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Bastogne Barracks

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Excellent enlightenment from Eric on „Nuts“ and Barracks

After our guided Battle of the Bulge tour, we visited the Bastogne Barracks, sight of General... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
carolynnell
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Cologne, Germany
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Battle of the Bulge

Stepping back in history. This place is so alive with history! The Belgians have done such a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
johnrQ6285FU
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Cadiz, Kentucky
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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...more
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Rue de La-Roche 40 | Caserne militaire, Bastogne 6600, Belgium
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After our guided Battle of the Bulge tour, we visited the Bastogne Barracks, sight of General McAuliffe‘s famous „Nuts“ response to the Germans request for surrender during WW2. It was free but as of 1 January 2019, I understand there will be a charge for...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank carolynnell
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stepping back in history. This place is so alive with history! The Belgians have done such a marvelous job of preserving historical artifacts for WWII. The displays are well set and several languages are in print so you can understand the magnitude of this terrible...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 7, 2018

This tour was so very interesting and was guided by a knowledgeable Belgium soldier. The facility is home to dozens of tanks, and also has a facility that repairs and rebuilds many others. The tour is free and is a must see if you are...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank catherder1
Reviewed November 25, 2018

Two memorable hours in a fantastic place. Perfect, philological models - human size - in a wonderful reenactment of the famosus siege. An infinity of real weapons of that battle and... one of the most astounding collection of tanks in the whole Europe. Guides in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 22, 2018 via mobile

Simply a outstanding tour. The collection of period equipment is fantastic! I am a military history freak and I learned more in two hour with the guide than I have reading the 4 books I read in preparation for this trip. Would be kid friendly...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank TFillgrove
Reviewed November 21, 2018 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic place. Very good guided tour of the barracks including the vehicle restoration centre. Great to see knowledgeable and passionate people looking after and restoring military history. Not to be missed when visiting the area

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

in active military camp 14u free guided tour Eng FR NL by militarily officers duration 2u30min with a full explication of the battles

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 5, 2018

As an avid lover of military history, this was a remarkable place to visit. Standing on important ground, and seeing what those men saw brings everything into perspective. At two hours for nothing at all, this is a must-see.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed November 3, 2018

There are two things that make the Bastogne Barracks special: the uniformed mannekins are portraying events that actually happened in the spaces in which they are displayed and they have an outstanding collection of WW2 tanks. You don't have to be a tank nerd to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Going_Somewhere_Else
Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit a lot. It was very interesting to hear some of the stories of the veterans and the collection of vehicules was amazing. They have a tour in french and one in English ! The entrance is free and thats amazing :o

Date of experience: November 2018
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Response from alunn636 | 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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Response from Naty O | Reviewed this property |
The tour we attended was in English.
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April 30, 2017|
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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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