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“A discovery, MUST SEE”

Atlantic Wall Museum
Ranked #1 of 56 things to do in Ostend
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Muscat, Oman
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“A discovery, MUST SEE”
Reviewed February 16, 2013

We have been driving many times past this mysterious location, with canons facing the North Sea. So we finally decided to visit the place. Not so easy to reach, but when you are there, you are instantly timewarped in WW1 and 2. The site looks just like then, in a immaculate condition. Meters and meters of underground corridors connect the main places together. A magnificent testimonial of the Atlantic Wall...

Visited July 2012
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Alabama
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54 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Rommel's Atlantic Wall is amazing”
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.

Visited May 2012
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Scherpenheuvel, Belgium
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Must see”
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.

Visited August 2012
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Fascinating”
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.

Visited October 2012
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scotland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Very interesting and informative”
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!

Visited October 2012
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