
  • This museum has a large number of artillery pieces, anti aircraft and heavy guns. The tour is done through using headphones which can be tuned into most European languages.  more »
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  • An amazing experience it was. This is one of the biggest aquarium or maybe the biggest in Europe. Most of the aquariums I visited in Europe have small sharks, but this one has really a big one, which is a must see.
  • May have been brilliant had it been open. Nothing to say it was closed so thanks for the wasted journey
  • It was so interesting. It is worth it. I loved it. It is 90% outdoors so bring a jacket or umbrella.
  • Even though it was pouring with rain had the most amazing experience where history comes to life.
  • Combo Ticket 8,00€ (Atlantic Wall + Raversijde 1465). Good audio guide. Unfortunately "Batterie Aachen" ist closed for renovation (nobody told in advance) until autumn 2018.
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