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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  • August 17, 2017
    Here, we find the atmosphere and the life of our elders, regardless of nationality. Very nice staging and scents give an idea of what was lived, even if he does not sweat and fear that had to be present at this time
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  • August 15, 2017
    Yellow arrow pilots you through the domain and. An audio guide will give you the necessary explanations. This is included in the price of the visit. It is remarkable how well the bunkers and underground passages are saved. Some bunkers are also "dressed up" so you get a look in life in the bunkers. That makes it visually appealing and more educational environment. The proximity of the sea and the beautiful dunes make the visit more interesting. You have a nice walk while you all are watching
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  • August 12, 2017
    Stroll in the dunes with visit of the casemates and the artillery of the period. Very well done with audio guide in french.
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