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Airborne Museum 'Hartenstein'

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During the battle the Hartenstein hotel in Oosterbeek was the headquarters of the British divisional commander, Major-Genera R.E. Urquhart. The Airborne Museum is situated in this very building. There you can follow the events of the battle as they materialised: from the air landings, the march to the bridge, the fierce fighting in Arnhem and Oosterbeek, to the crossing of the river. British and German arms, equipment and ammunition, abandoned at Arnhem some dug up in later times, authentic film footage, true to life dioramas and an audiovisual presentation make a penetrating picture of the tragedy for which Amhem and Oosterbeek were the stage in September 1944. You are welcome to have a closer look.

In September 1944 more than ten thousand British and Polish Airbome troops fought in and around Arnhem. Their objective was to take the Rhine bridge. Six hundred of them managed to reach the bridge. Waiting for reinforcements they fought for four days holding the Northern ramp. The rest of the force, however, didn't succeed in reaching them. Those held out for five more days at Oosterbeek before finally making their way across the Rhine to Allied held ground. Only 2.293 made it back to England.

This attraction Airborne Museum 'Hartenstein' in Oosterbeek is suitable for ladies day, high of afternoon tea en childrens party (vanaf € 9,50 p.p.).



Utrechtseweg 232
6862 AZ Oosterbeek, (gemeente Renkum), Gelderland

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