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December 44 Historical Museum

Rue de l'Eglise 7, La Gleize 4987, Belgium
+32 80 78 51 91
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Professional, small museum

Museum items are very well displayed and lighted. The structure of the exhibition is also perfect... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hermann W
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Jyvaskyla, Finland
A superb museum

The collection the museum holds is unrivalled anywhere else in the Ardennes. Given the savage... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jon S
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Amesbury, United Kingdom
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The December 44 Museum is located in the hearth of the Belgian Ardennes, in the village of La Gleize, where the Battle of the Bulge was fought, on the northern part of the offensive. Surrounded by American airborne, armored and infantry forces, 800 German survivors of the 1st Panzer SS, a "Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler" elite division, lead by Peiper, fled on Christmas Eve leaving behind 135 armoured vehicles including the 69 tonne King Tiger tank, still visible at the museum.The museum accurately recounts these tragic events through one of the most important collection in Europe, most of it collected on the very battlefield where it was fought.
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Rue de l'Eglise 7, La Gleize 4987, Belgium
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+32 80 78 51 91
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Museum items are very well displayed and lighted. The structure of the exhibition is also perfect. To be honest, museum is small and there is not that much to see, but still I was very impressed how professionally the museum is maintained. Stories behind the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The collection the museum holds is unrivalled anywhere else in the Ardennes. Given the savage battles that took place in the village it is great they have paid tribute to those who fought with such a well thought out and easily accessible museum. The King...More

Thank Jon S
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Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

Having been keen to see the King Tiger for a few years, we decided to stop here on our way back from our Dams tour and were not disappointed. The tank itself has been kept well and you can still see the odd shell hole...More

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Reviewed 29 May 2018

Unfortunately we were in the area on a day the museum was closed. But what a site to see when you drive into the village and see a Tiger Tank sitting next to the roadway! Wish we could have toured the museum but the Tiger...More

Thank Rick T
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Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Went specifically to see the king tiger but were amazed and impressed with the museum. An excellent display of the wartime memorial to the battle of the bulge. The displays are truly world class with an attention to detail rarely seen. Well done to all...More

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Reviewed 28 May 2018

Visited as part of a battlefield tour reviewing the actions of the Battle of the Bulge. The museum is located in La Gleize where Jochen Peiper's SS tank battle group were literally stopped in their tracks by the Allies in December 1944. There is a...More

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Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

Just seeing the Tiger tank alone is amazing, but a full tour of the brilliant museum is highly recommended. We were impressed by the quality of the layout and the fascinating and moving stories throughout the exhibition. Well worth the entry fee of €7.50 per...More

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Reviewed 29 April 2018

This is a great museum to visit. The stand out is the King Tiger at the front. Spent about 10 minutes looking at it before heading in. The staff are friendly and helpful. The gentleman at the front counter spoke little English but we managed....More

Thank Geoff T
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

This museum is a little gem, really gets to the essence of the Battle of the Bulge and you can spend a couple of hours here. The guy on reception is very friendly and helpful, he doesn't speak much English so you have to speak...More

Thank Hugh F
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Especially interesting for (sons and daughters of) WWII veterans and those who are interested in what went on during the Battle of the Bulge in December 1944 when the snow conditions were atrocious.

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TripAdvisor won't; allow a link. the online store is at ardennes44 . c o m they have many items online
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Donald F
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Yes you can purchase some of the items on line. TripAdvisor won't let us send HTML address but if you google Ardennes44, you'll find us. Don't hesitate to let us know if you look for something specific. Regards, Michel
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