LA BATAILLE DES ARDENNES - ROUTE 4
- Departing from
4121 NEUVILLE-EN-CONDROZ (NEUPRE)
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The stopping of the 6th and 5th German Panzer Armies - In its attempt to exploit the effect of surprise, and to ensure a rapid advance of its armoured troops, the German high command had planned the capture of important routes and crossroads during the first days of the offensive. The American units were forced to withdraw, but nonetheless they managed to hinder the advance of the Germans and to significantly slow them down. The 1st SS Panzer was stopped at La Gleize, the 12th SS Panzer failed to cross the Elsenborn Ridge, and 2nd and 9th SS Panzer got no further than the Manhay Sector. For the 6th Panzer Army all hope of ever crossing the river Meuse evaporated.
Itinerary: This route starts at Neuville-en-Condroz, and runs through the villages and towns of Rabozée-Baillonville, Marche-en-Famenne & Verdenne, Hotton, Melines-Soy, Sadzot, Grandmenil, Manhay, Malempre, Bra-sur-Lienne, Trois-Ponts, Stavelot, Malmedy, La Gleize and finally Werbomont.
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On the domain of the old abbey, the remains of an 11th century church. Abbaye de Stavelot - 4970 STAVELOT - 080/88 08 78.
"Musée du Papier" (paper museum) illustrating its Chinese origin as well as various production techniques. In the same building : Museum of Carnival. Place de Rome 11 - 4960 MALMEDY - 080/33 70 58.
Tourist information on the town NEUPRE