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These are articles posted on Bargain Travel Europe for war museums, cemetaries, war history, armor, battles and weapons in European war history.

GERMANY

KRUPP'S SECRET WAR FACTORIES
The Krupp family's armories were the center German Ruhr Valley war industries and sites can still be found around Essen.

LUFTWAFFE MEMORIES
A STROLL DOWN HEINKEL LANE
Follow Germany's aviation history from the Deutsches Museum in Munich to the hidden Messerschmitt hangar in Manching.

BIG GUNS AND FAT UNIFORMS
Bavarian Army Museum Ingolstadt
For German military history through the ages or just a curiosity about the fashion sense of those who changed the map of Europe, Ingolstadt is an hour from Munich.

CASTLE RHEINSTEIN
KNIGHT WATCH ON THE RHINE
Medieval castle on the Rhine with armor display and connection to the Holy Roman Empire

DACHAU CONCENTRATION CAMP
The remnant of the Dachau concentration camp now a holocaust museum is 35 minutes from Munich and a sobering journey.

MUNICH WALKING TOURS
Hitler’s Bavaria

Walking tours of Munich following the Nazis rise to power.

SINSHEIM AUTO & TECHNIK MUSEUM
One of the best collections of WWII and post-war German, Russian and Allied Armor.

HITLER'S EAGLES NEST IN BERCHTESGADEN
WWII Hitler History Tour in Bavarian Alps

RAIL MUSEUM BOCHUM-DAHLHAUSEN RUHR VALLEY
Steam Rail Lines Fueled Germany's War Machine

GENERAL PATTON'S DEADLY CAR ACCIDENT SITE
Mystery of Patton's Death

SCHLEISSHEIM FLIGHT WORKS MUSEUM
WWI and WWII Airfield Museum Near Munich

DRESDEN'S FIREBOMBED FRAUENKIRCHE
Baroque Masterwork Rebuilt from the Ground Up

TOPOGRAPHY OF TERROR - BERLIN
Documentation of the Nazi SS and Gestapo
Basements of the Gestapo

BENDLERBLOCK - VALKYRIE HITLER BOMB PLOT
German Resistance to National Socialism Memorial

MAINZ CITADEL FORTRESS & CITY HISTORY MUSEUM
Story of Mainz from Roman to WWII

BATTLE OF NATIONS MONUMENT LEIPZIG
Napoleons Defeat at the Battle of Leipzig

BRIDGE AT REMAGEN & PEACE MUSEUM ON THE RHINE
The Last Bridge on the Rhine Falls in 1945


COLDITZ CASTLE - WWII POW ESCAPE MUSEUM
Renaissance Castle and WWII History

FRANCE

PARIS INVALIDES NATIONAL ARMY MUSEUM
French Army Museum Arms and Armor from Medieval Times through WWII

AMERICAN MILITARY CEMETARIES IN FRANCE

Monument to America's sacrifice stands in the woods of France's Champagne at the Battle of Belleau Wood and the Marne.

EVERYTHING'S FINE ON THE MAGINOT LINE
History’s Magnificent Blunder in Alsace

The folly of France's defensive system after WWI is still in evidence in France's Alsace region near Strasbourg.

SCARS ON THE FRENCH COUNTRYSIDE
WWI - Battlefields of the Somme

A half-million died in the Battle of The Somme in WWI, the pock marks of artilley and trenches can still be found near Proziers.

CHURCHES ON PERCHES - CASTELLANE
The Napolean Road leads north from Cannes through France's Haute Provence regeon

CANNON BALLS AND BOULES BALLS
Valenciennes bears the scars of war but is a fascinating historic town on the France/Belgium border.

KAISER WILHELM II FORT DE MUTZIG
Largest WWI mechanized artillery fortress in Alsace.

MUSEUM OF NAPOLEON MILITARY HISTORY - FONTAINEBLEAU
Napoleonic Uniforms and Military Memorabilia

BRITAIN’S UNKOWN WARRIOR TOUR
WWI Battle Fields of France Remembrance Tour

MAGINOT LINE FORT SIMSERHOF – BITCHE
Largest Fortress in the Moselle

BITCHE CITADEL WALLS
Vauban Bastion Fortress of Lorraine-Moselle

PFAFFENHOFFEN - WWII CROSSROADS
Last Town in Alsace Liberated by 3rd Army on the Moder River

70TH ANNIVERSARY NORMANDY D-DAY TOURS
Guided Coach Tours 1944 Europe Liberation

ENGLAND

FROM TRAITOR'S GATE TO MORTIMER'S HOLE
Follow the trail of Roger Mortimer who nearly overthrew the Plantagent kings but met the traitor's fate at the hand of the young Edward III

WARWICK CASTLE
Medieval Ghosts and Love Birds

One of best preserved Medieval Castles in England with lots of activities for families and history buffs alike.

