Interpretation Center WWII - Bastogne Barracks

The Battle of the Bulge: a Climax

On December 16, 1944 the Germans launch their last major offensive in the West. Bastogne is a capital stake the Americans have to defend at all cost. On December 19, 1944 Brigade General Anthony McAuliffe, ad interin commander of the 101st Airborne Division arrives in Bastogne with his division and he establishes his headquarters at the Heintz Barracks. On December 22, 1944 he writes history: he anwers "Nuts" to the German troops encircling Bastogne and demanding surrender. His short but powerful statement becomes a turning point in the Battle of the Bulge.

Since 2010 BASTOGNE BARRACKS is an Interpretation Centre for the Second World War. Be sure to visit the "Nuts" basement illustrating a decisive step in the Battle of the Bulge, as well as the numerous exhibition galleries. Discover the "Vehicle Restoration Centre" giving Royal Military Museum vehicles a new lease of life.

Bastogne Barracks
Quartier Slt Heintz Rue de La Roche 40 - 6600 Bastogne

Admission: days and hours 
January and February: open on Saturday and Sunday - tour at 2 p.m.

March  till December: open from Wednesday till Sunday - tour at 2 p.m.

Groups over 20 visitors: upon reservation

Length of visit: 2 h

Information and bookings 
32 (0)61 24 21 24 or 32 (0)61 24 21 22 or bb.whi@skynet.be

 

Walking tour included in the price

 

Price (EUR)

Rates

Public

10,00  

Regular

19 and older

8,00

Reduced

Upon presentation of the concerned card

Youngsters aged 6 to18 

Students

Youth movements

Teachers

Members of Belgian Defence

Veterans

Members of foreign armed forces

Groups (from 15 visitors + max 2 accompanying adults)

Members WHI societies 

VIPO

 

 

8,00

 

4,00

Reduced

Group rate with Bastogne guide 

 

 

Group rate with official external guide

6,00

 

3,00

Reduced

Rate youths 6 to 18 with Bastogne guide

 

 

Rate youths 6 to 18 with official external guide

 

0,00

Free

Children under 6

0,00

Free

Upon presentation of the concerned card

Personnel WHI + 1 

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ICOM

Holders of a statute of national acknowledgment 

Press

Chairperson and Board members of WHI societies  + active staff + active volunteers (based upon an annual list  supplied by the chairpersons) 

Handicapped + buddy

Members of the WHI Board 

Members of the WHI Scientific Council  

Members of the WHI Heritage Council