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Battle of the Bulge – The North Shoulder and Elsenborn Ridge

//Battle of the Bulge – The North Shoulder and Elsenborn Ridge

Battle of the Bulge – The North Shoulder and Elsenborn Ridge


This tour takes you to some of the important spots on the northern flank where fighting took place during the Ardennes Offensive. The focus of this tour is on the German attack and American defensive and delaying battles. See where and learn how the Americans bought pivotal time to prepare the Elsenborn Ridge for sustained defense. Find out how essential this was to bring Kampfgruppe Peiper’s main attack to a halt.

Monschau, Höfen, International Highway, Rocherath-Krinkelt, Dom Bütgenbach, Malmedy

: ✓ Private guide ✓ Tailored itinerary ✓ Tour booklet


Private tour - full day
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Just before daybreak on December 16, 1944, the German army opened its last offensive in the west. Operation Wacht am Rhein started with a huge artillery barrage. Shortly afterwards, the German divisions stormed forward and attacked the thinly occupied American lines. The aim was the reconquest of Antwerp, thus splitting the Allied armies into two halves and thus achieving a decisive victory in the west.The Ardennes Offensive, better known as the Battle of the Bulge, became the greatest battle the Americans had ever fought. Both armies fought each other in severe winter conditions. But after an initial success, the Germans were unable to force a decision in their favour and the Allies turned the tide. It was Hitler’s last gamble on to win the war in the West… and he lost.

Additional information


Battle of the Bulge


Belgium, Germany

Manner of transportation

Car or minibus, Coach bus

Type of tour

Private tour


To be confirmed

Location start point

To be confirmed

Start time

09:00 hours


1 day


Private guide, Tour booklet