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Luxembourg National Museum of Military History

Diekirch, Canton Diekirch, Luxembourg

Antara Bate

24 Nov 2020

About Luxembourg National Museum of Military History

The Luxembourg National Museum of Military History (Musee National d’Histoire Militaire) in Diekirch focuses particularly on the World War Two conflict known as the Battle of the Bulge.

Luxembourg National Museum of Military History

The National Museum of Military History in, Luxembourg was started in 1982 by a handful of enthusiasts and volunteers, the National Museum of Military History has grown over all those years into a key attraction of international renown due to its impartiality and balanced representation of events.

The museum’s key objective is to contribute to presenting an informative, yet objective representation of one of the most striking chapters of World War Two, namely the Battle of the Bulge of 1944/45.

At the National Museum of Military History, the fighting around Diekirch during the Battle of the Bulge is reconstructed in large-scale dioramas, focusing on the fate of the people concerned. Also on display in the exhibition are weapons, vehicles and other military artefacts, together with numerous documents and archive photos. The museum also illustrates the history of the Resistance fighters in Luxembourg from 1940 to 1945 and the history of Luxembourg’s army; there are also sections about Allied troops in the First and Second World Wars and the Korean War.

A wide array of more than 3.500 square meters provides immersion into this period from an American, German and civilian point of view. Further sections of the museum portray the history of the Luxembourg army since 1945, the fate of the Luxembourg soldiers during times of war, as well as their numerous humanitarian and peacekeeping missions.

Luxembourg National Museum of Military History today

Using a combination of life-size dioramas and its comprehensive collection of US and national items, weapons, equipment, photos and maps, the Luxembourg National Museum of Military History offers an insight into both the military and civilian aspects of this battle.

In addition to this main exhibit, the Luxembourg National Museum of Military History also offers up a more general history of its army.

Those who want to explore more about the Battle of the Bulge can also use the Luxembourg National Museum of Military History as a starting off point as it has information on local tours and trails.

Getting to Luxembourg National Museum of Military History

The museum is in the northeast of Luxembourg in Diekirch. There is underground parking close to the site as well as a variety of bus routes that pass nearby…

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