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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. Add Atlantic Wall Museum and other attractions to your Ostend trip itinerary using our Ostend itinerary planner.
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  • A Museum of very high quality and very informative. It begins in a room with explanations on the Atlantic wall via kiosks that offer a very rewarding content: text, photos, archives, but also of the video testimonials. Then comes the part outside makes us discover this part of the Atlantic wall very well preserved. Among the bunkers and other defense devices, we can observe very beautiful pieces of artillery the famous 43 8.8 cm PaK but also other pieces of weaponry destined for the infantry. During the visit on the lines of defence, it is on its way short explanatory panels but very well made to go a little more in detail. In short, a must if you go to this part of the Flemish coast!
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  • For years I speak of it the "Atlantic Wall" to go visit, but never came across the it, now I'm finally hit and I found it very special, via an app. you can follow the history of these bunkers and trenches. This visit was quite impressive, if you're bad to bone, do you do better not, because in the trenches it is stairs and stairs, but for all the rest of us it is recommended on the coast, you really should go see it. There is also a nature park, which I have not visited, but I am also going to look at the modest home where Prince Charles lived from 1950 to 1983! In this property are still numerous personal business, clothing and photos and that got me great too enthralled! This visit takes one bit time consuming (about 1 h 30 à 2 h) but, be assured, it's worth it!!!
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  • You can buy a combined ticket (incl. visits in the year 1465). Visiting anno 1465, a fishing village ... gives a clear picture of how the village of there must have looked but suggests the rest not much for. The Atlantic Wall museum is top, nice visit.. fine walk and beautiful presentation. Sure do if you are on the coast. Still this, do not follow strictly the address on the gps, but follow the brown signs to enter the parking lot.
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