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December 44 Historical Museum

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Address: Rue de l'Eglise, 7, La Gleize B-4987 La Gleize, Belgium
Phone Number: +32 (0)80 78 51 91
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Description: The December 44 Museum is located in the hearth of the Belgian Ardennes...
The December 44 Museum is located in the hearth of the Belgian Ardennes, in the village of La Gleize, where the Battle of the Bulge was fought, on the northern part of the offensive. Surrounded by American airborne, armored and infantry forces, 800 German survivors of the 1st Panzer SS, a "Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler" elite division, lead by Peiper, fled on Christmas Eve leaving behind 135 armoured vehicles including the 69 tonne King Tiger tank, still visible at the museum.The museum accurately recounts these tragic events through one of the most important collection in Europe, most of it collected on the very battlefield where it was fought.
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Small, but excellent

This is definitely not the largest museum, but it is very well laid out and contains a lot of interesting information and material. Make sure you have plenty of time!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

This is definitely not the largest museum, but it is very well laid out and contains a lot of interesting information and material. Make sure you have plenty of time!

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Willenhall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

As you approach the museum a Königstiger tank greets you which is a most impressive sight! Whilst this isn't the largest WW2 museum it is very well laid out, good value and very, very informative. The personal nature of some of the exhibits adds more interest (and horror) to the visit. I was left wondering who had the forethought to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Visited this as part of a Leger battlefield tour doing the battle of the bulge. The museum is excellent and the shop alone is worth looking at if you fancy buying some world war 2 stuff. The best part is seeing the tiger tank at the front,worth coming here just to see that!.

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Visited this museum on Tuesday as part of a Leger Tour, Nice to see the Tiger outside and a pretty good display inside given the size of the property.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

This is a excellent museum. Well worth going to. We went to see the Tiger II, then went in the museum. The exhibits are very well laid out. Many WW2 and personal items. There is also a very good military shop next door, with many interesting items for sale.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We came to La Gleize to see where the German advance was stopped during the Battle of the Bulge. There is a fabulous museum in La Gleize including a very rare King Tiger Tank parked outside the front of the museum. This thing is huge...69 tons! Give yourself lots of time in the museum. If you are into WWII equipment... More 

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Knoxville, Tn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Perhaps it is the fact this is the only museum we saw where the focal point was from the German side (don't misunderstand me, we were in Belgium to pay homage to the American sites, but this was just something different). The museum does not in any way support the German side, they just have a collection that no other... More 

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Odessa, Ukraine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Museum is pretty standard for all other similar facilities, exploiting the Ardennes offensive in nearby villages - good set of old stuff, uniforms, deorations, weapons, Very nicely arranged dioramas with dummies dressed as SS or wehrmacht soldiers. All-in-all very good. But I was genuinely surprised to see that accuracy of the museums is way into fascination and admiration of the... More 

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dallas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This museum is bigger than it looks and has a shop attached with WWII stuff for sale. The museum is well designed and has enough interesting visual and written material to justify the fee and the drive. The German tank is a great piece and a great photo op.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

We visited this museum on Tuesday 30 th July, whilst on a Leger Battle of the Bulge battlefield tour, with Tony Carr as our tour guide. This was one of four museum's on our tour, as we worked our way around the battlefield roughly following KG Peipers route from the Losheim Gap, Malmedy, Stavelot, Trois Pont's and into La Gleize... More 

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