Musee De La Batterie De CrisbecqCurrently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
- Address: Route Mansions, 50310 Saint-Marcouf, France, Cherbourg
- Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +33-0668410904
- Ticket Price: 7 EUR
- Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
- Tags: Family And Kids, Exhibition
At Musee de la Batterie de Crisbecq, discover one of the most important German artillery battery of the Atlantic wall. The site is completed with the exhibition of 4 new guns from the WWII. You can follow the D-Day trough, the Blockhouses and the battle of 6th June 1944, to beat the allies back of Utah-beach. Of the 406 soldiers in the battery, only 78 managed to break out of the encirclement and join their lines on June 12th. All the 21 blockhouses are linked by a network of trenches and can be visited altogether. The museum has witnessed a recent expansion in its design, adding new bunkers and reshaping its dioramas. Highlights and must sees include:
- Discover the history of one of the most important German artillery battery
- Exhibition of 4 new guns from WWII
- A network of trenches connecting all 21 blockhouses
- New bunkers and a reshaped diorama
Entrance Ticket Details For Musee De La Batterie De Crisbecq
- EUR 4: Children
- EUR 5: Adult groups – per head
Musee De La Batterie De Crisbecq Hours
- Closed in January, February, March, December (Open only for groups by reservations)
How to Reach Musee De La Batterie De Crisbecq
Walk or hire a taxi
Ask a local for the bus details
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8.45% of people who visit Cherbourg include Musee De La Batterie De Crisbecq in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
62.5% of people start their Musee De La Batterie De Crisbecq visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
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Musee De La Batterie De Crisbecq Reviews & Ratings
An extremely well preserved and curated WWII German coastal defense position, a piece of the Atlantic Wall. This gives great insight into the overall defensive strategy of the Germans during the D-Day invasion. This particular installation was firing on Utah Beach and was subsequently overrun about five days into the invasion push inland. Very nice staff and a great way to spend several hours at a battery location that is not typically overrun with bus loads of tourists!
Amazing place, highly recommended and the guide is so informative
It's so very easy to ignore the Germans when visiting the D-Day sites in Normandy. It's easy to forget that their young men were, essentially, the same as the Allies young men. Crisbecq is worth an hour or two of your time to see D-Day from the other side. A well put together tour of one of the key defence posts in The Atlantic Wall. It gives you a good feel for the task of the young German soldiers trying to defend against D-Day. You also get a superb view of the area from Point D'Hoc along the coast. Excellent
Fantastic interesting place to visit. Interested or not of D Day landings this is a must. This is well worth a visit. See how the Germans defended the invasion. As you walk through the trenches you find bunkers which are accessible.
Despite many bombings during the spring of 1944 and a large bombing the night before the Normandy landings, two of the guns stayed operational and opened fire on the Utah Beach area on D-Day, sinking the destroyer USS Corry, which ran onto a mine while trying to maneuvre, and damaging several other ships. The battleships USS Arkansas, USS Nevada and USS Texas were ranged and fired against the battery, knocking one gun out at approximately 08:00hrs and destroying the second one at around 09:00hrs. The first gun was repaired and fired again on 8 June. The battery was taken the 12th in the morning without a fight by the 39th Regiment after the 9th US Infantry Division landed at Utah Beach. The heaviest damage was caused by an ammunition explosion after the battle.