Gëlle Fra Monument Luxembourg city
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Memorial sites

Scenes of a military past

Armies, military activities and war have all left their mark on Luxembourg. The extensive legacy and relics of these troubled times will still be visible in the cities and countryside for many years to come.

A walk through the capital already reveals numerous impressive examples: ramparts, the underground tunnels of the casemates and other fortifications planned and constructed by the famous French military architect and engineer Vauban are a reminder that the city was once a stronghold; so unassailable that it was known as the ‘Gibraltar of the North’.

The two world wars also left their traces in Luxembourg. Today, numerous memorials, monuments and museums remind visitors of how the country experienced these conflicts. You can also see the Second World War through the eyes of Luxembourg’s underground resistance movement – for example on the ‘Sentier des passeurs’ (Smuggler’s Trail), the ‘Bunker Hike’ circular walk in Schlindermanderscheid or at the National Resistance Museum in Esch-sur-Alzette.

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  • Léiffrächen
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    Minett Trail
    Minett Trail
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  • "Gëlle Fra"
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    Where? Place de la Constitution, L-1478 Luxembourg City

    "Gëlle Fra" Memorial

    "Gëlle Fra" Memorial

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  • Frans Masereel Ausstellung
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    Where? Place de la Résistance, L-4041 Esch-sur-Alzette

    National Museum of Resistance and Human Rights

    The National Museum of Resistance and Human Rights, located on the Place de la Résistance in Esch-sur-Alzette, focuses on the history of the Second World War in Luxembourg.

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  • Patton Square Ettelbrück
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    Where? 5, Rue Abbé Muller, L-9065 Ettelbruck

    Patton Monument Ettelbruck

    The Patton Monument in Ettelbrück: A place of remembrance

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  • WWII 385th Bomb Group Museum Perlé
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    Where? 6, Rue de l'Eglise, L-8826 Perlé

    W.W.II 385th Bomb Group Museum Perlé

    W.W.II 385th Bomb Group Museum Perlé

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  • Anti-tank gun 43 Boulaide
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    Where? Houfels, L-. Boulaide

    Anti-tank gun 43

    Anti-tank gun 43

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  • Memorial Schumann's Eck
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    Where? 35, Rue du Château, L-9516 Wiltz

    Memorial Site Schumann's Eck

    Memorial Site Schumann's Eck - Luxembourg's most destructive battles

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  • Nationalmuseum für Militärgeschichte
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    Where? 10, Rue Bamertal, L-9209 Diekirch

    National Museum of Military History Diekirch

    National Museum of Military History

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  • photo3 web
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    Circular routes
    Local hiking trail - R9

    Distance: 8,91 km
    Duration: 2:25 h
    Difficulty: medium

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  • Museum der Ardennenschlacht Clervaux
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    Where? Château de Clervaux, L-9712 Clervaux

    Museum of the Battle of the Bulge Clervaux

    Museum of the Battle of the Bulge: Memories of the Liberation

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