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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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A superb Battle of the Bulge museum!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

My husband and I spent 2 hours here during our trip to the Ardennes. I didn't expect much from the museum itself, but my husband wanted to see the King Tiger tank which sits outside the museum. He loved seeing the tank. The museum itself blew our expectations out of the water. First, you go through museum reading different panels... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

During a brief weekend stay in Spa I wanted to combine some sporting activities with a visit to a local WW2 museum and had intended to drive to Bastogne. However I didn't have time and therefore coming across the December 44 museum in La Gleize was very pleasing. Although I speak some French the museum catered very well for English... More 

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Hanlontown, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Very nice little museum. The exhibits are many and varied, with many items being from the local area. This area was in the heart of the battle and things are arranged and explained so as to help you understand just what took place here seventy years ago. The museum also has on display one of the very few remaining German... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This museum was recently rebuilt in the centre of La Gleize which was in the heart of the battle area. The exhibits on the first floor were themed in chronological order of the battle and were incredibly detailed and very personal to all the people who were there at the time, from the soldiers of Germany, the Allies and the... More 

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Fife, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

What a great museum. Far more personal than others. Unique artifacts from the battle, authentic uniforms, loads of memorabilia and relics galore. All well organised and displayed in a very sympathetic manner. The King Tiger was awesome, battle scared but what a monster. Very helpful staff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

The king tiger alone is worth a visit, what a tank! this museum is by far one of the best I have visited. I think this and a museum in Normandy are linked ( dead man corner) it would explain the fantastic displays and the pride that has been taken in creating this museum. If you are really into your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

A very well put together museum with many many authentic WWII uniforms, memorabilia, artifacts and a thirty minute film. The highlight for my husband was the Tiger Tank parked at the front door. The owners tell us there is still more to come but we certainly did not feel that we were looking at a partially complete presentation. This is... More 

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Milford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

While driving along one of the many Battle of the Bulge routes, we came across the "December 44 Historical Museum" located in La Gleize. It was quite an unexpected surprise to find this museum and the 'King Tiger' tank parked just outside! The museum is compact and well laid out, while the military items keep your interest. Meanwhile, the staff,... More 

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Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

A lot has been said about the features and the excellence of the renovation works. What striked my mind was actually how we were welcomed and told goodbye. Welcomed by an unexpected story around the famous few days, the context, showcased by such a passionate person (checking in took 20 great minutes ). And greeted by Yvi a splendid way... More 

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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
Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Wallonia  >  The Ardennes  >  Liege Province  >  La Gleize

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