If you have a passion for history, we recommend you follow this route through Europe. Which follows the footsteps of the Second World War, touring the cities most involved in the greatest conflict in the history of humanity.
Route through Europe
Normandy in France
The beginning of this route through Europe starts in Normandy. The largest landings of the Second World War took place in this area of France. Soldiers from several European and American nations joined forces to try to free this area from the Nazis.
Normandy is located near Paris, if you decide to visit this region, we recommend staying in Chateaubriand.
From there, you can head to different towns to learn a little more. One of them is called Arromanches. There are the Longues-Sur-Mer batteries. Found at the same site as mid-1946.
Another tourist spot near Omaha Beach is the American Soldiers Cemetery. A few kilometers from this place is La Pointe du Hoc. From this point the Germans had an excellent view of the two mentioned beaches. Here you can see the bomb craters.
Further on, you will find the village Sainte-Mère-Église. In its central square is the church. From its bell tower hangs a mannequin in honor of one of the paratroopers who hooked up with it. Said soldier managed to survive after the Nazis captured him. This city was the first to free itself from the Nazi occupation.
Bavarian Alps in Germany
The Kehlsteinhaus or Eagle’s Nest is the tea house that the party gave Hitler on his 50th birthday. It is located on a hill that is accessed from a luxurious elevator located at its base.
Auschwitz I and Auschwitz-Birkenau in Poland
Two concentration camps that have been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Here you can see firsthand the cruelty with which the Nazis treated their prisoners or hostages.
Currently there are rooms with empty Zyklon B cans and others with human remains.
In addition to the gas chambers and crematoria. It is recommended to go to these places without children because of the cruelty that can still be felt in these places.
Berlin in Germany
The capital of Germany is one of the cities that are part of the route through Europe where you can see the post-war effect. Mainly the remains of the wall that separated the German Federal Republic from the German Democratic Republic. Families and friends separated from 1961 to 1989, where they finally brought down.
An original section of the wall is called the East Side Gallery. It is currently one of the longest galleries in the world. One of the crossing points that was strictly guarded, today it is known as Checkpoint Charlie.
In Berlin, there is also the monument to the murdered Jews. Which is built on a sloping field and consists of large concrete blocks with different heights. To carry out this war tour we advise you to stay at Eurostars Berlín.
The Ardennes in Belgium, Luxembourg and France
The city of The Ardennes, where two very important battles of World War II were carried on, occupies part of Belgium, Luxembourg and France. Here is located the path that the Nazis followed to Antwerp. In its surroundings you can see the tanks they used.
Another route in this city is the one made by the allies from Utah Beach to Bastoña. It is called the Freedom Highway and tanks can be found on its way.
Vienna in Austria
The Second World War also left its mark in Vienna. A monument to the victims of the Holocaust is on display in the Jewish quarter.
In addition to this monument, in this city you can enjoy other tourist attractions. That is why I advise you to stay Grand Hotel Wien and enjoy the essence of the Austrian capital.
London in England
London is another of the cities in Europe where we can see some vestiges of the Second World War. One of the tourist spots is Churchill War Rooms. It is found in a bunker located under the Treasury building in London.
There the Prime Minister and the high military commanders met to make strategic decisions from 1939 to 1945, when Japan surrendered.
To enjoy the great cosmopolitan city you can stay at the The Capital Hotel.
Where to stay?
To enjoy the tour of this route through Europe, you must stay in the best hotels. When passing through Germany, we recommend staying at Eurostars Berlín. Here you can stay at the best price guaranteed.
Passing through Austria you can stay at the Grand Hotel Wien, where luxurious rooms or suites await you. Then, in Paris, the best hotel awaits you, Chateaubriand, maintaining its style of a 19th century Parisian mansion.
In London, nothing better than staying at the The Capital Hotel to make the experience of this trip unique.