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Great for eating!

The square is beautiful with a helpful information centre. Around the square there are... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2018
Lucas H
via mobile
Enjoyed seeing the tank, lots of restaurants, parking can be tricky but persist!

This is a great square to come to if you are looking for somewhere to eat. We stopped here for... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2018
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Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

The square is beautiful with a helpful information centre. Around the square there are pro-dominantly Italian cuisine. The restaurant’s for the most part are well priced so great if your hotel does not serve dinner. You can have a look around, have your photo with...More

Thank Lucas H
Reviewed 3 July 2018

This is a great square to come to if you are looking for somewhere to eat. We stopped here for both lunch and dinner, eating at different establishments. The parking can be tricky, but if you circulate enough someone will come out fairly quickly -...More

Thank texasmm
Reviewed 18 June 2018

Also called "restaurant square", McAulifffe square's claim to fame must be the Sherman tank wich rests one corner of the "platz." It is unique in that it has two holes in it, the result of direct hits by German fire power, and the fact that...More

Thank xicolopes
Reviewed 20 May 2018

This square is central to all the WWII history connected to Bastogne and is in the heart of the town, at the only corner which has a traffic signal in Bastogne. you are a stone's throw away from the Nuts Bar, many excellent restaurant and...More

Thank chinaclipper1
Reviewed 22 March 2018

You cannot visit Bastogne without seeing the town square! Central to that vision is a bronze statue of General Anthony McAuliffe alongside an M3 Sherman Battle Tank. General McAuliffe coined the famous reply "Nuts" to the German commanders request that the Americans surrender at Bastogne...More

1  Thank Gurney B
Reviewed 4 February 2018

Even if you are not in Bastogne to learn more about the battle of the bulge this is a good place to visit. Nice little square with plenty of options for food and drinks in all price and service levels. Nice to sit outside in...More

Thank Survivory
Reviewed 22 January 2018

The square is not that big, its about the size of a football field more or less. But it is definitely the heart of Bastogne. There are all kinds of businesses, bars, stores, art galleries etc on all 4 sides. With a Sherman tank, named...More

1  Thank jefferyp2017
Reviewed 12 January 2018

McAuliffe Square is mainly a paid parking lot, right in the middle of Bastogne. There is one tank and a small tourist office. Many places to eat and drink along the parking area.

Thank Cody2012
Reviewed 18 December 2017

Battle of the Bulge started 16 December 1944, American troops mainly the 101st (Screaming Eagles) and some elements of the 82nd (All American, mainly based around Werbomont) were rushed to defend the town, which was quickly surrounded by German forces, the siege lasted 7 days...More

Thank christopherpratt
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

This memorial is in the middle of town, if you’re driving through you can’t miss it. It is worth seeing, especially if you are short on time and don’t have the time to stop at one of the museums.

Thank Derek S
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