Interpretation Center WWII - Bastogne
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 Brigade General Anthony McAuliffe, ad interin commander of the 101st Airborne Division arrives in Bastogne with his division and he establishes his headquarters at the Heintz Barracks. On December 22, 1944 he writes history: he anwers "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 Centre" giving Royal Military Museum vehicles a new lease of life.
Quartier Slt Heintz Rue de La Roche 40 - 6600 Bastogne
Admission: days and hours
Tuesday through Sunday - Guided tours only.
From October 1 until March 31 : Departure: 2 p.m.
From April 1 until October 30 : Departures: 10 am and 2 pm.
Groups over 20 visitors: upon appointment
Length of visit: 2 h
Information and bookings
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