Grandmenil Tour

Grandmenil Battlefield Tour

The Grandmenil area might not be very known by the audience.
And that could be the reason you want to book this tour!

Your tourguide Bob Konings has been researching this battle since 2008 and it resulted in the website During this tour you will learn all about advance of the notorius German unit 2nd SS Das Reich until the point where they were stopped by a “lucky” bazooka shot.

Grandmenil Grand Rue
Grandmenil, after the war

This absolute UNIQUE tour will start at the highest point in this region:  Baraque de Fraiture where Major Arthur Parker and men of scattered units had their Alamo against advancing troops of the 2nd SS “Das Reich“.  From here we wil descend back towards Manhay, Grandmenil and into the woods, following the traces of this ferocious division.
Bob knows the stories in detail and he can step back in time, showing you many pictures. You will visit artillery positions, foxholes, vital crossroads, bridges, etc. And he wil tell you the story of Malempré, Manhay and, of course, Grandmenil.
Bob is a flexible tourguide so tell him what you want to see and he will take you there. It is also possible that he will come up with something completely new, which recently came up during the researches.

And that is nice about these tours: there are always ungoing researches!
One of the last stops is at the B-24 King Size crashsite!
Right on that spot Bob will tell you the complete story of the research and background. A great first hand account!
At the end of the tour you can go the Manhay Historical Museum 1944 in Grandmenil!
If you want Bob can guide you around there too.

Duration of this battle of the bulge tour: Appr. 3/4 hours.

NEW! This tour is also available as a 6 hour tour! The tour is recenty extened with the villages of Freyneux, Odeigne, Dochamps and the hamlet of Forge A La Plez.

“Bob told us he found some foxholes, he wanted to show us. Before I knew it, we were driving deeper and deeper into the woods, almost wrecking his car, and ended up on top of a hill, overlooking at least one hundred foxholes, beloning to the 75th Infantry Division.” – Patrick-