The Bastogne Nuts Barracks are situated near the centre of Bastogne. This is the place where general McAuliffe said his famous words, in reply to the German question if the Americans please could surrender: “Nuts.”
One must know that the Belgium government tried to close this historical place a couple of times. But, it caused so many protest, that the barracks are still open.
Visiting the Bastogne area? Then you also must see this place. Especially during the battle of the bulge memorials in december it’s worth visiting. During these days, you can visit the tsank restauration area. And, during these days, theyt will drive around in these antique war machines.
Visit the caves, where McAullif and his staff had a Christmas diner.
Not the most modern museum in the area, but a museum absolutely worth visiting!
You can get a free tour, but please inform yourself about opening hours an available tours. You’ll find that below!
Here’s the adress:
Rue de La Roche, 40 – 6600 Bastogne Belgium
+32 61 24.21.24
Website: Bastogne Barracks
Tuesday through Sunday
Guided tours only
9 a.m., 10 a.m., 1 p.m., and 2 p.m.
Groups over 20 visitors: upon appointment
Length of visit: about 90 minutes.