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Discover historic reconstructions, testimonies, archive documents, museums and iconic sites in Wallonia to better understand the impact of WW2 in the region.
 

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  • Spitfire Memorial Museum
    Florennes

    Spitfire Memorial Museum

    Located in the aerodrome buildings, the museum displays a 1944 MK XIV Spitfire as well as various aircraft that have figured prominently in the Belgian Air force. The museum also covers the history of the aerodrome and the squadrons that were based there.
  • Eben-Emael fort
    Eben-Emael

    Eben-Emael fort

    Back in 1940, the main obstacle facing the northern prong of the German attack on Belgium was the city of Liège, protected by a newly upgraded ring of 12 forts. The most formidable of these was Eben-Emael, 20 miles north-east of the city, which was designed to prevent a crossing of the River Meuse and the Albert Canal.
  • Bastogne War Museum: a WW2 commemorative centre
    Bastogne

    Bastogne War Museum: a WW2 commemorative centre

    This cultural centre, dedicated to the second world war, offers an incredible immersion into the Battle of the Bulge. 4 characters, civilians and soldiers, guide the visitors through the galleries, sharing their story as they go along. An interactive, modern presentation sure to wow children and adults alike.
  • MMM: Mons Mémorial Museum
    Mons

    MMM: Mons Mémorial Museum

    The city of the Doudou invites you to discover the MMM or Mons Memorial Museum: a new cultural space retracing its story through the two world wars.
  • Hitler's Bunker in Bruly-de-Pesche
    Brûly-de-Pesche

    Hitler's Bunker in Bruly-de-Pesche

    A completely renovated remembrance site, only a stone's throw from the French border, where Adolf Hitler stayed during the Second World War.
  • Baugnez 44 Historical Center: a museum dedicated to the Battle of the Bulge
    Malmedy

    Baugnez 44 Historical Center: a museum dedicated to the Battle of the Bulge

    The Baugnez 44 Historical Center is considered one of the most beautiful of the Battle of the Bulge museums.
  • Musée du Souvenir 40/45: a WW2 memorial space in Perwez
    Perwez

    Musée du Souvenir 40/45: a WW2 memorial space in Perwez

    The Musée du Souvenir 40-45, created by history lovers, will immerse you in the Second World War and tell you what happened in the Walloon Brabant region.
  • Henri-Chapelle American cemetery (Homboug)
    Hombourg

    Henri-Chapelle American cemetery (Homboug)

    American memorial and cemetery where almost 8000 soldiers are buried and 450 missing soldiers are honoured.
  • Museum 40-44 Lieutenant Cook
    Monceau-Imbrechies

    Museum 40-44 Lieutenant Cook

    Like many young Belgians, 12-year-old Paul Delahaye was thrilled by the arrival of the American liberators. After the war, je collected memorabilia connected with the battle, bought the barn where Lieutenant Cook died and created a museum dedicated to this American hero.
  • Musée de la 1ere Armée Française
    Cortil-Noirmont

    Musée de la 1ere Armée Française

    Assembled by private collectors, this museum provides an overview of the deployment of the Belgian, French and British armed forces as part of the Dyle plan, with a large collection of weapons, maps and documents. The displays underline the importance of the battle of Gembloux, emphasising the sacrifice of the French a
  • Neuville-en-Condroz American Military Cemetery
    Neupré

    Neuville-en-Condroz American Military Cemetery

    The Ardennes American Cemetery can be found in the commune of Neupré in Belgium. This site is part of 14 WW2 American cemeteries created outside the US. 5,328 American soldiers are buried in this particular one.
  • The fort of Boggess (Bastogne)
    Bastogne

    The fort of Boggess (Bastogne)

    South of Bastogne is the Fort of Boggess: an important location in the Battle of the Bulge, which helped with liberating the city during WW2.
  • German Military Cemetery
    Bastogne

    German Military Cemetery

    Located near Bastogne, the Recogne military cemetery contains the remains of 6,807 German soldiers having died during the Battle of the Bulge (WW2). 
  • Fort de Pontisse | Near Liège
    Herstal

