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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  • Museum der Ardennenschlacht Wiltz
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    Where? 35, Rue du Château, L-9516 Wiltz

    Museum of the Battle of the Bulge Wiltz

    Museum of the Battle of the Bulge: In honour of the fallen

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  • american cemetery american battle monuments commission
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    Where? 50, Val du Scheid, L-2517 Luxembourg City

    Luxembourg-Hamm, American Military Cemetery

    Luxembourg-Hamm, American Military Cemetery

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  • Museum und Gedenkstätte der Umsiedlung
    © 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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  • Patton Square Ettelbrück
    © Visit Éislek

    Where? 5, Rue Abbé Muller, L-9065 Ettelbruck

    Patton Monument Ettelbruck

    The Patton Monument in Ettelbrück: A place of remembrance

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  • Dokumentationsszentrum für menschliche Migrationen
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    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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