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The "National Museum of Military History" (NMMH) emerged from the Diekirch Historical Museum (opened in 1984), which was primarily dedicated to the "Battle of the Bulge" in Luxembourg in winter 1944/45.

The key topic of the museum remains the balanced and objective historical representation of the military operations in the Ardennes from the American, German, and Civilian points of view. More than 1500 square metres of exhibition space and numerous life-size impressive dioramas give an insight into the dramatic and tragic situations that both soldiers and civilians were caught in.

Special showrooms feature extensive collections of weapons, uniforms, military equipment of all kind, wheeled and tracked vehicles, in addition to numerous personal soldiers belongings, photographs, documents, and maps. The museum's core-piece is without doubt the detailed reconstruction of the night-time crossing of the river Sûre (Sauer) at Diekirch on January 18th, 1945 by soldiers of the 5th U.S. Infantry division.

A second part of the NMMH is dedicated to the history of Luxembourg's own armed forces from the creation of Luxembourg as a State to the present day. A number of large-scale striking dioramas cover the key aspects and periods of the post-WWII Luxembourg army.

Other sections are dedicated to Luxembourgers fighting in allied armies in WWI, WWII, and the Korean conflict. Luxembourg UN missions are also covered, and special displays provide an overview of daily military life.

Entrance Charges Adults 5 € Students 3 € Groups 3 € / Adult Free entry with the LuxembourgCard Opening Hours From January 1 to March 31: Daily 14.00 - 18.00
April 1 to November 1: Daily 10.00 - 18.00
November 2 to December 31: Daily 14.00 - 18.00
Last tickets sold at 17.15
Address / Contact National Museum of Military History
10 Bamertal
L-9209 Diekirch
Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

Tel: (+352) 80 89 08
Fax: (+352) 80 47 19
email: mnhmdiek@pt.lu

See also:
Homepage of the National Military Museum (www.nat-military-museum.lu)
The 385th Bomb Group Memorial Museum
Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial (American Battle Monuments Commission)
The German Occupation of Luxembourg (1914-1918)
C.R.I.B.A. Centre of Research and Information on the Battle of the Bulge (Belgium)
Association of the "Battle of the Bulge" Museums

Panzer-Füsilier Regiment Grossdeutschland Living History Group

Part or or all of this text stems from the original article at: The National Museum of Military History in Diekirch, Luxembourg

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