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German Headquarters 1940 (Wolfsschlucht 1)

(Belgium - Namur - Brûly-de-Pesche (Couvin))

In French they called it the "Grand quartier general allemand 1940".

Close to the small place of Couvin lies a small bunker "Abri d’Hitler", with 2 wooden barracks. It is a big terrain in a woody environment. The terrain lies near a church and a bar. In the town, time seems to have halted. The coffee tasted delicious, but the atmosphere was as if in the war.

The church is a story apart. In 1940 Hitler had ordered to remove the church bell and to place a water tank for his men in the tower. There are still regularly held memorials over here. When we were there in June 2000, there were many veterans there for a service.

In those barracks are 2 exhibitions.

For current visiting hours, please visit the website of the museum.

Source

  • Text: Ron & Agnes van Os
  • Photos: Anneke Moerenhout (1,5) & Bert Jans (2,3,4)

Address and contactinformation

Address:
Place Saint-Méen
5660 Brûly-de-Pesche (Couvin)
Phone:
+32(0)60340140
Fax:
+32(0)60340143
Emailaddress:
ot.couvin@scarlet.be
Website:
www.couvin.be
WWII grade:
100%
Rating:
80%

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Hitler, Adolf
* April 20th, 1889
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