"Bastogne" Top 5 Page for this destination Bastogne by irinuca

Bastogne Travel Guide: 73 reviews and 182 photos

Bastogne

Bastogne is a road and rail junction in heart of the Ardennes forest thirty kilometers north of Arlon, with a population of 13,000.
It is famous for the part it played in the Battle of the Bulge, 1944. When the advancing Germans demanded surrender from the American forces garrisoned there, the response of General Anthony McAuliffe was terse -- "Nuts!"

The ensuing siege leveled the town, but Bastogne never fell, and as a result the Germans were slowed enough for allied reinforcements to arrive and deny them their ultimate objective of Antwerp. A museum commemorates the battle.

  • Last visit to Bastogne: Aug 2003
  • Intro Updated May 30, 2004
  • Add to Trip Planner (?)
  • Report Abuse

Reviews (4)

Comments (3)

irinuca

“"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away"”

Online Now

Female

Top 5,000 Travel Writer
Member Rank:
0 3 5 0 3

Badges & Stats in Bastogne

  • 4 Reviews
  • 5 Photos
  • 0 Forum posts
  • 3 Comments
  • 1,948PageViews

Have you been to Bastogne?

  Share Your Travels  

Latest Activity in Bastogne

Photos in Bastogne

See All Photos (5)

Travel Interests

See All Travel Interests (5)