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200 days of Battle for the Rhine

Operation Market Garden – Battle of The Scheldt – Liberation southern part Netherlands – Hürtgen Forest – Battle of the Bulge – Alsace/Lorraine – Veritable/Blockbuster – Colmar Pocket – Rhine Crossings at Wesel, Remagen, Frankfurt en Worms – and more …

Join us as we visit the places that between September 1944 and March 1945 were the scene of heavy battles west of the river Rhine. In approximately 200 days the Allies finally crossed the river Rhine in full strength and were able to finally defeat Nazi Germany. Discover the operations and former battlefields with us, including well known and ‘off the beaten track’ locations and stories that shaped the outcome of World War Two. Hear, see and learn what it was like to experience this period in history at the locations where history was made.

Highlighted tours

  • Private tour - full day
  • Private tour - full day
  • Private tour - full day
  • Private tour - full day

    positive review  2 week geleden de Band of Brothers Battlefield tour gedaan met 4 vrienden. Tijdens de tour werd er goed uitgelegd wat er zich heeft afgespeeld en wat de verschillen zijn tussen feit en fictie van o.a Hollywood. Ook op vragen tijdens de tour was Edwin goed voorbereid, een van de vragen was hoe de zweefvliegtuigen weer werden opgehaald (glider reclamation) via de nieuwsbrief n.a.v. de tour kregen we een link met een filmpje van hoe dit in z'n werk ging, zodat men er een beeld bij heeft. Enige minpuntje was dat er geen tijd meer was om langs landgoed Schoonderlogt te gaan vanwege miscommunicatie met de busmaatschappij, dit werd weer goedgemaakt met een toegangskaartje voor het museum Bevrijdende Vleugels. Mijn vrienden en ik zijn op de terugweg naar huis alsnog naar landgoed Schoonderlogt geweest dus al met al was het een geweldige dag.

    Patrick Kruidhof Avatar Patrick Kruidhof
    24 April 2018

      I had a fantastic day with Edwin Popken as expert guide.
    The visit of the battle sites, combined with his on the spot knowledge of what really happened and... read more


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Whether you are interested in a private tour, a presentation, lecture or seeking historical consultancy, Battlefield Discovery is your expert contact for World War Two in Northwestern Europe between September 1944 and March 1945.

Most locations, whether famous or less known, still reveal the scars of battle within the landscape. Written official histories, personal stories, local historical knowledge together with traces of war give us a full insight into WW2 history. By combining these elements, history becomes more than just a narrative, it thus becomes a journey of discovery! Please browse the following pages to find out what we can do for you.

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