Liberation Route Arnhem

Type: Recreational

Liberation Route Arnhem

Type: Recreational

There was a lot of fighting in the Arnhem-Wageningen area during the Second World War. The failed Allied operation Market Garden cost thousands of lives in September 1944.

On this route, you partly follow the Rhine and cross the river at the John Frost Bridge in Arnhem, which is also popularly called the ‘Bridge too Far’, after the famous film that was made about the battle between the Germans and the British. The latter wanted to conquer the bridge in September 1944 but did not succeed. Along the route, you also pass some of the landing areas where the paratroopers landed in September 1944. Thousands dropped simultaneously and were partly under enemy fire while doing so. At one of the so-called Liberation Route Europe listening spots, you can hear more about it. There are various landmarks on this cycle route. For an overview of the listening points, go to www.liberationroute.eu.

Sights on this route

Starting point: Fonteinallee 2 B
6811 Doorwerth

Audiospot: The German capitulation

De Casteelse Poort
Bowlespark 1 a
6701 DN Wageningen

Fonteinallee 4
Doorwerth
37 09 08 02 20 06 81 61 83 25

Audiospot: Food transports

6701 CK Wageningen
73 83 61 80 41 89 88

Dr. Hartogsweg
ede
84 85 34
luchtfoto Wolfheze

Audiospot: Airborne landings

Wolfhezerweg
Wolfheze
44 26 93 94 41
Een ravage

Audiospot: Havoc

Willemsplein
Arnhem
54 36 35
two-dead-british-paratroopers

Audiospot: A bridge too far

Rijnkade 155
Arnhem
22 29 41 94
Bezoek Urquhart

Audiospot: Urquhart presumed dead

Utrechtseweg & Zwarteweg
6812 CH Arnhem
52 39 38
luisterplek_40

Audiospot: A symbol of friendship

Utrechtseweg 232
6862 AZ Oosterbeek

Hartensteinlaan
Oosterbeek

Airborne Museum 'Hartenstein'

Utrechtseweg 232
6862 AZ OOSTERBEEK
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End point: Fonteinallee 2 B
Doorwerth
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  • Route characteristics: Connecting cycle route