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Lange Max Museum

Clevenstraat 2, Koekelare 8680, Belgium
+32 475 58 50 51
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Absolutely Fantastic!

This museum comes highly recommended! We’ve visited Ypres and all the British front museums and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
5TomS5
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Excellent visit today. We arrived 2 hours before opening as weren’t sure of opening hours. Local... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2018
L3702JGpauld
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The Lange Max Museum is a must-see place for the World War I tourist on the German side of the western frontline. The farmyard is the centre of this curtural and touristic location. A long lane takes you from the farmyard to the remains of the artillerie platform of the former German cannon 'Lange Max'. In a brand new contemporary museum, the visitor learns all about the huge cannon that was designed to bombard Dunkirk. The German occupation of Koekelare gets full attention. A unique exhibition tells you all about the organisation behind the frontline. The production of army goods ran at full speed in Koekelare. The little bakehouse still contains traces of the German presence and is redesignated as a multi-media room. You can relax on a cosy terrace enjoying a 'Kanonbier' or homemade pancakes.
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Hours Today: 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Clevenstraat 2, Koekelare 8680, Belgium
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum comes highly recommended! We’ve visited Ypres and all the British front museums and attractions but Lange Max provides a great perspective of the German front and life in Belgium whilst occupied by Germany in WW1. Would recommend the audio guide. The facts and...More

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Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

Excellent visit today. We arrived 2 hours before opening as weren’t sure of opening hours. Local cafe rang owner who promptly turned up. He then gave us a personal tour of the museum and all its exhibits. He was very informative and all 10 of...More

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Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

The museum comprises a few buildings some of which date to WW1. The main museum provides information about life on the German side of the line and about the impact of occupation on the population. The centre piece is the scale model of Lange Max,...More

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Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Excellent, the only museum here that gives information over the Germans during great war! Nice guide. Passionate

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Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Shows a great deal of information from the German side. Didn't have long to visit but will definitely return and spend more time there.

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Reviewed 23 February 2017

We were looking for new museums is the area as we have visited many times before and found this little gem. The museum is very informative and with the headphones and info in english it is a most interesting experience. The staff were so helpful...More

1  Thank Alison C
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Reviewed 23 September 2016

We visited this museum on September 21st. In front of the museum is a free parking lot. There is an entrance fee with or without audio guide. When we visited there was a temporary exhibit about the consequences of the flooding (inundation) by the Belgian...More

Thank AmarilisVos
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Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Is was nice to once see ww1 from the german side, nice museum ! We will come back and visit other museums in the area !

Thank Charles G
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Reviewed 20 May 2016

Even though the museum is named after a big canon, it excels in telling the story of (extra)ordinary people during the first world war and the role of Koekelare for the germans. You can visit a replica of the canon between cows in the field....More

Thank Pieter M
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Reviewed 19 May 2016

I wanted to go there since a while and I was not desapointed. The museum is very well done, It is not only about the Lange Max Gun but also about the life of the locals and the Germans living there during WW1. You will...More

Thank Claude V
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