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Schumann’s Eck Memorial Trail 1944-1945 Battle of the Bulge Tour

August 23, 2015 joedemadio 2 Comments

Before we start on this topic I’d like to make clear that this was part of a four-day trip in the Battle of the Bulge area. I highly suggest you to read the first part of it by clicking HERE!

In the 10 years that I’ve visited the Ardennes, I’ve come across this place many many times. The place is a regular sight for those who drive from Bastogne to Diekirch or Ettelbruck. Now finally, on our way back home we decided to go for a walk on the Memorial Trail near Schumann’s Eck. The area near the Cafe has been part of the frontline from the start of the battle of the bulge till somewhere in the start of January. U.S. Troops of the 26th Infantry Division tried several times to take the vital crossroads, but without luck. The Germans held the line and offered fierce resistance. This is one of the reason why nowadays, the traces of war are still available in the woods near Cafe Schumann.

The community in Luxembourg set up a remembrance trail among foxholes and bombcraters. I walked a big part of the route and will provide you with pictures. This is a must see for those who want to go out and witness the World War 2 battlefields in real life!

Schumann1 Schumann2 Schumann3 Schumann4 Schumann5As you can see the woods are full of foxholes and art pannels. All you have to do know is let your imagination do its job and try to find yourself here during the winter of 1944-1945.Schumann6 Schumann7 Schumann8Schumann10

If you enjoyed this series of pictures, make sure to watch my video where I take you with me on my Battle of the Bulge Tour. Get ready to relive the past!

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  1. Andy Van Der Plaats
    August 23, 2015 - 8:39 pm

    FYI,
    Wanted to bring to your attention a series of 5 YouTube
    videos centered around an interview of Major Winters,
    of Easy Company, 101st AB. Here are those links for your
    viewing pleasure;

    1.
    https://youtu.be/D03pUpbIEZU

    2.
    https://youtu.be/5vZEaZO44QA

    3.
    https://youtu.be/V3IzkzG6POI

    4.
    https://youtu.be/669HysWUw4g

    5.
    https://youtu.be/zSpAldydHuo

  2. Mike Dunlavey
    November 20, 2018 - 4:53 pm

    Thanks for the recommendations. I wil return to the Bulge for the second time this Fall. I was privileged to be the Armys rep to the premier of Band of Brothers at Normandy in 2001. Sharing time with those men and their families was the highlight of my career

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