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We recommend that you first follow a standard visit.
The special visits take place on the open house days. The availability of these special tours is limited. Advance reservation is highly recommended.

Take a look at our open house days.

When

Level of difficulty

Admission fee

open house days Saturday at 11 am

requires a good physical condition

€6 supplement on top of the admission

open house days Sunday at 11 am

requires a good physical condition

€6 supplement on top of the admission

open house days Saturdays at 1 pm

requires a good physical condition

€6 supplement on top of the admission

You can pay in cash or with a debit card (euro countries) or a credit card (Visa, Mastercard)

Disclaimer
While we do respect your right to privacy, you will be filmed during your visit and ambience photos may be taken. The ASBL Fort d’Eben-Emael may use these photos and videos as promotional material and for news activities. We do however comply with GDPR legislation and strive to ensure that people cannot be recognised in the photos. Should you have any questions, kindly send an e-mail with your enquiry to secretariat@fort-eben-emael.be.

Artillery turret 75mm

  • This special tour is not suited for people with reduced mobility or wheelchair users.
  • A tour for technocrats and people with a keen interest in military fortifications.
  • You find out all there is to know about fortifications during this tour. You learn all about the techniques, visit the inside and outside of the dome, and you can see the retractable 120-ton dome rise up to its highest elevation out of its concrete shield and rotate.
  • Duration of the tour: approx. 2 hrs.
  • You must wear clothes that are adapted to the weather conditions.

The two armoured domes can rotate 360°. The dome is elevated 53 cm above its concrete shield. The retractable dome weighs 120 tons and has a diameter of 3.60 m. The armour consists of a 38-cm thick roof and 33-cm thick envelope, which are both made from chrome nickel steel.  The armoured dome and the entire mechanism are protected by a bunker, made from reinforced concrete that is almost 4 m thick on the roof and has 3.5-m thick walls.  This bunker, which had four underground floors, was staffed with 36 soldiers. There were another 5 soldiers in the armoured dome, which had a diameter of just 2.5 m.

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Artillery turret 120mm

  • This special tour is not suited for people with reduced mobility or wheelchair users.
  • A tour of a unique military heritage site. This is probably the world’s only remaining fully-equipped armoured observation dome with 120 mm canons.
  • Learn more about this ingenious artillery gun, which was produced in Belgium, during this special tour.
  • Duration of the tour: approx. 2 hrs.

The steel turret can rotate 360°. It is made from 59-cm thick chrome nickel steel and has a diameter of 5.75 m.  The two 120 mm canons have a maximum range of 17.5 km. The total weight of the dome and the armour is 440 tons. The underlying bunker has four underground levels and was staffed with 30 soldiers.

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Underground walk to the Albert Canal

  • This special tour is not suited for people with reduced mobility or wheelchair users.
  • Part of this tour will take you through unlit corridors. You must bring a torch (on sale at the book counter).
  • Duration of the tour: approx. 2 hrs.
  • You will tour a large part of the underground corridors. You will walk down stairs until you are underground, near the Albert Canal. Like the garrison soldiers in 1940, you can see the canal from the canal bunker and its observation post. You will also visit the site where explosions took place in a defence bunker and an underground machine gun post.

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