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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  • 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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  • Where? L-9662 Kaundorf

    Bunker Kaundorf

    Bunker Kaundorf

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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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  • Where? Scheidhof, L-5211 Sandweiler

    German Cemetery Sandweiler

    German Cemetery Sandweiler

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  • Thematic paths
    Shoah Memorial Trail in Luxembourg City

    Distance: 3,26 km
    Duration: 1:54 h
    Difficulty: easy

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  • Museum of the Battle of the Bulge
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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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  • 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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  • Lancaster Memorial

    Where? Om Leempuddel, L-9991 Weiswampach

    Lancaster Memorial Weiswampach

    Lancaster Memorial - A war memorial

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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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  • Where? 50, Val du Scheid, L-2517 Luxembourg City

    Luxembourg-Hamm, American Military Cemetery

    Luxembourg-Hamm, American Military Cemetery

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