Operation Market Garden was the largest airbone offensive conducted by the allies and its biggest military defeat. Tha plan, devised by Montgomery, was to take the main bridges in the Netherlands (under German occupation) in order to cross the Rhine and reach Germany.
It was carried out from 17 to 25 September 1944. Despite that the first bridges were succesfully captured they couldn't take the last one in Arnhem. On the map of the operation we can see the progress of Allied troops and the German defensive positions.
PLAN YOUR TRIP
The operation was located in the Netherlands , near the German border. To visit the battlefields you can start from Arnhem . It is best to fly to any of the nearest airports and once there, rent a car or take a train.
View of the River Rhine at Arnhem.
The airports with the best access to the battlefields are the Amsterdam's and the Düsseldorf's .
- From the airport of Amsterdam to Arnhem. There are direct trains for about 15 euros. The trip takes 1h15min.
- From Düsseldorf Airport you can take a train changing at the Central Station in the city for about 30 euros. Travel time is approximately 1h20min.
Once in Arnhem you can rent a car or follow the route by train. To check the ticket prices and the train times:
Railway Network Netherlands: https://www.ns.nl/
German Red train to get from Düsseldorf: http :/ / www.bahn.com/