- Guided tour and discovery
A completely renovated remembrance site, only a stone's throw from the French border, where Adolf Hitler stayed during the Second World War.
The little village of Brûly-de-Pesche, in the South of the Province of Namur, was chosen to be Hitler's headquarters for thee weeks in June 1940. The site was ideally located, only a few kilometres from France, nestled in a woodland. From there Hitler orchestrated his invasion of France.
Also known as the Wolf's Gorge (Wolfsschlucht), the site still bares the scars of Hitler's stay and has a concrete bunker with two armoured doors, as well as two Bavarian-style chalets in which the Fuhrer and his officers stayed.
A new exhibit to discover
The two pavilions present an exhibition on the events in the village and the local population from the invasion of Belgium to the departure of Hitler at the end of June 1940, It also features a large section on the occupation and the resistance.
Thanks to modern exhibiting techniques, touch screens, videos, films and educational signs ion three languages (French, Dutch and English), the exhibition gets right to the core of events that took place here all those years ago. Numerous objects and accounts from the inhabitants, resistance fighters or descendants, complete the exhibition.
Nearby, you can also discover the reconstructed Cagna (a forest shelter for resistance fighters), as well as pannels throughout the village retracing the story of Brûly-de-Pesche and its inhabitants.
Last entry 1 hours before closing time.
Booking required for groups
Information on the walk
- Visitor guide for groups
- Car parking