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Verdun Battlefield

Verdun, France
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Ranked #2 of 14 attractions in Verdun
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Battlefields
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

You do not need to be a World War 1 historian to enjoy a visit to the Verdun area. Take the City Tour in the open air bus. Get on and off at several very interesting sites. A must is the Douaumont Ossuary at the National Cemetery. The trip cost €8 and the commentary is in English. Stroll along the... More

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Colmar, France
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74 reviews 74 reviews
32 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

A hundred years ago one of the greatest insanities in the history of the human race started its destruction of life and property over a large part of the planet. A young student with a febrile mind and ideas about changing something, shot the Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo, and all hell broke lose. Literally. If you go to Verdun... More

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Nieuwendijk, The Netherlands
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222 reviews 222 reviews
120 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

It is a very impressive experience to drive and hike through this area. Large parts of the former battlefield are kept as original as possible and the area with the many craters shows the total devastation that has occurred here. It is highly recommended to walk here, because there is a lot to see. Be sure to stay on the... More

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Stuttgart, Germany
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69 reviews 69 reviews
35 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

If you only see one attraction in Verdun make it the battlefield. The cemetery is overwhelming and the landscape is unreal. How did anyone survive this? I recommend it to military and non-military alike. The grounds alone are enough but you can also pay to go inside the memorial.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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66 reviews 66 reviews
21 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Be sure to visit the forts de Douanment and Froidterre. The ossuary tower is worth the climb. The memorial museum is closed for work right now, so check their website before planning a trip to avoid disappointment

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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
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147 reviews 147 reviews
38 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We took the laminated paper that the lady at the desk handed us. It was good to be able to time our tour based on what we wanted to look at in detail and not be herded through like a flock of sheep.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Visiting the battlefield was very eye opening. You are going back in time to what happened between countries when a country wants to exert their geopolitical influence. Just viewing the size of the cemetery, the surrounding area and towns, the needlessness of war and the lives it destroyed. It encompassed the futility of WWI. It is worth the trip to... More

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Most, Czech Republic
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

worth to visit, verdun town and surroundings, battlefield, cemetery..you will feel the history and desperation of war. there is not to much to tell about it, must see.

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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

The museum is closed for major refurbishment in time for the centenary of the main battle in 2016. Somewhat incongruous presence of picnic sites amongst the trenches and shell holes. The battlefield is largely wooded now and well kept. The destroyed villages are poignant.

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Nantes, France
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12 reviews 12 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Please check if the museum is open before you plan to visit it! We were there May 2014 and it was about to be significantly expanded -- perhaps in time for the 100th anniversary of the battle? Regardless, if the museum is important to you, verify this before you plan your trip. We say other things and had a very... More

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