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Fort Eben-Emael

Rue du Fort 40, Eben-Emael 4690, Belgium
+32 (0)4 286 28 61
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Ranked #1 of 1 attractions in Eben-Emael
Type: Historic Sites, Military Bases/ Facilities, Military Museums
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Alberta Canada
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62 reviews 62 reviews
20 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

This is a must see site and tour for people who have travelled to this country to see WWI and WWII sites. It is essential to check the web site to be sure they are open to plan appropriately and if you are planning ahead check the different events going on. We were there this past weekend with a full... More

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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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50 reviews 50 reviews
20 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

During high season the Fort Eben-Emael opens its heavy steel doors one weekend every month to give you an inside view on what presumably was - or should have been - the strongest fortification against any possible attack by NAZI Germany. However, the defense didn't work out all that well. Tour guides will go at length to show you around... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

A great and well-preserved site from WWII, kept alive by the many stories of volunteer guides (some ex-military). Carefully check opening times to avoid disappointment, but then enjoy the 2-3 hour guided tour along the 5 km of tunnels.

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Lanaken, Belgium
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

This huge museum is one of the best-preserved World War 2 sites globally. Inside you will find a few kilometers of tunnels with various barracks, command posts, prisons, gun positions, ... Tours take place from May-October on sundays. The tour starts at 13:30 sharp, so be sure to be on time. Entrance fee is 6 euros P.P. The guides are... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

On tour with Legers tours & this was our first visit, our tour guide was a volunteer, giving up his time. The tour lasted about 3 hours & was very interesting.

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Amersfoort, The Netherlands
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141 reviews 141 reviews
21 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

You need to carefully time your visit, as the fort is run by volunteers and has limited opening hours, but if you have a chance to visitit, go for it. It is certainly worth it. They do a guided tour, which takes approx. 2.5 hours, where you get a 30 mins slide show on the history of the fort, you... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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108 reviews 108 reviews
46 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2011

for belgian people, this site where WW II started on may 10, 1940 is a very important historic location. The upside of the fort, completely embedded in the albert canal , presents a very interesting walk, leading to the various bunkers, attacked on the start of the war. Everything is still as it was , that day. The way to... More

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