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The Mardasson war memorial

  • The Mardasson war memorial
  • Monument

Just outside Bastogne, one of the finest American war memorials in Europe sits on Mardasson Hill. Inaugurated on July 16, 1950, the star-shaped structure honours the nearly 77,000 Americans who were killed, wounded or went missing in action during the battle.

The monument is shaped as a five-pointed American star with 31 metres sides. The story of the event is engraved in gold letters on the walls of the open gallery. A spiral staircase takes the visitors to the top of the memorial. The panoramic view of the region features each of the defensive positions held during the city's siege. The crypt, carved in the rocks directly and decorated with French artist Fernand Leger's mosaic, shelters a Protestant, Catholic and Jewish altars.


For more information, contact the Maison du Tourisme du Pays de Bastogne, Place McAuliffe, 6600 Bastogne - tel: 0033 61 21 27 11 - fax: 0033 61 21 27 25.
No guided tour.
Access:
> By road: E25 road, exit 53 and 53; N4, N34 or N15
> By train: Libramont station then  Libramont/Bastogne or Liège/Athus bus

 

Price

Free access to the site

Facilities

Equipement

  • Car parking
  • Parking

Animals

    Pets allowed

    Additional information

    Parking busYes
    Secure ParkingYes
    The information provided is an indication only. We advise you to inquire directly with the organisers of the event that interests you before you leave.