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Travel in Bastogne, Belgium

My sister and I recently spent 48 hours in the Bastogne area of Belgium. We were unable to obtain the necessary pass needed online before we left. While there, the War Museum in Bastogne was very helpful in letting us eat in their restaurant and visit the museum by having us show our CDC card and passport, to prove identification, just as we had done in Germany. They also gave us helpful information on a restaurant in Bastogne that would allow us to eat with the CDC card and passport identification. The Visitor Center in Bastogne was not at all helpful--throwing information at us and telling us the government was not to blame for the Covid restrictions. I swear they also locked the door so I could not again enter their building. Interestingly, no shops required any covid proof and were happy to take our money. If in this area, you can count on the War Museum to be helpful and welcoming.

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Thanks for the update. We are scheduled to visit Bastogne before our “Best of Holland and Belgium” tour in March. Did you stay overnight? We are signed up for a “Battle of the Bulge” tour. We’re hoping we still get to go. I’m so ready for a new normal. I’m glad you were able to do some things in Bastogne.

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Janet, that sounds like a good way to start the Belgium and Holland tour. It keeps you in Belgium so makes your keeping track of Covid requirements easier than adding another country.

Mary, I appreciate the comments as well. Did you and your sis have a car?

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Yes, we had a car. I think it would be difficult to do this area without a car. We were able to go to all the small towns and see cemeteries and monuments, in addition to the countryside. We stayed at the Santa Fe Bed and Breakfast, just outside of Bastogne, in Lutrebois. It was an excellent place to stay. The owner knew much history of the 35th Division, of which our Father was a part.

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Thanks for the additional information! Yes,I was afraid you'd had a car, lol.