Hitler's Bunker in Bruly-de-Pesche, Couvin
5660 BRULY-DE-PESCHE (COUVIN)
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A completely renovated remembrance site, only a stone's throw from the French border, where Adolf Hitler stayed during the Second World War.
The little village of Brûly-de-Pesche, in the South of the Province of Namur, was chosen to be Hitler's headquarters for thee weeks in June 1940. The site was ideally located, only a few kilometres from France, nestled in a woodland. From there Hitler orchestrated the invasion of France.
Also known as the Wolf's Gorge (Wolfsschlucht), the site still bares the scars of Hitler's stay and has a concrete bunker with two armoured doors, as well as two Bavarian-style chalets in which the Fuhrer and his officers stayed.
A new exhibit to be discovered
Recently re-opened in April 2015, the two pavilions present an exhibition on the evnts in the village and the local population from the invasion of Belgium until the departure of Hitler at the end of June 1940, but also a large section on the occupation and the resistance.
Thanks to modern exhibiting techniques, touch screens, videos, films and educational signs ion three languages (French, Dutch and English), the exhibition gets right to the core of events that took place here all those years ago. Numerous objects and accounts from the inhabitants, resistance fighters or descendants, complete the exhibition.
Not far away, you can also discover the rebuilt Cagna (a forest shelter for resistance fighters), as well as signs throughout the village that tell the story of Brûly-de-Pesche and its inhabitants.
The final tickets for the day are on sale until 1 hour before closing time.
Closed on Mondays, except in July, August and on public holidays.
Adults - €6
Seniors and children - €5.50
Groups of less than 20 people:
Adults - €5.50
Seniors and children - €5
Guided tours for groups of more than 20 people - €1 extra per person.
Download the educational leaflet.
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