Discover the war stories from Venray and surroundings

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Venray and Overloon, geographically and historically connected

Read about the Battle of Overloon and the liberation of Venray

Unlock the past with contemporary experience spots in the app

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Impressive sights reveal the stories

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Several routes Connect different perspectives on the war

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Cycling route ‘Venray-Tienray’

Cycling route ‘Venray-Tienray’

This cycling route brings you along 10 locations that are clearly related to war, between Venray and Tienray, which offered a shelter to many people in hiding during the war. 

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Cycling route ‘Venray-Overloon’

Cycling route ‘Venray-Overloon’

Remember the Battle of Venray and Overloon by this cycling route along 10 locations between both places that are clearly related to the war. 

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Car route NED-GER

Car route NED-GER

This approximately 75-kilometer-long car route takes you across the German border to four places with a World War II past, three of which are also part of the audio spots series of the Liberation Route.
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Cycling route ‘On the other side’

Cycling route ‘On the other side’

This special cycling route (59 km) connects two remarkable places: the German War Cemetery in Ysselsteyn in Limburg and the War Museum in Overloon in Brabant.

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Car route 'On the other side'

Car route 'On the other side'

The beautiful car route 'On the other side' was originally developed as a bicycle route and with some adjustments now also available in this form as a car route.

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Discover and experience the war history of De Peel

Venray and its surroundings have many locations, sights and activities that are related to the history of the war. What happened here in World War II should never be forgotten. Venray Remembers uses unique images and personal stories to show the special war history of the municipality of Venray and the surrounding area.

Fierce battles, impenetrable land and forests, powerful artillery, but especially the people who have experienced this: they are all part of the very personal and poignant war stories. Who were these heroes and what impact did World War II have on them and on society?

Read the personal stories, follow the beautiful walking, cycling and car routes and see the war past from a different perspective and through a unique app. A modern way to let young and old relive the past in a positive way. Lest we forget!

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READ THE WAR STORIES FROM DE PEEL

The Battle of Overloon

The Battle of Overloon

Liberation Route Europe audio spot 117
One of the fiercest battles in the Netherlands during World War II takes place near Overloon. American and British armoured divisions are locked in battle with German tanks and troops. On October 12, 1944, Overloon is almost completely destroyed by...
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David A. Brigden & Hans Wulff

David A. Brigden & Hans Wulff

Experience point 6 'On the other side' Ossendijk Ysselsteyn, border Merselo
On Hitler’s personal orders, the Luftwaffe attacks the allied airports in northern France, Belgium and the southern Netherlands on 1 January 1945. Taking part in this Operation Bodenplatte, Lieutenant Hans Wulff in his Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-8 opens fire at the...
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Whether right or wrong, we are all human

Whether right or wrong, we are all human

Liberation Route Europe audio spot 203
How difficult is it for people to find reconciliation with an enemy? How many generations do you think it takes? One man, Lodewijk Johannes Timmermans, worked here at the cemetery in Ysselsteyn for 28 years despite the wounds he incurred...
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Stand firm at all cost

Stand firm at all cost

Liberation Route Europe audio spot 201
In the last week of November 1944, Geijsteren Castle was bombed severely for days on end by British troops. 60 German paratroopers were given orders to defend the castle, and with the help of an art-loving Austrian soldier, Baron De...
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Hattert Castle

Hattert Castle

Liberation Route Europe audio spot 119
Almost nothing remains of Hattert Castle. Between late September and mid-October 1944, an unprecedented tank battle takes place near it. First, an American armoured division engages the Germans. The weather is atrocious. Rain turns the battlefield into a quagmire, in...
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Refugee

Refugee

Liberation Route Europe audio spot 118
On September 27, 1944, because the Germans were expecting an Allied attack, they order the population of Overloon and the villages to the east to evacuate immediately. A stream of refugees begins. This village, Holthees, has 420 inhabitants. It provides...
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Download the unique app and experience the past

The free Venray Remembers app shows the past as you have never seen it before. Download the app, take the car or bicycle or go on foot and follow a beautiful route in De Peel. Follow the instructions in the app to project an augmented reality video at the indicated locations and become part of the story that happened there.

View the war past from a different perspective and through this unique app. A modern way to let young and old relive the past in a positive way. Let’s keep remembering!

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Download de Venray Remembers app

Download the unique app and experience the past

The free Venray Remembers app shows the past as you have never seen it before. Download the app, take the car or bicycle or go on foot and follow a beautiful route in De Peel. Follow the instructions in the app to project an augmented reality video at the indicated locations and become part of the story that happened there.

View the war past from a different perspective and through this unique app. A modern way to let young and old relive the past in a positive way. Let’s keep remembering!

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Download de Venray Remembers app