The Bastogne War museum becomes more interactive and immersive
The Battle of the Bulge (1944-1945) was the German Army's last attempt on the Western Front to stop the advance of the Allied troops. The most modern technologies used in the Bastogne War Museum guarantee a fun yet emotional immersion into the horrors of the Second World War.
Scenes, testimonials, films and multimedia installations have welcomed a million visitors since the museum opened in 2014, from curious schoolchildren to melancholy war veterans. Young Belgian resistance fighter Mathilde, German officer Hans, a man from the nearby village of Noville and American paratrooper Robert each relate their experience, based on historical and scientifically verified facts.
Two new immersive experiences have recently added an extra dimension to this unique memorial centre. "Generations 45" tells the story of American and German veterans Sergio and Karl against the backdrop of major political, scientific and social events of the second half of the 20th century, such as the Cold War and decolonisation, May 1968 until the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. And in the Bois Jacques, four kilometres from the museum, you can download a free app on your smartphone that enables you to experience the bloody battle of the Bulge in situ; this 360° immersive experience is available in four languages.
In the summer, you can even travel there from the museum in military vehicles of the time!