Visitorscentre Martinustoren

Visitorscentre Martinustoren

Torenstraat 17, Gennep , The Netherlands
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Destruction Fighting Liberation Memory Victory and defeat
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Visitorscentre Martinustoren

St. Martin's tower is a continuous reminder of the damage and destruction inflicted on North Limburg in the last years of the war. It overlooks the battle grounds of Operation Market Garden and Operation Veritable as well as the Reichswald (Imperial Forest) in Germany, which formed the northern-most part of the Siegfried line. From the top of the tower you can also see where the longest Bailey bridge of the Second World War was built, as well as the bridge over the Maas River. Both were built by the British Royal Engineers at break-neck speed to enable the supply of weapons, munitions and troops etc. to the forces stationed in the Lower Rhine area. Even Churchill and Montgomery came to see the bridges for themselves.

Opening hours Open daily 10.00 - 18.00 hrs (Winter: 17.00 hrs) Closed 25 Dec, 26 Dec, 31 Dec, 1 Jan, Carnival.

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Visitorscentre Martinustoren

St. Martin's tower is a continuous reminder of the damage and destruction inflicted on North Limburg in the last years of the war. It overlooks the...

Torenstraat 17, Gennep , The Netherlands http://www.martinustoren.nl/

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