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“Impressive collect”

National Museum of Military History
Ranked #1 of 8 things to do in Diekirch
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This museum emerged from the Diekirch Historical Museum (opened in 1984), which was primarily dedicated to the "Battle of the Bulge" in Luxembourg in winter 1944/45. The key topic of the museum remains the balanced and objective historical representation of the military operations in the Ardennes from the german, american and civilian points of view. Over 3000 square meters of exhibition space and numerous lifesize impressive dioramas enable an insight of the dramatic and tragic situations that both, soldiers and civilians, were caught in. Special showrooms feature extensive collections of weapons, uniforms, military equipment of all kind, wheeled- and tracked vehicles, in addition to numerous personal soldier's belongings, photographs, documents and maps. The museum's core is doubtlessly the detailed diorama of the night-time Sauer river crossing at Diekirch on January 18th, 1945 by units of the 5th U.S. Infantry division. A second part at MNHM museum is dedicated to the history of Luxembourg's own armed forces since the creation of Luxembourg as a state, until present. A number of large-scale striking dioramas cover key aspects and periods of the post WWII Luxembourg army. Other sections are dedicated to Luxembourgers fighting in allied armies in both WWI, WWII, and during the Korean conflict.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Stroller parking
Reviewed June 12, 2014 via mobile

This has got to be the best stocked WW2 museum I have ever come across!

There is room after room of old war paraphernalia including tanks and numerous other vehicles. Most of the items in here are original too and if you are a war aficionado like my husband you will be in awe of this place.

Definitely worth a visit if you are into history and war memerabilia.

Thank JLFkin
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Reviewed June 7, 2014

Excellent museum. Exhibits are crammed full, so be sure you get the audio iPod tape, otherwise you may not know what you are looking at, or may miss something important. There are several floors and stairs are narrow and winding. Many scenarios/tableaux and lots of field equipment and vehicles from WWII.

Plan for about 2 hours, well worth it, signs are in French or German, so as I said, use the audio tape. Parking nearby at the lot next to the church or the underground lot which is probably closer.

Hope this is helpful.

Thank Robert R
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Reviewed May 31, 2014

I like visiting war museums and historical places and I did not to miss visiting this place. It is a little out of the way but I had my car. It is hard to park everywhere in Luxembourg as it park meters everywhere even in this amall village I would call it.

I cannot remember how much the entrance fee was but it was more reasonable than the parking. It is a small building relatively speaking from the outside.

It is worth a visit but it is better if you really want to talked it all in to spend at least 3 to 4 hours. The major part is dedicated to Workd War II but as you get to the top of the building, there is a lot about the Luxembourg contribution to peace liked ping etc.

I had the tour guide machine and it was fascinating hearing about the famous Battle of the Bulge which was probably the last major defense by the Germans and which almost succeeded. I often stop in silence when I think of all the lives lost on both sides. It is hard in this little museum to image that all those years ago there were fierce battles going on and bombardments. It is such a tranquel place.

It is well equipped and well set up. It is interesting for everybody but for people of my generation who were born shortly after the war, it is amazing.

If you are in Luxembourg it is well worth a visit. A tribute to all those who died from both sides. I still think how crazy it was and it is hard today to imagine it could have ever happened.

Thank rahenyman
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Reviewed May 29, 2014

This museum is so very extensive and well laid out - you should not miss it. We were amazed at the amount of authentic pieces were in the museum which chronicles one of the most important battles of WWII - the Battle of the Bulge. It felt very real walking through the museum and seeing its significance to the surrounding town. Would have loved to spend more time - so plan accordingly.

Thank Ann02332
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Reviewed May 6, 2014

The staff is very friendly! The collection of vehicles, pictures, weapons and other items is absolutely impressive. Easy and free parking near the museum. Diekirch is a friendly place to visit.

1  Thank Zazie M
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