Fort Eben-Emael
Fort Eben-Emael

Fort Eben-Emael - Eben_Emael

N 50.7944662 / E 5.6714168

The military fort Eben-Emael, near the Belgian city of Liège, was built in the 1930s as part of the Belgian army's line of defence called "Grensforten". The purpose of Fort Eben-Emael was to protect the nearby bridges over the Albert Canal and prevent an invasion from Germany. The fort was equipped with advanced defence systems, including heavy artillery and casemates capable of stopping enemy tanks.

On 10 May 1940, during the German invasion of Belgium, Fort Eben-Emael played a crucial role. It became the target of a daring German attack using gliders and special forces. The German troops managed to overcome the fort's defences by using explosives and surprise attacks at key points. This made the fort susceptible to rapid capture and the German victory at Fort Eben-Emael is considered one of the greatest successes of German military strategy during World War II.

Today, Fort Eben-Emael is open to the public as a historical landmark. Visitors can take guided tours through the fort's underground passages, bunkers and casemates. It offers a unique insight into the military history and architecture of the time.

Fort Eben-Emael

Fort Eben-Emael
Rue du Fort 40
B-4690 Eben_Emael

Contact details
T: tel:+3242862861

Opening hours
Monday Closed
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

Opening hours are from 1 June to 30 September From 1 October to 31 December open Friday to Sunday. For the most up-to-date opening hours, check the fort's website.

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