Museum Hüertgenwald 1944 und im Frieden

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Museum Hüertgenwald 1944 und im Frieden

Museum Hüertgenwald 1944 und im Frieden
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stuhulley
High Wycombe, UK31 contributions
Family visit
Jun 2020
Excellent museum covering the Period of the US operation 1944-45. Lots of genuine artefacts displayed well and with a detailed but clear description of the events written in both German and English. Very professional adherence to Coronavirus guidelines.
Written 14 June 2020
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Weyes1
Bloomington, IN425 contributions
Fantastic Volunteer Staff!
Oct 2019
My husband contacted this museum ahead of our October, 2019 visit. He specifically wanted a tour of the area so he could see the area his father experienced when he was part of the 28th division during WWII. The volunteers arranged a time for a full day tour and only requested payment for admission to the museum and a gratuity which we were happy to provide. Two of their volunteers spent the entire day with us and went out of their way to show my husband locations where they believed his father may have been physically. It was very meaningful for him and helped to fulfill a decades-long dream. We are extremely grateful to the museum staff for the time they took with us. The tour was interesting and the museum was a great way to get a baseline understanding of this part of the war.
Written 30 December 2019
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Susan L
2 contributions
Human oriented experience
Aug 2019
The museum was very nice. It had many surprising items on display. The part I liked was the focus on the effect on people, soldiers and civilians. And the lack of real meaning in the Hurtgen Forest battles.
Taking a walk through local trails is a worthwhile event. Imagine the soldiers from both sides, fighting here in a bad winter.
Finally, it is a beautiful area.
Written 4 October 2019
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Pompeyjones
Sunbury-On-Thames, UK402 contributions
Nice museum.
Sep 2019 • Solo
I visited here as part of a leger battlefield tour.
The museum is nice enough,though once you’ve seen one diorama you’ve seen them all but the collection of photos they have is excellent. They are all from the action that was fought round the area. Very good.
Written 21 September 2019
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John B
Brussels, Belgium264 contributions
Lots of interesting material
Aug 2019 • Family
You probably won’t come here unless you already know about the battle of Huertgen Forest. It surprised me what a major battle it was, given how little is said about it. This is the only museum to the battle I could find, and it’s only open on Sundays for half the year.

The staff are very welcoming and friendly. The museum doesn’t look like much from the outside but it contains a lot of material, and we spent about 90 minutes looking round. There’s even a small display of Neolithic and Roman finds from the area.

There are a lot of weapons, uniforms and other material, and some dioramas showing positions during the battle. I particularly like the information on the construction of the Westwalle/Siegfried Line, and the photographs of how the tank traps look now.

Many panels are translated into English, but not all. It is possible to have a guided tour in English. We didn’t follow this but overheard it - the guide was very knowledgeable and spoke excellent English.

All in all a very good little museum about this forgotten battle.
Written 5 August 2019
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John W
Houston, TX241 contributions
Outstanding ... Exceeded Expectations!
Jun 2019 • Friends
When we drove up I was cringing from its outside appearance ... looked small & old. What a surprise when we started walking around inside ... several rooms with excellent displays of WW II memorabilia of both American, British & German artifacts. The guides are volunteers ... ask for Thomas! He was outstanding! Easy to understand, thoughtful explanations, etc. We were fortunate that Thomas continued with us on a field trip to see the bunkers.
Written 17 June 2019
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Dave M
Huron, OH242 contributions
Wonderful local museum
Oct 2018 • Friends
Visited with historical group and enjoyed very much. Good maps, and wonderful photos (many of which I'd never seen before, including Hurtgenwald and some then-and-now photos from the immediate area). Numerous artefacts recovered from the area are on display, including pieces of a crashed Me110 Schlagemuzik. There is a movie, all in German, which we did not watch. However, the operator was very helpful (with the aid of our translator).
Written 1 October 2018
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andyc1956
27 contributions
Excellent couple of hours
Nov 2017 • Solo
This is a v good museum for those who want to know more of the 1944/45 fighting in this area. Founded and funded by local Germans, the museum gives an excellent perspective on the v heavy fighting and how it was for civilians. .. a terrible ordeal for sure.
While much of the main history and battle strategy has English translation, it is a bit disappointing that many of the lesser items are only described in German.
Nevertheless, it is well worth a visit for a couple of hours and at Eur5 to enter, it's great value
Written 21 November 2017
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Possie1982
Eeklo, Belgium79 contributions
Best museum in the region!
Nov 2017 • Business
The guide in the museum is very passionate about the history of the Battle of the Hurtgenwald. A lot of maps, wartime pictures, relics and other militaria related items can be found. Decent parking lot. Some books available in the shop.
Written 7 November 2017
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reliccrazy
Virginia Beach, VA10 contributions
Hurtgen forest... WW2 and day hiker paradise
Mar 2017 • Solo
If you love WW2 history and long ranging day hikes, the Hurtgen forest is your place. If you base in Simmonskall or Vossenack, you can't go wrong. It high overlooked by almost everyone and is a true gem. The museum, though, is rarely open, but if you go, it is worth it. Better if you can get as many of the local experts there as possible. Get to the medical bunker too in Simmonskall. I stayed right across from it, and hiked back to see it. A car is highly suggested for the region, but you can get a bus to the area from Duren.
Written 30 September 2017
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