That is why it is a natural location for a brand-new military museum – Liberation Garden – scheduled to open in May 2022. Liberation Garden will tell the story of two centuries of Belgian and European military history through the prism of garrison town Leopoldsburg. The main focus of this story is on World War II. It is here, for example, that Operation Market Garden was initiated in 1944, a daring attempt to invade Nazi Germany through The Netherlands and put an end to the Second World War before Christmas. For this and many other reasons, Leopoldsburg can present itself as the Flemish anchor point on the Liberation Route Europe, the international route that connects key sites of the liberation in 1944-45.