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“Rommel's Atlantic Wall is amazing”

Atlantic Wall Museum
Ranked #1 of 67 things to do in Ostend
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Reviewed January 13, 2013

In 2012, my wife and I visited the Atlantic Wall and Museum in Ostende, Belgium. The tour is amazing and well worthwhile when in the area. This is part of the Atlantic Wall which was constructed prior to and during WWII to prevent an invasion of Europe by Allied forces by the Germans, and overseen by Field Marshall, Erwin Rommel. The site consists of honeycombs of tunnels and bunkers facing the English channel as well as gun emplacements which remain today.You gain a unique perspective of this place where the Germans looked out over the Channel anticipating the Allied Invasion as they did. The Museum is adjacent to the tunnels and bunkers and contains books and other displays related to the history of the Wall.There is considerable walking involved and those with fear of enclosed places need to take note.

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Reviewed October 20, 2012

Very complete and informative museum about the great world war and the second world war. Really worth. Also the home of Prince Charles and the Museum of the Belgian monarchy is worth.

Thank Marc F
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Reviewed October 12, 2012

I saw this place whilst travelling on the Kusttram, so stopped off to have a look.

Fascinating history with an informative audio guide (included in the entrance fee). I was aware of the Atlantic Wall, but not of the WWI defences - and had no idea that so much of it was well preserved.

Well worth a visit.

Thank davidrichards69
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Reviewed October 10, 2012

Had a great couple of hours here, cycled out from Oostende along promenade. Well run informative site, watch out for low roofs in tunnels!

Thank fiss
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Reviewed August 27, 2012

There were three musuems; one of the Atlantic Wall, another one about the regent's house and one about a village that had ceased to exist. We were lucky that there was a medieval fair at the time we came to visit. It was quite interesting to find out how people lived and acted in those days. I also enjoyed exploring the Atlantic Wall. Those Germans knew how to build solidly and it was interesting to learn more about WWII.

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