Fort Eben-Emael

Fort Eben-Emael

Fort Eben-Emael
4.5
Military Museums • Historic Sites • Military Bases & Facilities
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Stephen H
Brussels, Belgium471 contributions
Apr 2021
Large, interesting, and amazing structure to visit. Great time with the kids. Staff was knowledge and nice. Will return!
Written May 14, 2021
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Thanks for your visit and we hope to see you again.
Written June 25, 2021
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Aipalovik
Brussels, Belgium357 contributions
Sep 2020
Our visit lasted one hour due to lack of time, but we could have stayed longer. The exhibits and the 10 min introductory film are very good and give a clear view of the war context, the strategic importance of the fort, and the reasons why the fort was captured so quickly.
The only negative was the status of the path around the top of the fort. While the circuit is relatively well indicated, it is poorly maintained and some sections can be dangerous for pedestrians that do not have good footing especially where the handrails are missing or broken. The path offers views of some of the top bunkers but again access for good views is not always easy. We also missed the side path with the view over the Meuse and the canal.
Written September 14, 2020
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Thank you for the visit and the response. Nice to hear that you enjoyed it. Twice a year we freshen up the walking circuit above and around the fortress, but unfortunately, the work done is regularly destroyed by vandalism or by ardent mountain bikers.
Written October 8, 2020
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Tour Eben-Ezer
Eben-Emael, Belgium4 contributions
Jul 2019
A good way to learn about WW2 and it's beginning. We did a German tour as the Dutch was overcrowded. The Germanspeaking guide did his very best......
Written June 10, 2020
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Thank you for your visit and the 4 star rating
Written October 8, 2020
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Steven P
Jurbise13 contributions
Jan 2020 • Business
We went to Eben-Emael as a work Team building event. We did the full tour both inside and out which lasted over 4 hours as our guide was very keen to share as much information as we could absorb. An absolute must for people with an interest in World War 2 history and military tactics.
Written February 11, 2020
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Thank you for your visit and the 5star rating
Written October 8, 2020
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mael81
The Netherlands28 contributions
Dec 2019 • Friends
Interesting 2,5h historytour about the fortress. Available in english, french, german or dutch. Not really suitable for claustrofobics, the whole tour is underground in small tunnels. Staff is very friendly and helpfull!
Written December 8, 2019
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Thanks for your visit and the positive response
Written December 29, 2019
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Christopher G
Oxted, UK424 contributions
Oct 2019
If you are a military history buff you will love the tour of this vast underground complex, kid's will love all the tunnels. Best to check before you go if there is a guide tat speaks your language, our English speaking guide really brought the fort to life and explained how the Germans capture the fort in 1940 . It is well worth walking up to the huge area above the fort to really comprehend the vast size of the fort
Written October 31, 2019
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Thank you very much for your positive response
Written December 29, 2019
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hdwurzel
Zepperen, Belgium342 contributions
Aug 2019
open one weekend a month (march - November) it was a glorious hot day, so rode over on the motorbikes. Left the wife in the nice watermill cafe opposite the carpark as it's not her thing. So paid the 8 euro entrance and got to say worth every Euro. It is the biggest fort in Europe for WW II. I have done a lot and this was impressive. The full guided tour is 4 hours. I took shorter version as you have to go with a guide to the upper sections.Unfortunately not enough for a guided tour in English, so tagged along with Dutch as understand some. It was impressive even without the full interpretation.
Written August 25, 2019
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Thank you very much for your visit, the nice comments and the 5 stars rating.
Written October 4, 2019
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Juliedp
Roeselare, Belgium6 contributions
Aug 2019
Impressive visit with super guides. Wow, insanely good guides that fascinate you for 2.5 hours. Hats off to the guides.
I can recommend this to anyone who is interested in history.
Nice walks around the fort.
Written August 23, 2019
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Thank you very much for your visit and the 5 star rating
Written October 4, 2019
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Alexandre Cardoso
Foz do Iguacu, PR11 contributions
Aug 2018 • Friends
I've been there with a dutch friend (I'm brazilian) and became very impressed whith the greatness of the fort. The place witnessed one of the most impressive battles of World War II. One of the greatest examples of tecnological surprise and tactical surprise in military history.
Groups are limited and visits are compulsorily guided and cover approximately 1km (it is over 5km from tunnels and people can get lost). Attention: it is essential to consult the calendar, as the visiting hours vary by date. Not every guide is in english language.
It's a must. Unforgettable.
Written July 30, 2019
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Thank you for your visit and the 5 star rating.
Written August 6, 2019
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Robin S
Maastricht, The Netherlands57 contributions
May 2019 • Friends
Although we live very close to the fort, we have never been inside. I did a tour with my father on a Sunday in May 2019. I learned more about the wars in 3 hours than at school. The fort is huge and looks very impressive from the inside. The small museum is very interesting. The guide told the most wonderful stories with great passion and gave a good explanation about the history of the fort and the surroundings.
Written June 24, 2019
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Dear, Thank you very much for the great review and nice to hear that you learned more about WW2 by visiting the fort than during the history lesson at school.
Written July 2, 2019
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