Belgien / Museum
Lost in the middle of a sprawling forest, the village of Brûly-de-Pesche in Namur could have forever remained just another spot on the map. However, the events of the Second World War decided otherwise. Hitler once stayed here to oversee battle, and there is now an informative museum revealing the site’s past.
On 6 June 1940, Hitler and his High Command came to Brûly-de-Pesche. From here, a place he called the “Wolf’s Ravine”, he oversaw the Battle of France.
The site is still home to vestiges of Hitler’s stay here, with two pavilions like those of 1940 . One boasts a large collection of period photos and DVD films in French, Dutch and English. The other one, located nearby, commemorates the Resistance efforts of Hotton Service Group D, a Belgian Resistance group of the Second World War.
An exhibition of materials used by the Resistance group, and models of how the village used to look, give a glimpse of the tough day-to-day life of the Resistance fighters. Finally, the impressive Second World War Bunker awaits visitors in a park designed in the 1940s.