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Here, history comes to life

Here, history comes to life

Discover in September a unique and amazing underground complex

Individual visits per time slot every 15 minutes. Online reservations highly recommended. Be present 15 minutes before the chosen time. In case of late arrival, the reservation cannot be guaranteed. Places that remain open can be occupied. Wearing a mouth mask is mandatory.

Welcome to the largest fortress

Fort Eben-Emael, constructed between 1932 and 1935, was one of the largest fortifications in Europe and was thought to be impregnable.

The spectacular and innovative attack on the fortress by an elite unit of German paratroopers on 10 May 1940 marked the tragic start of World War II for Western Europe.

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An immense underground complex

Three levels, barracks for 1200 soldiers, galleries extending 5 km underground, 17 bunkers.

Take a step back in time and visit the restored barracks, the museum, the immense system of galleries and the combat positions.

Immerse yourself in the secret and innovative German plans for the attack on the fort.

Follow the guide through the maze of underground galleries to the command post and an artillery bunker.

See the disastrous consequences of a new type of explosive, used for the first time in global military history during the attack on the fort.

Discover the huge roof with the bunkers and artillery cupolas.

Be prepared to be surprised!