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Address: Rue du Fort 40, Eben-Emael 4690, Belgium
Phone Number: +32 (0)4 286 28 61
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Couldn't believe my luck turned up at the fort on Sat. 20/06/2015 at 10.15 and got on the English tour -- 2 hours of History brought to life by the guide -- "Gui". What an... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Couldn't believe my luck turned up at the fort on Sat. 20/06/2015 at 10.15 and got on the English tour -- 2 hours of History brought to life by the guide -- "Gui". What an effort these volunteers put in, the fort is immense and in great nic, the tour itself was well orchestrated and put everthing into perfect perspective.... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Europe's largest fort is situated in a hill alongside the river Meuse. The daily tour at 13h30 takes you through two levels of caves (a part of the 5 km maze), a museum display, bunker interiors and machine gun rooms. The guide is excellent and gives a presentation about the German invasion in Belgium and many anecdotes about the mistakes... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Interesting tour of what once was the largest military fort in the world. It is only open on specific days so you better check in advance. Other than that it is massive and well preserved. Guided tours in 4 different languages available.

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Utrecht
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

For the 70th anniversary of the attack on this fortress by German glider troops, we visited Eben Emael last week. A large scale reenactment was organized (minus the gliders, sadly) that employed impressive pyrotechnics, but the real experience was our two hour long guided tour of this underground fortress. The size is immense, a maze of tunnels (we were told... More 

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Spangdahlem, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We visited the Fort during the middle of May during a re-enactment when the fort fell to the Germans. At first glance it seems unimpressive, the bells and whistles however lie on the backside and inside the fort itself. The fort is several football fields in size. There are lots of stairs and narrow stairways, so be prepared for that.... More 

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The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Were to start describing a 75 ha/180 acres fort with visits aboveground and most impressive underground the 5 km galleries. Huge and impressive. The visit is run by local volunteers on dedicated weekends only, or on appointment, check their website. On special occasions they hold huge re-enactments. I live closeby and have visited the fort many times over the last... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We visited in May and had a brilliant time. Probably there most interesting site I have visited. The condition of the runnels and exhibits is beautiful. Probably because the fort still belongs to the Army and has been very well maintained.the guide was very knowledgeable and gave us a 2.5 hour tour which passed very quickly. Access is available to... More 

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Calne, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Our guide Gerard took us through what seemed like miles of tunnels around this amazing maze of linked gun positions overlooking the Albert Canal. The story of how crack German airborne troops defeated the fort using gliders to assault it from above is remarkable and breath taking. Today the interior of the fort has been fully restored and is a... More 

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Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Fort Eben-Emael is usually only opened one weekend each month. We were lucky enough that it was also open on the Belgian National holiday, the day we wished to visit. Our visit was very interesting. Tours were available in a variety of languages, and we joined an English group. Our guide then led us to all the different parts of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

The Belgians built this fort in the 1920s and 1930s to stop the resurgent Germany using the Maas valley as a short cut to sweeping into Flanders, the Channel ports and Paris. Fixed guns could be used to shower German forces with high explosive anti personnel shells, giving the French a vital 2 days to mobilise and backstop the Belgian... More 

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Address: Rue du Fort 40, Eben-Emael 4690, Belgium
Phone Number: +32 (0)4 286 28 61
Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Wallonia  >  The Ardennes  >  Liege Province  >  Eben-Emael

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