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Bastogne Barracks NUTS

Expositions vivantes, défilé de véhicules militaires d’époque, restaurations de véhicules… une expérience inoubliable ! En plus de ces activités, un feu d’artifice sera tiré à 19h00 le vendredi 13 décembre.

Commemoration of the Siege of Bastogne

Organised by the Town of Bastogne, the commemoration is a patriotic procession that brings together veterans, brotherhoods, dignitaries, students, Belgian and American military platoons and veterans and includes the laying of two wreaths. The 'Jet de Noix' from the balcony of the Town Hall brings the commemoration to a close. Free admission.

Flag of Friendship Ceremony St. Vith

Since 2012 the 106th Inf. Div. Association "Bulge Chapter" has organized an annual commemorative event under the name "Flag of Friendship Ceremony". This ceremony honor the service and sacrifice of veterans of the Battle of the Bulge. A symbolic folded American flag is offered to a person who has shown great support to the veterans and their history.

Inauguration Prisoners of War Monument Schönberg

On 15 December 2019 a new monument will be inaugurated in the village of Schönberg, Belgium in presence of WWII veterans. This memorial tells the story of how approximately 7,000 GI's of the 106th Infantry Division were captured in and around Schönberg, after being surrounded for several days and having suffered many casualties in the heavy fighting. It is placed near the bridge across the Our River and is dedicated to all Prisoners of War.

Bastogne Christmas Market

There will be more than fifty stalls, a toboggan run, a carousel and Santa's house for children! During the weekend, projection of old photos, music of the 1940s.

Military Vehicle Parade Bastogne

Roughly a hundred military vehicles of the time and today will parade in the Grand'rue (main street). An event organised by the city in collaboration with the WHI. A static exhibition of these same vehicles will also be on display in the Quartier Latin. Free admission.

Nuts Days at the Bastogne War Museum

Over the weekend, the museum will host a book sale/exchange for war books and historical documents as well as displaying static WWII reconstructions around the building. On Sunday, the public will be able to meet several veterans. Free admission.

War Book Fair Bastogne

This book fair, organised by the Town of Bastogne in collaboration with Croisy bookshop, will take place in the glass-covered hall of INDSé 2nd and 3rd grades (Séminaire), and will offer a wide selection of books dealing with the 1940-45 war, plus a selection for kids. Signing sessions will also be organised. Free admission.

Bastogne Perimeter Walk

Historical walk punctuated with static reconstructions set up by collectors. Three different walking distances starting from the Sports Centre. Price: €6.

Nuts Days at the 101st Airborne Museum

The 101st Airborne Museum’s program for the Nuts Weekend includes a military fair, various public readings about General Patton, signing sessions, and more.

Bastogne Memory Film Festival

For the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge, the Bastogne Memorial ASBL organises the first edition of the Memory Film Festival in collaboration with CineXtra and the Bastogne War Museum. There will be screenings of films and documentaries, movie clubs and VIP events.

Pyrotechnic Display in Hardigny

Throughout the weekend, the village of Hardigny will readopt the look of the 1940s with a historic, marked trail that will allow visitors to discover and experience the living conditions in the countryside as they were during the winter of 1944-45. A pyrotechnic display will be held on Sunday, 15th December.

Aerodrome of Bizory

From Dec. 13th to Dec. 15th, the village of Bizory hosts an airfield where you can discover the legendary Piper planes. Aerodrome will be open from 10.00 am to 7.00 pm. The entrance is free.

Bastogne Barracks NUTS

A place of great importance during the Battle of the Bulge, Bastogne Barracks, the site of the War Heritage Institute (WHI), brings you right back to December 1944. Lively exhibitions, a parade of vintage military vehicles, vehicle restorations... an unforgettable experience! A sound and light show will complete the weekend programme. Free admission.

Spirou and Brussels under the Occupation

Immerse yourself in the world of Emile Bravo’s Spirou and the Second World War! A chance not only to discover the most stunning pictures by Emile Bravo, taken from the "L’Espoir malgré tout" albums, but also to learn more about Spirou Magazine, which was suspended in the resistance during WWII.

Dotremont and the Surrealists – A Wartime Youth (1940-1948)

Exhibition presented at the BELvue Museum in Brussels between 26 November 2019 and 9 February 2020. Christian Dotremont, the founder of the post-war Cobra art movement and creator of ‘logograms’, began his career on the eve of the Second World War.

Commemoration in Noville

On 22nd December 2019, readings and prayers will be read out and wreaths will be laid at the 'Enclos des Fusillés' (monument to remember the eight people who were shot) and at the General Desobry monument.

Immersive Experience 1944 Mons

From 31 August, the Mons Memorial Museum will host a new temporary immersive experience. Using the latest technology, go back in time and step into the shoes of an American soldier, a German soldier, a resistance fighter or a Mons civilian to understand and feel the spirit of 1944. Have a 360° experience, fully immersed in history!

Art Liberty – From the Berlin Wall to Street Art

Temporary exhibition organised from mid April 2019 until January 2020 in the City of Bastogne and around the Mardasson Memorial. Art Liberty pays tribute to the pioneering artists who have seized the Berlin Wall.

Manhay Battle of the Bulge commemorations

Large gathering of military vehicles from the Second World War, Reconstitutions & Military Bourse held in Grandmenil (Manhay, Belgium) for the 75th anniversary of the Liberation and Battle of the Bulge. The event is organised by Ardennes History Remember and takes place at the Manhay History 44 Museum.

Operation North-Sea

Exhibition about the war and the North Sea, the liberation of the Belgian coast, the operations around Walcheren and the shipwrecks at the bottom of the sea.