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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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  • Strike Monument Wiltz

    Where? 35, Rue du Château, L-9516 Wiltz

    National Strike Monument Wiltz

    National Strike Monument - In memory of the victims of the general strike

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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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  • 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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  • General Patton Memorial Museum Ettelbruck
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    Where? 5, Rue Dr. Klein, L-9054 Ettelbruck

    General Patton Memorial Museum

    "General Patton Memorial Museum" focuses on the Battle of the Bulge

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  • Museum of the Battle of the Bulge Wiltz

    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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