War museums in Gelderland and Limburg


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Intense fighting raged in Gelderland and Limburg in WWII, among other things during Operation Market Garden and the Rhineland Offensive. You can learn more about these events in several museums in the area.

  • The Airborne Experience at Airborne Museum ‘Hartenstein’ lets you experience the war in all its horror.
  • Experience freedom at the National Liberation Museum 1944-1945.
  • At the Eyewitness Museum, you can join the German parachutist August Segel at war fronts in Europe.

Airborne Museum 'Hartenstein' - Oosterbeek

Airborne Museum ‘Hartenstein’ in Oosterbeek is the museum that provides information on the Battle of Arnhem in September 1944. At the former British headquarters, stories from British, Polish and German soldiers as well as terrified civilians come to life. The award-winning Airborne Experience (900 m2) puts you right in the middle of the battle, bringing the Battle of Arnhem home.

Information centre Airborne at the Bridge - Arnhem

The new ‘Airborne at the Bridge’ Information Center is located at the foot of the historic John Frost Bridge, the ‘bridge too far’. It tells the personal stories of a British lieutenant, a German Hauptsturmführer and a Dutch captain who fought at this site and were killed in the Battle of Arnhem in September 1944.

Information Centre: The Poles of Driel - Driel

The Information Centre The Poles of Driel in the village of Driel revolves around the battle of the 1st Polish Independent Parachute Brigade during Operation Market Garden. Learn more about the origin of the brigade and their dishonorable treatment after the operation failed.

National Liberation Museum 1944-1945 – Groesbeek

The National Liberation Museum 1944-1945 in Groesbeek tells the complete story of Operation Market Garden and the Rhineland Offensive. You will experience the war, the occupation and liberation of Holland and Europe. The National Liberation Museum 1944-1945 teaches young and old about the real meaning of democracy, freedom and human rights.

Eyewitness Museum – Beek (South-Limburg)

The name says it all: this museum takes you face to face with WWII. The fictive character of August Segel, a German parachutist, guides you to the most important European war zones. 150 lifelike mannequins in original costumes represent a range of scenes from the war. What is really special is that all materials are original. You will also see important objects that are rarely shown to the public.

For more information on war museums in Gelderland and Limburg, go to www.liberationroute.com

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