The Northern part of the Bulge has always fascinated me as it was where the Von Rundstedt Offensive started in the early hours on 16 December 1944 .
‘While the Allies bludgeoned their way into the border marches of the Reich, Hitler carefully husbanded Germany’s last reserves of tanks and infantry for a desperate attempt to reverse the situation in the west. On 16 December powerful German forces struck the lightly held sector of the First Army front south of Monschau in the Ardennes. German armored spearheads drove toward the Meuse River, aiming at Antwerp. Aided by bad weather, a variety of deceptive measures, and the failure of Allied intelligence correctly to interpret the signs of an impending attack, they achieved complete surprise.’
This Northern Shoulder Tour brings you to where it all started over seven decades ago. It brings you to many battlefields and historic places and it gives you a general overview on the Battle of the Bulge.