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The giant of fortresses

The giant of fortresses

28 and 29 September, a unique 'living history' spectacle on the esplanade in front of the fort

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Commemoration of the liberation of the Jeker valley
and the Fort of Eben-Emael in September 1944

75 years of liberty, Belgium Remembers

Open from 10 am to 4 pm. Spectacular ‘mock battle’ at 2 pm.
Drinks and snacks from 12 noon.
On Saturday at 3.30 pm performance of the big band The Jazzoline Orchestra & les Suzettes.
Fort open from 10 am to 4 pm with continuous guided tours in 4 languages.

The giant of fortresses welcomes you!

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.

When visit without advance booking


Experience the giant 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!

Visit with advance booking