    Fort de Pontisse | Near Liège

    Built in 1888 by General Henri-Alexis Brialmont, Fort Pontisse is one of the twelve forts that made up the Fortified Position of Liège.
  • The 1940 French Cavalary Corps museum
    Jandrain-Jandrenouille

    The 1940 French Cavalary Corps museum

    Led by General Blanchard, General Prioux' regiment was tasked to help organise the First Army. This event, which took place in May 1940, was the first WW2 battle with tanks.
  • The fort of Battice
    Battice

    The fort of Battice

    Just 17 km from the border, the fort of Battice was one of the first locations attacked by the German army on May 10, 1940. Built in the 30s, this garrison sheltered 750 men, of which 34 lost their life the first 12 days of the siege.
  • MaquiStory | Historial de la Résistance et de la Seconde Guerre Mondiale
    Silly

    MaquiStory | Historial de la Résistance et de la Seconde Guerre Mondiale

    In the heart of the village of Saint-Marcoult, the site of the Resistance of the Second World War, you'll discover the MaquiStory museum.
  • Fort of Barchon | Liège
    Barchon

    Fort of Barchon | Liège

    This is one of the 12 forts built by General Brialmont around Lièges. Together with Pontisse on the other side of the Meuse, it was the farther north of Liège.
  • The Huy fortress and memorial
    Huy

    The Huy fortress and memorial

    While visiting the region of Huy, make sure to visit this fort, a real memorial to the second world war. Its museum retraces its history as a concentration camp.
  • Mardasson Memorial
    Bastogne - Mardasson
    Bastogne

    Mardasson Memorial

    Inaugurated on July 16, 1950, the Mardasson war memorial celebrates the lasting friendship between Belgium and the US, brought together by their victory during the Battle of the Bulge in December 1944-January 1945.
  • 101st Airborne Museum
    Bastogne

    101st Airborne Museum

    In the heart of Bastogne, this museum features a rich collection of objects from the Second World War, the Battle of the Bulge...
  • Bulge Relics Museum
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    Vielsalm

    Bulge Relics Museum

    Just 7 km from the centre of Vielsalm, this museum exhibiting relics from the Battle of the Bulge was put together by a passionate family.
  • Musée du Souvenir Mai 1940
    Haut-Le-Wastia

    Musée du Souvenir Mai 1940

    Haut-le-Wastia was the first village in the path of the German tanks after they had crossed the Meuse near Dinant. The Museum, spread across three floors of the old school, concentrates on the three-day battle in the area.
  • December '44 Historical Museum
    Stoumont

    December '44 Historical Museum

    Discover the Battle of the Bulge through a large collection of artefacts. This museum focuses on the events having taken place around La Gleize, with beautifully staged scenes.
  • The Belgian Commando Battalions museum in Flawinne
    Flawinne

    The Belgian Commando Battalions museum in Flawinne

    The Commando Museum in Flawinne retraces the story this Belgian elite fighting force, from its creation in 1942 to today. Visitors can learn about the many military campaigns the soldiers took part in and see the equipment, weapons and vehicles used by the battalions.
  • Bastogne Barracks - a fascinating WW2 interpretation centre
    Bastogne

    Bastogne Barracks - a fascinating WW2 interpretation centre

    The former US headquarters set up by legendary General McAuliffe in December 1944 is now a WW2 interpretation centre.
  • The 'Battle of the Ardennes' Museum
    La Roche-En-Ardenne

    The 'Battle of the Ardennes' Museum

    The Battle of the Bulge Museum's impressive collections, spread over 3 floors, are fully dedicated to the history of the Second World War.
  • Manhay History 44 Museum
    Manhay

    Manhay History 44 Museum

    The museum vividly tells the story of the Battle of Manhay (part of the Battle of the Bulge) from 23 December 1944 to the liberation of the last villages in January 1945.
  • Remember Museum 39-45
    Clermont

    Remember Museum 39-45

    This museum,created by Marcel and Mathilde Schmetz, is a place of remembrance dedicated to the 1st US Infantry Division in the region of Liege