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National Museum of Military History

10 Bamertal, Diekirch 9209, Luxembourg
+352 80 89 08
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A fascination look into history

This is an outstanding museum, packed with items of German and Allied equipment all superbly... read more

Reviewed 9 June 2018
tina12342017
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Berkshire, United Kingdom
A must see!

Outstanding museum full of both Allied and German equipment. They have excellent dioramas... read more

Reviewed 2 June 2018
Kent O
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This museum 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 german, american and civilian points of view. Over 3000 square meters of exhibition space and numerous lifesize impressive dioramas enable an insight of 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 soldier's belongings, photographs, documents and maps. The museum's core is doubtlessly the detailed diorama of the night-time Sauer river crossing at Diekirch on January 18th, 1945 by units of the 5th U.S. Infantry division. A second part at MNHM museum is dedicated to the history of Luxembourg's own armed forces since the creation of Luxembourg as a state, until present. A number of large-scale striking dioramas cover key aspects and periods of the post WWII Luxembourg army. Other sections are dedicated to Luxembourgers fighting in allied armies in both WWI, WWII, and during the Korean conflict.
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10 Bamertal, Diekirch 9209, Luxembourg
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Reviewed 9 June 2018

This is an outstanding museum, packed with items of German and Allied equipment all superbly displayed with dioramas covering events from both sides. There is so much to see, we could have spent all day there – a very worthwhile history lesson with lots of...More

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MNHM_Diekirch, Leiter Front Office at National Museum of Military History, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear tina12342017, Thank you for your excellent review. I appreciate to read that you found that we succeeded in our key focus. Kind regards Thessy Schmit

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Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

Outstanding museum full of both Allied and German equipment. They have excellent dioramas featuring both sides in various states of battle. Tons of stuff to see from WW2 - everything from first aid kits to tanks. They also have a very nice section on the...More

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MNHM_Diekirch, Leiter Front Office at National Museum of Military History, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2018

Dear Kent O, Thank you very much for your excellent review. I'm glad that you liked the audio tour, I always recommend it.

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Reviewed 30 May 2018

We got the train from luxembourg to diekirch especially for this museum. Outstanding museum, so much to see there and very informative. We paid extra for the audio guide but its worth every penny, my 12 year old really liked the museum and I think...More

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MNHM_Diekirch, Leiter Front Office at National Museum of Military History, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2018

Dear Zoe W, Thank you very much for this review. The fact that your child liked the museum shows that we took the right course to show WWII.

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Reviewed 29 May 2018

This is an amazing museum. The collection is awesome and very well displayed. There is so much to see here and it does an amazing job telling the story of the history of the area. I was amazed at the items found in the area...More

1  Thank Rick T
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MNHM_Diekirch, Leiter Front Office at National Museum of Military History, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2018

Dear Rick T, Thank you very much for your excellent review. Our collection is so important, that you need more than one visit to see everything.

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Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

Touching history!!! I live being able to touch the tanks and some of the equipment. It really connects you to everything. Excellent recreations scenes based on actual memories and photographs. Staff very helpful and friendly. Clean toilets. We went yo Vianden chateaux afterwards. An excellent...More

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MNHM_Diekirch, Leiter Front Office at National Museum of Military History, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2018

Thank you shunky, We are very glad that you liked our museum. I remember that you told me that you touched the military equipment in our vehicle room.

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Reviewed 13 May 2018

I did liked this place. tThere you can find a lot of military things like clothes and guns. You may see a lot of historical costume.

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MNHM_Diekirch, Leiter Front Office at National Museum of Military History, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2018

Dear GaiaGhariani, Thank you for your review. Hope to see you again.

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Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

Definitely worth a visit if you have any interest in WW2. Loads of artifacts to walk around from small to a full size tank. Happily spent over an hour wandering around. There are many descriptions in English to help learn about the items but there...More

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MNHM_Diekirch, Leiter Gästebetreuung at National Museum of Military History, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2018

Dear Ianh26, Thank you for your excellent review. We hope welcoming you again in our museum.

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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

This was indeed a fascinating museum to all of us. And military museums are not always easy to take in. This one is really well assembled. Excellent history lesson! We learnt so much. Some facts like Tambow camp were new to me. Great dioramas. Good...More

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MNHM_Diekirch, Leiter Front Office at National Museum of Military History, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Thank you for your review. We hope seeing you again in our museum.

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Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

Quite a unique museum but yet rather big for what it is and more is under construction. It does not only have objects and mannequins that allow you to see the view of Luxembourgish soldiers but also the allied and German ones. It is cheap...More

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MNHM_Diekirch, Leiter Front Office at National Museum of Military History, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Good morning Stefano P, Thank you for your excellent review. We hope welcoming you again in our museum. Kind regards

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

In one word: unbelievable ! I was 8 years in the German Army Paratroopers btw. 1976 - 1984. Of course you would ask yourself in all the trainings and joint forces exercises what it would be like if a real case once happened. You try...More

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MNHM_Diekirch, Leiter Front Office at National Museum of Military History, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Dear hgmeisen, 1000 thanks for this excellent review. This gives us energy to continue. We hope that many visitors will find their way to our museum in the future. Kind regards Thessy Schmit

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