Attractions to explore nearby Douaumont Ossuary
The Douaumont ossuary is a memorial containing the skeletal remains of soldiers who died on the battlefield during the Battle of Verdun in World War I. This modern French ossuary contains the jumbled bones of 130,000 WWI soldiers. The Ossuary is a gallery-shaped building surmounted by a Lantern of the Dead tower. It has been designated as a national cemetery that contains the remains of both French and German soldiers who died on the Verdun battlefield.
Fort Douaumont was the largest and highest fort on the ring of 19 large defensive works that had protected the city of Verdun built in the late 19th-century. The heavily armed fortress was designed to be the most strategically important of Verdun’s mighty defenses. It was protected by two layers of concrete over a meter thick and surrounded by a seven-meter-deep moat and 30 meters of barbed wire. It was one of the famous attractions in this area and the view from the fort is truly impressive.
Verdun Memorial is one of the most important Great War museums in Europe which was built on the actual site of a battle which was Spread over three levels with a collection of 2,000 objects. It is a military museum that displays French and German armaments, military vehicles, uniforms, and equipment of both French and German troops during the battle. One of the nice locations which shows light to the ancient history of Europe.