Liberation Route Arnhem

Type: Bike route
Distance: 42.0 km

Liberation Route Arnhem

Type: Bike route
Distance: 42.0 km

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.

Distance
42.0 km

Sights on this route

Starting point: Parkeerplaats Planken Wambuis
Planken Wambuisweg 1
Ede
12 70 97 45 44 38

Airborne Museum at Hartenstein

Utrechtseweg 232
6862 AZ OOSTERBEEK
Airborne Museum at Hartenstein
39 52 94 41 54 36 35 22 29 86 28 87 27 59 53 37 09 08 07 82 84 85 12
End point: Parkeerplaats Planken Wambuis
Planken Wambuisweg 1
Ede
12
70
97
45
44
38
39
52
94
41
54
36
35
22
29
86
28
87
27
59
53
37
09
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07
82
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12

Attributes

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  • Route characteristics: Connecting cycle route