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Address: Clevenstraat 2, Koekelare 8680, Belgium
Phone Number:
+32 475 58 50 51
14:00 - 18:00
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The Lange Max Museum is a must-see place for the World War I tourist on the...

The Lange Max Museum is a must-see place for the World War I tourist on the German side of the western frontline. The farmyard is the centre of this curtural and touristic location.

A long lane takes you from the farmyard to the remains of the artillerie platform of the former German cannon 'Lange Max'.

In a brand new contemporary museum, the visitor learns all about the huge cannon that was designed to bombard Dunkirk.

The German occupation of Koekelare gets full attention. A unique exhibition tells you all about the organisation behind the frontline. The production of army goods ran at full speed in Koekelare.

The little bakehouse still contains traces of the German presence and is redesignated as a multi-media room. You can relax on a cosy terrace enjoying a 'Kanonbier' or homemade pancakes.

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Museum lange max

Is was nice to once see ww1 from the german side, nice museum ! We will come back and visit other museums in the area !

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 June 2016
Charles G
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Jabbeke, Belgium
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

We visited this museum on September 21st. In front of the museum is a free parking lot. There is an entrance fee with or without audio guide. When we visited there was a temporary exhibit about the consequences of the flooding (inundation) by the Belgian Army for the Germans during the Great War. Be aware that till the end of... More 

Thank AmarilisVos
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Is was nice to once see ww1 from the german side, nice museum ! We will come back and visit other museums in the area !

Thank Charles G
Kortrijk, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

Even though the museum is named after a big canon, it excels in telling the story of (extra)ordinary people during the first world war and the role of Koekelare for the germans. You can visit a replica of the canon between cows in the field. The museum is small but offers lots of information. With the audioguide, interactive screens, audio... More 

Thank Pieter M
Comines-Warneton, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

I wanted to go there since a while and I was not desapointed. The museum is very well done, It is not only about the Lange Max Gun but also about the life of the locals and the Germans living there during WW1. You will need more than 1 hour 30, there is also a nice place to have a... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

The museum is interesting, the staff is also helpful in answering any questions you have. It is a detour though from other sites. Probably not easily accessible via public transport

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Merchtem, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

Interesting little museum telling the story see from the other side. Nice place to come and to learn.

Thank Stef L
Koekelare, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2015

Visit with friends to the museum on a Saturday. As Filipina didn't knew so much about the Great War. I was very much impressed by the story they present about the way Belgian people had to live together with the German Soldiers who occupied their small village. And also about that terrible gun the Germans made in that place to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2015

Superb museum. Because its approach is different it´s different from the other museums. Definitely worth a detour.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015

A very unique museum telling the story of World War I in Belgium. The exhibits describe the region of Belgium occupied by the Germans during WWI, providing a different perspective from most other museums. It has been opened in honour of the centennial and is an extremely modern and accessible museum, with high-tech and interactive displays that are extremely navigable... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2015

A small but very detailed exhibition. Modern computer graphics explain the gun site and it's operation with an extraordinary video of the flight of the shell from the gun to the target. The photo exhibition goes on to explain the activities of the occupying German forces using the area as a supply depot. The remains of the gun pit are... More 

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