|The Malmedy Massacre|
|The field where 84 American POWs lay frozen after being shot 17 Dec 44 by German SS Troopers. In spite of sixty-plus years of extensive research, the details of the atrocity remain obscure.|
|What is There to See? The Baugnez crossroads includes a memorial to the victims, the field where the massacre took place, and a Baugnez 44 Historical Center which opened in Dec 07.
How Long Does it Take? Malmedy/Baugnez is about 200 km from Ramstein and takes about 2 hours. Plan on 20-30 minutes outside, and several hours in the museum.
Directions: Malmedy is northwest of Ramstein in eastern Belgium, directly off the Autobahn to Liege. Baugnez is only a few kms past Malmedy. Click below for complete directions/map.
Food/Parking: The museum includes a small restaurant, plus a "Fritterie" is adjacent to the site. Numerous restaurants are available in Malmedy. Parking is not a problem but there are no restrooms at the outdoor memorial wall.
What Else Do I Need to Know? The museum is open from 1000-1800 every day; the memorial wall and field can be seen at any time. If you're planning a trip, the Malmedy site is only one of many important Battle of the Bulge sites in the immediate area. At the least, a visit to the Hotel du Moulin/memorial site in nearby Ligneuville is worth the time. The "Fortified Goose Egg" area of the 106th Infantry Division with bunkers and artillery sites is on the way near Prum/Winterspelt. Stavelot, Houffalize, and Spa are all near Malmedy depending on your time and interests.
|Baugnez 44 Historical Center|
|Malmedy Memorial Wall|
|Witness to War: Malmedy Survivor Ted Paluch|
|Witness to War: 99th ID POWs Al Goldstein & Frank Garret|
|Official US ARMY Center for Military History Account of the Massacre|
|Interesting account of the Massacre from HistoryNet site|
|First Person Accounts of the Massacre from the 285th FA Observation Battalion|
|A new book on Joachim Peiper - check out a sample on Danny Parker's military history website|