UP RIVER WITHOUT AN OAR
Rowing and Revolution at Henley-on-Thames

The home to England's rowing rivalry on the countryside River Thames with a hotel that has been host to three kings of history.

YORKSHIRE AIR MUSEUM
Aviation History at former WWII Bomber Base Northern England

CHURCHILL MUSEUM AND CABINET WAR ROOMS
Underground London Command Center for WWII

MANCHESTER MUSEUM OF SCIENCE & INDUSTRY
War Planes exhibit at the Mechanics Museum

IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM NORTH
20th Century War History at Manchester Salford Quays

HACK GREEN SECRET NUCLEAR BUNKER
The Cold War Lives Underground in Cheshire Countryside

IMPERAL WAR MUSEUM - DUXFORD AIR SHOWS
Aircraft Displays and Flying Shows in Cambridgeshire

LAVENHAM - SWAN HOTEL OLD BAR
487th Bomb Group Signiture Wall in East Anglia

TANGMERE MILITARY AVIATION MUSEUM SUSSEX
RAF Battle of Britain Airfield South England

HMS BELFAST IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM SHIP
WWII Cruiser in the Thames River

WALES

WWII IN BRITAIN ON THE HOME FRONT - LLANDUDNO
WWII at Home Museum in Wales Seaside Resort

CAERNARVON CASTLE - WELCH ROYAL FUSILIERS
Castle Museum of the Welsh Fusiliers

IRELAND

COLLINS BARRACKS - IRELAND MILITARY HISTORY - DUBLIN
Irish Conflicts and Decorative Arts Museum

INNISKILLINGS FUSILIER MUSEUM - FERMANAGH
Fusiliers and Dragoon Guards Regimental Museum

BATTLE OF THE BOYNE PARK & VISITORS CENTER - MEATH
Battlefield of Irish Destiny

WAR MEMORIAL & HOME FRONT EXHIBIT BELFAST
World War II History in Northern Ireland

ITALY

STONE AND GRAPES: THE CASTLES OF TRENTINO
Adige Valley Castle jousting and tournaments of the Renaissance

BELGIUM

WATERLOO BATTLEGROUND
Wellington and Napoleon Museums

Long after the fight is over several museums commemorate on of the most famous battles in European war history.

FLANDERS FIELDS IN "THE GREAT WAR"
WWI Monuments and Museums of Belgium

The bloodiest battles of World War I were fought in the poppy covered fields of Flanders Belgium.

"BATTLE OF THE BULGE" WWII WAR SITES
Touring Ardennes Museums & Monuments

A trail of museums battlefield monuments in eastern Belgium

GERMAN WWII CEMETERY RECOGNE
Soldaten Dead from Bastogne and Ardennes

Cemetary just outside of Bastogne

BASTOGNE "BAND OF BROTHERS" FOXHOLES
Famous Battle of the Bulge Town isn't All War

Foy Foxholes, McAuliffe "Nuts" and Patton's Road

BATTLE OF THE ARDENNES MUSEUM
La Roche-en-Ardennes

FORT BATTICE - LIEGE 1940
Liege Defense Line Bunkers

PASSCHENDAELE 1917 MEMORIAL MUSEUM
Battlefield Tunnels and Tyne Cot Cemetery

Artifacts, Tunnels and largest British WWI Cemetery

BRUSSELS ROYAL ARMY MUSEUM
Military History under the Triumph Arch in Jubilee Park

One of Europe's Largest Collections of 19th Century and WWI

ST GEORGE’S WWI MEMORIAL CHURCH - YPRES
Memory of the Fallen in Flanders Fields

LUXEMBOURG

MILITARY CEMETARY LUXEMBOURG
Where George S. Patton is Buried

SWITZERLAND

BOURBAKI PANORAMA LUCERNE
Grand Diarama Illustration of Franco-Prussian War

One of the world's first war histroy diaramas

CHATEAU DE MORGES MILITARY MUSEUM
Swiss Arms Museum on Lake Geneva


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