The museum, housed in buildings used by Prince Charles, the Prince Regent, between 1945 and 1950, tells the story of the Atlantic wall - the line of defences built by Hitler from the top of Norway to the south of France and round the Channel Islands to protect fortress Europe from the British. In the end the defences in Raversyde were never used, but such was the success of the Allied deception operation that had the Nazi's believing D-Day was only a diversion for several weeks, it continued to be built up into the August of 1944. Outside of the museum you can walk around a large part of the fortifications to see the vast amount of work that went into the site.
Charge, Joint ticket for Raversyde Atlantikwall and Raversyde Anno 1465 available
From the centre of Oostende take a De Panne bound tram to the Domein Raversijde stop (its impossible to miss look for the fortifications on the top of the dunes as the tram approaches the stop). The journey takes about 15 minutes from the centre of Oostende. Alternatively take the number 68 or 69 bus to Domein Raversijde stop opposite the Anno 1465 museum and walk through the scenic park
Latitude: 51.200623; Longitude: 2.847342
Review created: 21/04/2018; Last updated 26/04/2018