Bastogne Barracks: Allied Headquarters During the Battle of the Bulge

The Heintz Barracks in Bastogne served as the headquarters of the "101st Airborne" with commander General McAuliffe during the famous Battle of the Bulge. This battle was the last major German offensive campaign on the Western Front during World War II.

Bastogne Barracks, museum Battle of the Bulge in Bastogne

Bastogne Barracks, museum Battle of the Bulge in Bastogne

On December 22, 1944, General McAuliffe made history by pronouncing the famous "Nuts" in response to the request for surrender by the Germans who surrounded the city. At the Bastogne Barracks you can visit the “Nuts” cellar, which illustrates this central episode of the Battle of the Bulge.

Bastogne Barracks, museum Battle of the Bulge in Bastogne

Besides the “Nuts” cellar, the Bastogne Barracks houses a very impressive collection of armored vehicles. This collection includes army trucks and tanks(Sherman, Tiger) which are kept in perfect condition by the Vehicle Restoration Centre. When you're visiting Bastogne and want to learn more of the Battle of the Bulge, the Bastogne Barracks is a highly recommended place.

Location Bastogne Barracks: Rue de La-Roche 40, 6600 Bastogne, Belgium.

Website: bastogne-barracks.be

Bastogne Barracks, museum Battle of the Bulge in Bastogne


Bastogne Barracks, museum Battle of the Bulge in Bastogne


Bastogne Barracks, museum Battle of the Bulge in Bastogne


Bastogne Barracks, museum Battle of the Bulge in Bastogne


Bastogne Barracks, museum Battle of the Bulge in Bastogne


Bastogne Barracks, museum Battle of the Bulge in Bastogne

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The Heintz Barracks in Bastogne served as the headquarters of the "101st Airborne" with commander General McAuliffe during the fam...

Reichenbachfall: Famous for the Final Struggle Between Holmes and Moriarty

The Reichenbachfall near Meiringen in Switzerland is where Sherlock Holmes and Prof Moriarty fell to their deaths after an epic struggle at the Waterfalls. A funicular will take you to the base of the 250m high waterfall. The observation platform here offers an spectacular view of the Reichenbachfall and the Hasli Valley. 

Reichenbachfall: final struggle Holmes and Moriarty at waterfall in Switzerland

From this viewing platform you can also see the place where the famous scene of the battle took place. You can reach this location by following a hiking trail which will bring you to the other side of the waterfall. This trail also leads to the upper parts of the Reichenbachfall which offers more amazing views. 

Location funicular: 3860 Schattenhalb, Switzerland (parking lot at Aareschluchtstrasse) 

Reichenbachfall: final struggle Holmes and Moriarty at waterfall in Switzerland

Reichenbachfall: final struggle Holmes and Moriarty at waterfall in Switzerland

Reichenbachfall: final struggle Holmes and Moriarty at waterfall in Switzerland

Reichenbachfall: final struggle Holmes and Moriarty at waterfall in Switzerland

Reichenbachfall: final struggle Holmes and Moriarty at waterfall in Switzerland

Reichenbachfall: final struggle Holmes and Moriarty at waterfall in Switzerland


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The Reichenbachfall near Meiringen in Switzerland is where Sherlock Holmes and Prof Moriarty fell to their deaths after an epic struggle at ...

Ride a Steam Train to the Top of the Brienzer Rothorn

The Brienz Rothorn Bahn is located in the Bernese Oberland in Switzerland and is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the region. This cogwheel steam locomotive pushes the red wagons in about an hour to the top of the Brienzer Rothorn at 2244m above sea level.
 
Brienz Rothorn Bahn steam train in Swiss Alps

Brienz Rothorn Bahn steam train in Swiss Alps

Your journey starts at Brienz, during the 7,6km to the top you'll ride through forests and meadows offering magnificents views in a comfortable wagon. After reaching the station you can walk to the top of the Brienzer Rothorn and enjoy the stunning views of the Swiss Alps and the turquoise colored Lake Brienz.

Brienz Rothorn Bahn steam train in Swiss Alps

Brienz Rothorn Bahn steam train in Swiss Alps

Brienz Rothorn Bahn steam train in Swiss Alps

You can find here also a restaurant with viewing platform or you can spend the night on the top of the mountain in Hotel Rothorn Kulm. 

Location station: Hauptstrasse 149, 3855 Brienz, Zwitserland.

Brienz Rothorn Bahn steam train in Swiss Alps

Brienz Rothorn Bahn steam train in Swiss Alps

Brienz Rothorn Bahn steam train in Swiss Alps

Brienz Rothorn Bahn steam train in Swiss Alps

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The Brienz Rothorn Bahn is located in the Bernese Oberland in Switzerland and is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the region. ...

