Airborne Museum 'Hartenstein'
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The museum shows a large collection authentic weaponry, documents, films and pictures. In the Airborne Experience, covering 900 square metres, for which the museum received several awards, you find yourself in the middle of the battle. It is a truly gripping experience where the war comes very close.
Operation Market Garden
The Airborne Museum 'Hartenstein' was founded in 1949 as a tribute to the British and Polish airborne troops who fought in the Battle of Arnhem / Operation Market Garden in 1944. With Operation Market Garden, the allies tried to conquer the bridges over the Meuse, Waal and Rhine rivers in Holland. The plan was to liberate the north and west of Holland from there. The operation failed and marked the beginning of the ‘Hongerwinter’, the winter of famine that struck thousands of people in Holland.