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Bastogne Barracks

Rue de La-Roche 40 | Caserne militaire, Bastogne 6600, Belgium
+32 61 24 21 24
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Historice HQ for the 101st Airborne Division during the Battle of the Bulge

Active Belgian military post with the 101st Airborne Division Command Post set up. They have... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
pdbollinger
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San Antonio, Texas
Excellent

A free tour of this active military base by a very knowledgeable soldier. Loads to see and very... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
ErnieTraveller
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North West
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01/01 >29/02 : Visit 14.00 Saturday - Sunday 01/03 > 31/03 & 01/10 >31/12 : Visit 14.00 Wednesday >Sunday 01/04 >30/09 : Visit 10.00 & 14.00 Wednesday >Sunday + 20 pers. > by appointment It was inside Bastogne Barracks, built in 1934, that Brigadier General McAuliffe replied ‘Nuts’ when the Germans demanded that he surrender during the Battle of the Bulge. His terse response came to symbolise the resistance of American soldiers when faced with the enemy. This has been a Royal Military Museum site since 2010, where visitors can view a large collection on the theme of the Battle of the Bulge as well as a unique and extensive range of Second World War vehicles.
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Rue de La-Roche 40 | Caserne militaire, Bastogne 6600, Belgium
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Active Belgian military post with the 101st Airborne Division Command Post set up. They have pictures from the war at the locations they were taken - not a lot has changed! Great historic site, led by Belgian military members, including English language tours! Highly recommended!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A free tour of this active military base by a very knowledgeable soldier. Loads to see and very informative. Well worth going.

2  Thank ErnieTraveller
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just an overall wonderful learning experience. There is so much to see and with the help of a very passionate guide, D’hoop Olivier, we were able to appreciate it all. Thank you!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is something you HAVE to see when you're touring the Ardennes! It tells a part of history during one of the biggest battles on the Western Front. And then there's the restoration area and the restored vehicles... ! Oh and, the guides are great,...More

3  Thank Kristof N
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you’ve traveled to Bastogne, you know the basics of WWII, who the Nazis were, and how the war came to be. You don’t need a museum to cover that for you. That’s why this museum is so nice: simple, basic, and on the site...More

2  Thank Ian W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a tour of where the American Army had it's headquarters in Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge. It is currently part of a Belgian Army base. You will stand in the room where the famous "Nuts" reply was given to the German...More

2  Thank chris h
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Battle of the Bulge is one the biggest, coldest, bloodiest battle of WW2, 19000 american troops killed, as many on the german side as well as 2500 civilian casualties, all of that on the period of 40 days. The city of Bastogne was at...More

2  Thank GalavantingPhilosoph
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is not a museum with a head set. This is a working barracks for the Belgium army. A real live person take you through McCauliffes rooms. His Engish is very good. At the end they show you a very cool collection of tanks and...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This venue (where the 101st Airborne was barracked during part of the Battle of the Bulge) is visit-worthy for two reasons: 1) You can visit the actual room where Gen. McAuliffe replied "NUTS" to the German offer of surrender 2) Excellent collection of WW II-period...More

1  Thank Patrick R
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bastogne Barracks is a museum with many WWII vehicles used by the US Army, the Brits and the Germans, including a Sherman tank with the 4th AD proudly proclaiming in bold letters: "First into Bastogne." (Note: the real one with the original lettering is in...More

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Response from alun n | Reviewed this property |
I went with a guide named Henri Mingon. He was excellent, apart from his great knowledge he was a child in the area during the battle and has first hand personal accounts. He has his own vehicle or you can use your own. He... More
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February 1, 2018|
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Response from Naty O | Reviewed this property |
The tour we attended was in English.
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Response from TravelingAmerican787 | Reviewed this property |
To tailgate off of Danieltay: ask for Henri to be your tour guide. He was born just outside of Bastogne. As a young boy, he witnessed the battle raging from afar.
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