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 ‘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 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 ‘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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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 ‘War history on the edge of De Peel’

Cycling route ‘War history on the edge of De Peel’

Traces of World War II are still visible everywhere in the area around Overloon and Venray. This route takes you along the memories of the many battles, the liberation, and the people who gave their lives for it.

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Walking route

Walking route

AVAILABLE SOON - A walking route along special war stories and war related sights in Venray.

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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

John Lincoln

John Lincoln

Experience point 5 'On the other side' Venrayseweg Overloon
The 20-year-old John Lincoln is platoon commander of the 1st battalion of the Norfolk Regiment. Being part of the British 3rd Division, he and his men hike on the Venrayseweg in Overloon towards Venray. A week earlier the British have...
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Harrie van Daal

Harrie van Daal

Experience point 4 'On the other side' War Museum Overloon
Visiting the battlefield in Ypres, Belgium, after the First World War has left Harrie van Daal, a civil servant of the former municipality of Overloon-Maashees who was born in 1908, deeply impressed. In the Second World War his Overloon remains...
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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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Karl Schipper

Karl Schipper

Experience point 3 'On the other side' between Dalland and Testrik in Merselo
Karl Schipper, born on 26 December 1921 in the former Schakenhof in East Prussia, voluntarily reports to the Wehrmacht at the end of 1939. He completes the basic training with the technical ground staff of the Air Force. In 1940...
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Captain Timmermans

Captain Timmermans

Experience point 1 'On the other side' German War Cemetery Ysselsteyn
As a voluntary conscript, Lodewijk Johannes Timmermans is imprisoned for a short time after the capitulation in May 1940. When the occupying force calls on him to go into captivity again in July 1943, he goes into hiding with his...
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George Renda en Aloysius Gonsowski

George Renda en Aloysius Gonsowski

Experience point 2 'On the other side' N270 Brabant and Limburg border
October 1944. Heavy fighting ravages Overloon. On the Kamphoefweg George Renda and Aloysius Gonsowski, two soldiers 1st class of the C Company of the 48th Armored Infantry Battalion of the 7th American Armored Division, are hit by German artillery fire.
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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!

More information about the app you find here.

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!

More information about the app you find here.

Download de Venray Remembers app