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 cultural and touristic location.
A long lane takes you from the farmyard to the remains of the artillery platform of the former German cannon 'Lange Max' ('Long Max').
In a brand new contemporary museum, the visitor learns all about the huge cannon that was designed to bombard Dunkirk and Ypres.
The German occupation of Koekelare during the First World War 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.Continue to the page of the Long Max Museum to know more about this war museum.
In September 2016 the Lange Max Museum was named as 3rd best museum of Belgium in the TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards 2016. TripAdvisor is the largest site in the world for travel advice. These are the winners in the category 'The 10 best museums in Belgium' according to thousands of visitors:
The Board members of Long Max vzw congratulate the other colleagues.
More info on TripAdvisor.
100 jaar Lange Max:
onthulling herdenkingsmonument 'Bloemen tegen het vergeten' door ere-gouverneur Paul Breyne, commissaris-generaal herdenking Eerste Wereldoorlog.
The long Max Museum aims to help promote the residential tourism in Koekelare and the surrounding area. This benefits the guest accommodation, food establishments and the local museums.
The long Max Museum therefore took initiative to build a network of committed partners. Together with these partners we strive to promote this rich offer in Koekelare and the surrounding area. The recreationists get a offer with a higher amenities.