A Picture-Postcard View from Allmendhubel in Switzerland

Allmendhubel in Mürren is an excellent place to visit for families and hikers. Located at 1907 m above sea level, it can be easily reached by using the funicular from Mürren. The top does not only offer fantastic views of the Alps, but has also a great playground and a restaurant with terrace. Hikers can find here different hiking trails. One of them is the Mürren Mountain View Trail which is suitable for families and offers splendid views.

Combine a visit to Allmendhubel and Mürren with a visit to the Schilthorn for an unforgettable and thrilling experience.

Allmendhubel in Mürren, Switzerland


Allmendhubel in Mürren, Switzerland


Allmendhubel in Mürren, Switzerland


Allmendhubel in Mürren, Switzerland


Allmendhubel in Mürren, Switzerland


Allmendhubel in Mürren, Switzerland

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Allmendhubel in Mürren is an excellent place to visit for families and hikers. Located at 1907 m above sea level, it can be easily reached b...

Have a Picnic in a Cozy Cocoon

Designed by artist Will Beckers, Corpus invites you for a picnic in an unique location. The installation consists of thousand metal plates and wooden branches. Inside Corpus you sit wonderfully together in a cozy cocoon that blends in its surroundings.

Corpus in Kattevennen, National Park in Belgium

Will Beckers: "A multitude of green trees grow between the metal elements. These plants manifest themselves between and over the metal elements and thus form a natural green forest room. This green skin gives an extra dimension to the concept of CORPUS, it embodies an unpredictable future. The dimension Time will find a balance between the presence of greenery and sculpture. "

Corpus in Kattevennen, National Park in Belgium

The monumental organically shaped work is located in an open circular space in the forest of Kattevennen in Genk. This is also one of the six entrance gates to the National Park of Belgium.

Corpus in Kattevennen, National Park in Belgium


Corpus in Kattevennen, National Park in Belgium


Corpus in Kattevennen, National Park in Belgium

Location: Planetariumweg 18 - 19, 3600 Genk, Belgium.


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Designed by artist Will Beckers, Corpus invites you for a picnic in an unique location. The installation consists of thousand metal plates a...

Handeckfall Suspension Bridge in Guttannen

Located next to the Gelmerbahn, the Handeckfall Bridge in Guttannen connects the funicular with Hotel Handeck. The suspension bridge is 70 m long and offers beautiful views of the Handeck waterfall. The waterfall itself lies on the River Aare, it plunges 45 m down into a gorge.

Location Gelmerbahn and Handeckfall Bridge: Am Grimselpass, 3864 Guttannen, Switzerland.

Website Gelmerbahn: www.grimselwelt.ch/en/transport-lift/gelmer

Handeckfall Suspension Bridge in Guttannen, Bernese Oberland in Switzerland


Handeckfall Suspension Bridge in Guttannen, Bernese Oberland in Switzerland


Handeckfall Suspension Bridge in Guttannen, Bernese Oberland in Switzerland


Handeckfall Suspension Bridge in Guttannen, Bernese Oberland in Switzerland


Handeckfall Suspension Bridge in Guttannen, Bernese Oberland in Switzerland


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Located next to the Gelmerbahn , the Handeckfall Bridge in Guttannen connects the funicular with Hotel Handeck. The suspension bridge is 70 ...

Gelmersee: a Glacial Lake in Switzerland

The Gelmersee is a hydroelectric reservoir located in the Bernese Oberland region in Switzerland. This beautiful turquoise colored lake is surrounded by snow-capped peaks and colorful wild flowers. Gelmersee lies at 1,850 m (6,070 ft) above sea level, it can be reached by a trail going up the mountain or the by famous Gelmerbahn. This is the second steepest funicular in the world and has an maximum inclination of 106%.

Gelmersee: a Glacial Lake in Switzerland

Around the lake is a 4,5 km long trail which you can follow, the walk takes approximately two hours. It's possible to do the hike with children, however it's not suitable for a stroller.

Location Gelmerbahn: Am Grimselpass, 3864 Guttannen, Switzerland.

Website Gelmerbahn: www.grimselwelt.ch/en/transport-lift/gelmer

Gelmersee: a Glacial Lake in Switzerland


Gelmersee: a Glacial Lake in Switzerland


Gelmersee: a Glacial Lake in Switzerland


Gelmersee: a Glacial Lake in Switzerland


Gelmersee: a Glacial Lake in Switzerland


Gelmersee: a Glacial Lake in Switzerland


Gelmersee: a Glacial Lake in Switzerland


Gelmersee: a Glacial Lake in Switzerland


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The Gelmersee is a hydroelectric reservoir located in the Bernese Oberland region in Switzerland. This beautiful turquoise colored lake is s...