National Museum of Military History Diekirch Reviews
Bigger than we thought Aug 15, 2011
I have been to the Diekirch National Museum of Military History before as a kid. If my memory serves me well, this was about 15 years ago. This year I returned to the musuem to see what had changed. A lot, that's what.
The museum is not really expensive, I paid five euro for an adult ticket. An additional 2.50 is required for an audio guide (EN-FR-DE-NL). I recommend taking the audio guide, because just looking at the exhibit you're missing out on some of the details.
The museum is much larger than I expected, both from my memory and from the looks of the building on the outside. Looking on the website afterwards, I found they had been steadily expanding in the last decade with various gifts from the community and new archaeological finds.
The museum is mostly dedicated to the Battle of the Bulge. Not surprising, given that Diekirch was in the middle of this. Exhibits include guns, vehicles, uniforms and other attributes used during the battle of the Bulge. Some of the highlights are the personal accounts of the battle by war veterans, and the great detail in which some scenes are re-enacted with mannequins.
There is a small part of the museum dedicated to the other wars Luxembourgish troops were participating in, such as the Korean war.
If you are interested at all in WW2, the Battle of the Bulge in particular, or historical military equipment I heartily recommend visiting this museum.
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