On March 27th 2014 the new Bastogne War Museum opened it’s doors. I was lucky to visit it a few weeks after the opening.
All I can say is that I had an amazing new experience of the battle of the bulge. The battles around Bastogne is told from four different perspectives. That from a child, woman, G.I. and German soldier. The museum provides a free audio tour, which I highly recommend, because you will miss out on a lot of information.
As soon as you walk in you will be introduced to four people.
- Robert Keane: an American Corporal of the 101st Airborne division.
- Hans Wegmüller: a German lieutenant of the 26th Volksgrenadier Division.
- Mathilde Devillers: a young teacher from Bastogne school
- Emile Mostade : one of Mathilde’s pupils, aged 13.
They will take you through the battle in and around Bastogne with a wide variety of scenes, items and stories. Everything is easy to understand, especially with an audio tour in your own language. The visit will take about 2 to 3 hours and even longer for people who want to read everything! After that you can drink some coffee or pay a visit at the gift shop with lot of cool items.
The museum is interesting for every family and a must see for both WW2 and non-WW2 enthusiasts!
Rated: 5/5 Stars