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Bastogne War Museum in Belgium

The famous Mardasson Memorial in Bastogne flanked by a building dedicated to the Remembrance of the Second World War: The Bastogne War Museum. The bold architectural concept of the Museum welcomes visitors for a unique journey to the past.

Bastogne War Museum

The Bastogne War Museum experience allows the visitor to step back in time and understand the reality of the Battle of the Bulge. From the causes of the Battle to its dramatic consequences, the visitor will be immersed in an interactive experience.

The personal testimonies, the many authentic artifacts, the innovative scenography, and the experience-orientated approach (three scenovisions, 3D Multi-sensorial devices) make the forthcoming Bastogne War Museum a must see.

Using up-to-date, interactive displays, the museum track puts the causes, events and consequences of the Second World War in context, through the prism of the Battle of the Bulge. As well as displaying numerous artifacts from the Ardennes offensive, including at least three tanks, the museum is strong on interpretation, explaining the context of the battle and the causes, significance and consequences of the Second World War as a whole.

The vast space is pack with hi-tech, interactive displays and 3D projections, and tells the story of the Battle of the Bulge from the perspective of two soldiers (one American, one German), as well as a local teacher and a teenager who lived through the onslaught that devastated their town. In one recreated scene, visitors will enter a dimly lit tavern to experience the heavy bombing of Bastogne over Christmas 1944.

Mardasson Memorial

It is located next to the Mardasson Memorial. In the form of a five-pointed American star inscribed with the names of all the American states, the Mardasson Memorial was designed by the architect Georges Dedoyard, to honor the memory of the 76,890 American soldiers killed, wounded or missing in the Battle of the Bulge.

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