With its rugged, mountainous wilderness, unspoiled coastal towns, quaint medieval architecture, cutting-edge fashion sense and arguably the world’s best beer, it’s a wonder Belgium doesn’t rank higher on the list of outbound destination countries for U.S.
There are noble American monuments on European soil that stand as a constant reminder of the hardships U.S. soldiers experienced during World War II. The war separated over a million soldiers from their families, bringing them to foreign soil in an effort to defeat Adolf Hitler on many fronts.
Krampus Run
Dec. 5 in Salzburg, Austria
Fearsome horned, fur-covered and masked beings known as the Krampus descend upon the Salzburg Christmas market to scare visitors into their best behavior.
Walk through the gates of the Luxembourg American Cemetery and you are on hallowed ground. Rich, green lawns lie surrounded by woods of spruce, beech and oak trees. White crosses stand in memorial to the soldiers who gave their lives in World War II to defend this area of the world for freedom.
For years, Sharon Schell tried to get her father to talk about his experiences in World War II, but he kept them to himself.
Bastogne, the name of the small town of the Belgian Ardennes, is forever associated with the Battle of the Bulge and the incredible resistance of famous American units, among them the Screaming Eagles of the 101st Airborne Division.
On a cold and wintry day in December 1944, Adolf Hitler launched what was to be one of his last major counteroffensives of World War II. After the defeat in Normandy, Hitler was desperate to turn the tide of war in his favor. On Dec.
Close to the Luxembourg border, Bastogne is a small, French-speaking Belgian village in the Ardennes forest. It would have gone unnoticed if it hadn’t been the stage for one of the most famous battles of the second world war. This year marks the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge.