4 Places in Europe Where You Can Explore WW2 History

March 21, 2023


There has been a growing interest in WW2 tours in recent years as more and more people want to learn about this crucial period in history. Since the end of WW2, Europe has been a popular tourist destination for those interested in exploring military history.

From the beaches of Normandy to the cities of Warsaw and Prague, there are a number of places in Europe where you can explore the history of the Second World War and see the exact places where some of the most important events of the war took place.

On that note, let’s learn about some of the most popular places in Europe to explore WW2’s history.

1.      Beaches of Normandy

The Normandy region of France is a popular destination for tourists who want to explore the history of World War 2. The region was the site of the D-Day landings and also saw many battles. The famous Omaha beach in the Normandy region was the hot spot during the landing of Allied forces on D-Day.

You can visit remarkable museums, monuments, and memorials in this region and can also take a tour of wartime bunkers. So, if you are looking for WW2 tours Europe, Normandy should be at the top of your list. With its historical importance, this place is surely to amaze war history enthusiasts.

2.      Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw was one of the most heavily bombed cities during the war, and as a result, there are countless artifacts and ruins that you can explore. Though the city has been rebuilt perfectly, there are still some historical sites you can visit if you have a knack for learning WW2 history.

There are also a number of museums and memorials that are dedicated to WW2 history. And if you are aware of the famous Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, it will make your trip even more interesting and knowledgeable.

The D-Day trips arranged annually have this site listed in their itinerary, so you can book a D-Day tour to visit this destination.

3.      Dunkirk, France

The significance of Dunkirk town in WW2 events is everlasting. The town was the site of a major evacuation of Allied troops during the war, which is termed the Miracle of Dunkirk with the evacuation of more than 300 thousand from the port of Dunkirk.

This makes this town the perfect place to learn about the events of WW2. There are a number of museums and monuments in Dunkirk that commemorate the lives lost during the war, and the city also hosts a number of events throughout the year that honor the memory of those who fought and died.

4.      Dachau Camp, Munich

If you want to get a closer look at how Nazis camps were actually organized, this town is the best place to start with. The Dachau Camp is a kind of lodge facility used to lock prisoners and carry out cremation activities and other atrocities by Nazis.

Along with being one of Europe’s most relaxing holiday destinations, this town and its original construction layout are a treat for history lovers.

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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