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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German Military Cemetery

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American Military Cemetery in Hamm

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Memorial sites in Luxembourg

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  • Fond-de-Gras_Lasauvage_Espace Museologique_ORT Sud 3

    Where? Place de Saintignon, L-4698 Lasauvage

    Espace Muséologique de Lasauvage

    Travel underground and back in time

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  • Cycling Tours
    Minett Cycle Preview: Segment Belvaux-Kayl

    Distance: 19,06 km
    Duration: 1:30 h
    Difficulty: difficult

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  • "Gëlle Fra" Memorial

    Where? Place de la Constitution, L-1478 Luxembourg City

    "Gëlle Fra" Memorial

    "Gëlle Fra" Memorial

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  • Regional Museum of forced conscription

    Where? 25, Rue Dominique Lang, L-3505 Dudelange

    Regional Museum of forced conscription

    Regional Museum of forced conscription

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  • Mine Cockerill Ellergronn

    Where? Centre d'Accueil Ellergronn, L-4114 Esch-sur-Alzette

    Museum of the Cockerill Mine at Ellergronn

    Exceptional legacy from the mining era

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  • Monastery Cinqfontaines

    Where? 34, Stackemer Pad, L-9744 Wincrange

    Abbey of Cinqfontaines

    The small village of Cinqfontaines near Troisvierges is home to a former monastery built at the beginning of the 20th century.

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  • National Museum of Military History
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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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  • Documentation Centre for Human Migrations

    Where? Rue Gare-Usines, L-3481 Dudelange

    Documentation Centre for Human Migrations

    Migration history and the background of cultural diversity in Luxembourg - you will learn a lot here

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  • Lancaster Memorial

    Where? Om Leempuddel, L-9991 Weiswampach

    Lancaster Memorial Weiswampach

    Lancaster Memorial - A war memorial

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  • musee de la deportation

    Where? 3a, Rue de la Déportation, L-1415 Luxembourg City

    Museum-Memorial of Deportation

    Museum-Memorial of Deportation

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