US Army Camp '44

On Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th of September 2018, a "US Army Camp '44" is organised near the entrance of fort Eben-Emael. Ten re-enactment groups, more than eighty re-enactors and multiple vehicles certainly will be an impressive sight. Access to the "US Army Camp '44" is free of charge.

Mock Battle

Both Saturday and Sunday between 1PM and 2PM, a Mock Battle will be held, based on the last combats before the liberation of the fortress. Wounded soldiers will be treated in a field hospital.

Please note that live commentary of the Mock Battle will be bi-lingual French / Dutch.

Static display and demonstrations

Between 10AM and 6PM (except during the Mock Battle between 1PM and 2PM), you can discover the numerous military vehicle, fieldkitchen, fieldhospital, the chaplain, ... at a static display. There will also be some demonstrations, like clearing a mine-field.

Visit the fortress

You can also visit the fortress between 10PM and 4PM (departure last visit). Normal rates apply. Visits in English and German are available, no reservations are required.

Re-enactment groups

  • Replacements - US para & "the Army Nurse Corps"
  • Second Armored Division - US infanterie
  • SuperSixth - US infanterie
  • The Black Watch - US vehicles
  • 82nd reconnaissance group - US para
  • Der Windhund - Wehrmacht
  • Fallschirmjäger Regiment 6
  • Die Fallschirmpioniere
  • Ceux qui Veillent "Mouvement National Belge"
  • Erfgoedgilde - Rijkswacht/Gendarmerie 1935-45

Opening hours
Group visits

Nearly all year, reservation in advance required. More information about group visits.

Visits without reservation

These visits are organised for individual visitors. For these visits, you don't have to make a reservation. You can simply come to the fortress.

Today: no individual visit possible

Next possibility: Saturday 29 September 2018, continual from 10:00 untill 16:00

Check all dates for individual visits on the calendar.