On the eve of winter in 1944, the final battles took place between the Americans and the Germans in what became known as the Battle of the Bulge. At the heart of the chaos: the community of Manhay, who now invites you to relive those intense moments with an ultra-realistic immersion in Manhay’s History 44 Museum.
19 December 1944, the cold has set in. Manhay’s residents find themselves cornered. On the one side, 2nd Division SS “Das Reich”, on the other the Volksgrenadiers, 3rd AD and 75 ID. Your location? “Trou du Loup”. That’s where, on 25 December 1944, the B24 bomber crashed down in La Fosse. The atmosphere is charged, damp and bitterly cold. And you cross this battle, which ended on 7 January 1945 with the liberation of the last villages in the community.
During this exclusive experience, you set out on a journey lasting 90 minutes together with an enthusiastic couple trained by Patrice and Maggy, who created this museum in 2018. 90 minutes, during which you discover the history of the Battle of Manhay, sense the plight of civilians stuck in the middle of it, and see the historic arms and objects.
Thanks to scenes, reconstructions, photos and videos, the immersion is full and powerful. Especially thanks to exciting tales recounted by your hosts of the day, since one of them is always close by. Not only is this a look at the past, this visit also respects our duty of remembrance and gives us all a clearer understanding of these historic moments. An absolute must when you are in the area!
Ardennes-étape customers receive an exclusive benefit with this experience:
Experience reserved for Ardennes-étape customers
When you book a holiday home on our website, you have access to the Ardennes-étape Privilege programme that offers many lovely surprises with our local partners!
- Souvenir shop
- Car park
- Accessible for people with reduced mobility (PRM)
- Dogs permitted
- Restaurant 800m away
Price: 9 euros per adult - For less than 10 people: fixed fee of 70 euros. / from 6 to 12 years: €4 / free for children under 6
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