An impressive monument, not to be missed. Honouring the Battle of the Bulge, which took place in Bastogne, this unmissable memorial also offers incredible panoramic views.
A moving and awe-inspiring place. The site has a poignant significance. The Mardasson Memorial honours the memory of the 76,000 American soldiers who fell on Belgian soil during the Battle of the Bulge, a major offensive in the Second World War. Inaugurated in 1950, the monument takes the shape of a five-pointed star, each point measuring 31 metres long. You can read the story of the battle engraved in gold letters on the walls of the open gallery. Under the memorial is a crypt with mosaic walls created by Fernand Léger. One of the world’s unique works of art that represents the Jewish,Catholic and Protestant faiths.
Between heaven and earth
The Mardasson Memorial is situated on a hill just 2 km from the centre of Bastogne. A staircase leads up to the covered walkway. From there you can take in the breathtakingpanoramic views of the surrounding area.
Are you fascinated by history? Why not complement your visit to the Mardasson Memorial with a visit to the beautiful and moving War Museum next door, which brings the Second World War to life in an interactive way.
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