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Fort Eben-Emael

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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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Amazing preserved WWII fort, well worth the visit.

Visited Sunday 5th Dec. had a private tour arranged. The tour was inside and outside the fort. Inside is an amazing 5km long tunnel complex with barrack, canteen etc. The local... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 9, 2015
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Innishannon
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Visited Sunday 5th Dec. had a private tour arranged. The tour was inside and outside the fort. Inside is an amazing 5km long tunnel complex with barrack, canteen etc. The local guide was passionate about the fort and gave the tour that little extra what one needs on a tour. The fort is well preserved, there is barely any moisture... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

We visited on a Saturday ( on the weekend there regular tours, you have to book in advance in the week ). It was 20 mins or so for the English speaking tour, but that was fine as there was a cafe and the offices, barracks etc to look through while we waited. The tour guide was a local volunteer... More 

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Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

If you are into military history, go for the full package: I bought the special tour - It took about 5 hours and included both the inside and the outside. It was very interesting. The guide was very knowledgeable.

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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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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 via mobile

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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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 via mobile

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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