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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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  • 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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  • Léiffrächen
    Minett Trail
    Minett Trail
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  • Memorial Schumann's Eck

    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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  • Thematic paths
    Remembrance Walk

    Distance: 20,46 km
    Duration: 5:40 h
    Difficulty: medium

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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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  • Where? Houfels, L-. Boulaide

    Anti-tank gun 43

    Anti-tank gun 43

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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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  • Circular routes
    Local hiking trail - R9

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

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  • Frans Masereel exhibition
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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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  • Kayl_Léiffrächen_copyright ORT Sud (165)

    Where? Rue de la Forêt, L-3620 Kayl

    Léiffrächen

    The "Léiffrächen" in Kayl is a national place of pilgrimage and memorial

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