Mardasson Memorial
Mardasson Memorial
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Kelly B
Iowa4,371 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Family
This is worth a quick look after or before visiting the Bastogne War Museum, which is right next door. Unfortunately, there’s an unsightly fence around the entire thing, and you can’t get near it, or climb upstairs. Pity, because I would imagine the view is pretty good.
Written March 10, 2023
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Jeff K
Pittsburgh, PA1,977 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
We were there on September 22 and the entire perimeter was roped off. You couldn’t go inside although it was somewhat impressive from a distance. I agree wholeheartedly with the last reviewer about the weeds. That was very disappointing.

The Memorial is part of the Bastogne War Museum.
Written September 23, 2023
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AllKnowMother
Earth241 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2012 • Couples
Absolutely no signs on the roads leading to that important memorial site. We used the GPS but the Belgian authorities are responsible for that and supposed to put signs.

Very impressing monument, memorising very saddening events.

After all what the American soldiers sacrificed here for liberating Belgium, it is shocking to see the disrespect of the Belgian authorities for that place. There are restrooms on site an guess what, they take money for using the restrooms. Not only do they take money, there are no paper towels to dry your hands, one dirty disgusting fabric towel is hanging there and the paper towels dispenser is empty. I didn't touch that disgusting towel and used toilet paper to dry my hands and the woman that takes money looked at me with angry face and pointed at the dirty towel. I said to her that it's not hygienic and that we are in 2012, not in the Middle Ages. Do you understand ?
Almost 77,000 American soldiers killed, injured or reported missing lost their world in order to free these Belgians from the Nazis and saved them and their country from a total disaster and now, the Belgians take money at restrooms from people that come to that important site in order to honor the American heroes. What a huge chick must they have in order to dare behaving that way. The Belgians should be grateful for ever and should make any possible effort in order to honor what the Americans did for them and the visitors that come to honor the American soldiers. What a shame !!
Written July 10, 2012
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WebWestward
Düsseldorf, Germany48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Mardasson Memorial was erected to honour the American soldiers that were killed during the Battle of the Bulge in December 1944. It is a very impressive building with wonderful views of the Ardennes countryside. It was so peaceful when we visited that it was hard to believe what had occured here over 60 years ago.
The Bastogne Historical Centre excellently explains what happened. The visitor gets a hand-held speaker (English, French, German and Dutch commentaries) that can be used at one's own speed.
Definitely worth visiting!
Written October 30, 2007
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Rather_Nomadic
Panama City, FL1,921 contributions
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Nov 2011 • Couples
I wrote this review to refute the only "bad" rating about this memorial. Personally, I found the memorial well done and well supported by the Belgians. I have always felt like the Belgian people are some of the warmest, most inviting people in all of Europe. Visiting this memorial and Bastogne did nothing to tarnish that image. Also, you can climb a spiral staircase and walk around the top of the memorial too.
Written October 10, 2012
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marlene55
inverness1 contribution
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Having just returned from Belgium after seeing relatives. We (mam, husband and myself). We travelled to Bastogne, to see the Battle grounds of the Ardenne. We arrived at the Mardasson War MemorialMy mum who is originally from Belgium can remember the 2nd Infantry division in Hasselt where she lived
going through Hasselt to get to the Bastogne region, she said it went on for days and nights on end, when we got to the memorial
it was upsetting for her because she said that she know some of the men from that Division, not knowing whether they lived or died and also that you could hear the noise of the big guns in Hasselt. To think all those men who died mgive their lives so that we could live, The Historical Centre was very interesting, well worth the visit, very informative, although upsetting, I was pleased I went and saw for myself. The people from the town of Bastogne were very helpful.
Written July 19, 2008
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David L
Melbourne, Australia199 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
I walked from the centre of town an easy 35 min (Im 65) through the sublime countryside too the memorial in the shape of a start (from overhead) A tribute to US forces in the severe battle and liberation of the area. Take time to read the inscriptions on the walls and climb the staircase too the top for an outstanding view of the days gone by battle field NOTE do not miss the crypt withe separate entrance 80 meters from memorial Free parking available no entrance fees
Written October 30, 2019
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MarkMac
Dorset, England93 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Family
Wow, what a truly amazing and impressive monument one of the very best that I have visited, it’s absolutely enormous and you have to visit it to truly appreciate the size and impact, photo’s really cannot do it justice. The American divisions involved in the Battle of The Bulge/The Ardennes are listed, together with the US States that they came from and on the inside the story of the battle is written on the columns which you follow as you walk around the inside of the monument. It’s hard not to be moved by this place, just stand there, read, move slowly, feel it and pay your respects to all those involved……….
Written October 20, 2017
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kathryn w
Rugby, UK15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2012 • Couples
The Mardasson Memorial is located near Bastogne. It honours the memory of the 76,890 American soldiers who were wounded, missing or killed during the Battle of the Bulge. The memorial is in the form of a five-pointed American star.

Dont miss the nearby Wood of Peace. The 4,000 trees making up this wood were planted for the 50th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge. They were dedicated to the American veterans who fought in the Ardennes, Belgian combatants and all the civilians and military who died in the winter of 1944-45
Written September 28, 2012
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ABK728
Lancaster, NY22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2011 • Solo
Contrary to another review I read, I found the memorial very easy to find from the roadside signs. It's perhaps a mile or two outside of the town of Bastogne built on a hill overlooking the surrounding countryside. The star shaped memorial to the American soldiers who fought here during the Battle of the Ardennes has tributes to all fifty states and to each branch and division of the armed forces that were represented. I went early in the morning so I was practically alone in my observance. The visitor's center was being rebuilt during my visit so I was only able to examine the monument and the chapels beneath. Visitors are able to climb to the top of the monument for excellent views of the area. Hopefully I will return to Bastogne one day and visit again when the visitors center is open.
Written July 13, 2012
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