Curial town in the Battle of the Bulge, the last major German offensive of WWII on the western front. The American forces of the 101 Airborne held this critical crossroad which held up the Germans. The 101 did this against overwhelming odds. Famous phase "Nuts" was the American reply to the Germans when asked to surrender.
Located in the Ardenne forest. Most go for its historical and heroic events which occurred during WWII.
Bastogne today marks the end of the Liberty Road (French: La voie de la Liberté) that marks the path of liberating Allied forces. The road starts in Normandy.
- 1 Bastogne War Museum, Colline du Mardasson 5, 6600 Bastogne, ☏ , ✉ firstname.lastname@example.org. Daily except Monday, 9:30—18.30 or 19.00. The Bastogne War Museum covers WWII, from its origins up to autumn 1944, and then focuses on the Battle of the Bulge. Key events of the war and the combatants' ordeal are reproduced. Free parking. €14, discounts for seniors/children.
- 2 Bastogne Barracks, Route de la Roche 40, ☏ .
- 3 101st Airborne Museum, Avenue de la Gare 11, ☏ .
- 4 Gate of Trier, Place de la Porte de Trèves. This 14th century structure used to be one of several defense towers that surrounded the town.
- 5 Church of Saint-Pierre. Gothic church of which the oldest parts date back to the 9th century. It is the oldest and most important church of Bastogne.
- Wiltz and Clervaux — two Luxembourgish towns on the other side of the border.
- Arlon — the regional capital and one of the oldest cities in the country.