Munich WWII Sites: 26 Eye-Opening Spots You Need To Know About
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by Ashley Smith
12h ago
I’m very excited to finally bring you this list of Munich WWII sites—a list I’ve been compiling for as long as I can remember. I spend more time in Munich each year than I do any other city (besides the one I live in) and to this I owe the credit of my interest in … The post Munich WWII Sites: 26 Eye-Opening Spots You Need To Know About appeared first on DESTINATION: WWII ..read more
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The Truth About Visiting Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest: What You Need to Know Before You Go
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by Ashley Smith
1M ago
Despite spending a month in Germany every year, it wasn’t until September 2023 that I finally visited Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest in Berchtesgaden, Germany. This former Nazi playhouse (if you will) tops many Bavarian bucket lists despite being endlessly lambasted as a “tourist trap.” So what did I, a wildly enthusiastic World War II historian and … The post The Truth About Visiting Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest: What You Need to Know Before You Go appeared first on DESTINATION: WWII ..read more
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Hike to the Eagle’s Nest: 11 Reasons to Skip the Bus in Berchtesgaden
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by Ashley Smith
2M ago
I’d be willing to bet that every World War II buff out there knows about Hitler’s “Eagle’s Nest” in Berchtesgaden, Germany. But did you know there’s an Eagle’s Nest hike? Though the vast majority of visitors to Berchtesgaden take the quick bus up the mountain, you can indeed hike to the top instead. But why … The post Hike to the Eagle’s Nest: 11 Reasons to Skip the Bus in Berchtesgaden appeared first on DESTINATION: WWII ..read more
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The 10 Best Local D-Day Tours in Normandy for 2024: Beaches, Battlefields, & Beyond
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by Ashley Smith
3M ago
While many travelers can only squeeze in a day trip to Normandy from Paris, just as many others dedicate a couple of days here to take advantage of the many available Normandy D-Day tours. Booking a local day tour of the many worthwhile D-Day sites is the best way to get the most out of … The post The 10 Best Local D-Day Tours in Normandy for 2024: Beaches, Battlefields, & Beyond appeared first on DESTINATION: WWII ..read more
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10 Things You Need to Know Before Visiting Normandy’s D-Day Sites
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by Ashley Smith
3M ago
For any World War II history buff, planning a trip to Normandy is about as exciting as it can get. That is, until you start the process and find you probably have more questions than answers. I know this because I get a lot of emails from readers with similar questions about visiting Normandy’s D-Day … The post 10 Things You Need to Know Before Visiting Normandy’s D-Day Sites appeared first on DESTINATION: WWII ..read more
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22 Unforgettable WWII Sites on Oahu: Museums, Ruins, Memorials, & More
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by Ashley Smith
3M ago
When people think of visiting WWII sites on Oahu, they probably don’t get much farther than Pearl Harbor. And while I’m definitely going to talk about the many amazing Pearl Harbor sites in this post, I’m also going to point out several more you should visit the next time you’re in Hawaii. The Japanese attack … The post 22 Unforgettable WWII Sites on Oahu: Museums, Ruins, Memorials, & More appeared first on DESTINATION: WWII ..read more
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9 Awesome WWII Hikes on Oahu: Pillboxes, Ruins, & Other Must-Sees
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by Ashley Smith
4M ago
For my visit to Hawaii in August 2023, I made it a point to fill my itinerary with as many WWII hikes on Oahu as I could muster. I knew the island was still littered with World War II pillboxes, bunkers, and other remains from the island’s war days and I wanted to see as … The post 9 Awesome WWII Hikes on Oahu: Pillboxes, Ruins, & Other Must-Sees appeared first on DESTINATION: WWII ..read more
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Don’t Book a Pearl Harbor Tour Until You Read This (Buyer Beware!)
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by Ashley Smith
5M ago
Sadly, we live in a caveat emptor (buyer beware) society today and even things like Pearl Harbor tours aren’t immune to this. But since you (the buyer) might not always know what to beware when planning your trip, I’m here to help. I’ve scoured the long list of Pearl Harbor tours so I can show … The post Don’t Book a Pearl Harbor Tour Until You Read This (Buyer Beware!) appeared first on DESTINATION: WWII ..read more
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The 8 Best Things About the Top of the Tower Tour at Pearl Harbor (+ What You Need to Know)
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by Ashley Smith
5M ago
One of the highlights of my visit to Pearl Harbor in August 2023 was my Top of the Tower tour at the Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum. This exclusive tour is (pretty much) brand new and I highly recommend taking it if you have the chance. And this post is here to explain why! I’ll also … The post The 8 Best Things About the Top of the Tower Tour at Pearl Harbor (+ What You Need to Know) appeared first on DESTINATION: WWII ..read more
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Visiting Pearl Harbor: 21 Things You Need to Know First + Helpful Tips
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by Ashley Smith
6M ago
Visiting Pearl Harbor is a must for any visitor to Hawaii, whether you’re a history buff or not. Being the location of Japan’s attack on the United States Navy that essentially triggered World War II for the U.S., this is one of the most historically significant sites in the entire country. But what is “Pearl … The post Visiting Pearl Harbor: 21 Things You Need to Know First + Helpful Tips appeared first on DESTINATION: WWII ..read more
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