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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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  • Kayl_Léiffrächen_copyright ORT Sud (165)
    © ORT Sud

    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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  • Memorial Schumann's Eck
    © Visit Éislek

    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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  • 20161101 110952
    © Visit Luxembourg
    Thematic paths
    Remembrance Walk

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

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  • Minett Cycle Vorschau: Streckenabschnitt Belvaux-Kayl
    © Visit Minett
    Cycling Tours
    Minett Cycle Preview: Segment Belvaux-Kayl

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

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  • Dokumentationsszentrum für menschliche Migrationen
    © Pulsa pictures

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Fond-de-Gras_Lasauvage_Espace Museologique_ORT Sud 3
    © ORT Sud

    Where? Place de Saintignon, L-4698 Lasauvage

    Espace Muséologique de Lasauvage

    Travel underground and back in time

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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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  • Regionales Museum der Zwangsrekrutierten
    © 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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