A high place of the Battle of the Bulge.
On December 16, 1944, the Germans launched their last major offensive in the west. Bastogne is a goal of paramount importance that Americans must defend at all costs. A
Brigadier General Anthony McAuliffe, Acting Commander of the 101st Airborne Division, arrived on 19 December 1944 in Bastogne with his division and set up his headquarters in the Second Lieutenant Barracks Heintz. On December 22, 1944, he enters history by pronouncing the famous “Nuts” in response to the request for surrender of the Germans who encircle the city. This
Negative and brief reply will have a major impact on the outcome of the Battle of the Bulge. Since 2010, BASTOGNE BARRACKS has been converted into Interpretation Center of the Second
World War. Do not miss the visit of the Cave “Nuts”, which illustrates this central episode of the Battle of the Bulge, as well as multiple exhibition spaces. You will also be able to
discover the Vehicle Restoration Center, where the armored vehicles of the Royal Army Museum find a new life.