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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Jurgen Huibers
Jurgen Huibers

We're a family of five from the picturesque scenery of Belgium. Come along with us as we share stories from our journeys so far. And if you're curious about any of the places we've visited, don't hesitate to ask. Your dream European getaway is within reach, and we're here to make it extraordinary!

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