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Museum of the Surrender, Reims

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On May 7, 1945 the first signing of the surrender of Nazi Germany occurred at this location, now called Museum of the Surrender. Dwight D. Eisenhower attended the signing, and many pictures of him and others are available for viewing in the war room.

The ground floor of Museum of the Surrender presents an original film in French and English relating the historical context of the signing of the document. Another room has costumes and information about the military units present in Reims during the signing. A third room in the "little red schoolhouse" depicts members of the inter-allied staff with an exhibition of medals and newspapers from May 8, 1945. The war room, kept in its original condition, has maps and photographs of the signing on that memorable document. Take a look at our Reims travel itinerary planner to schedule your visit to Museum of the Surrender and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Worthwhile to take in an important part of world history when visiting Reims. Notably the actual place where the Germans surrendered in WWII 
    Worthwhile to take in an important part of world history when visiting Reims. Notably the actual place where the Germans surrendered in WWII  more »
  • Educational, not overwhelming. It was free on Sunday, not sure why. Fairly new museum, still not crowded. Movie is short and informative 
    Educational, not overwhelming. It was free on Sunday, not sure why. Fairly new museum, still not crowded. Movie is short and informative  more »
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  • I love museums like this. A unique feeling to be in the same place, the same room where Germany surrendered at the end of the WWII. A real foray into history. The exhibition of models wearing the uniforms of those times fascinated me. Everything looks impeccable, the employees are very kind and the price of a ticket is 5 €. Worth a visit without any hesitation if you are in Reims.
  • Museum was quite surprisingly small. Could be completed within 20 minutes. Mostly uniforms on display and consisted of only 3 rooms on the upper floor.

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