Fort Eben-Emael

  • Wallonia Quality Destination
  • velo
  • Car park
  • Coach park
    25 parking spots
  • Maestro
  • Dogs admitted
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At Fort Eben-Emael, history comes alive!

A gigantic and unique underground complex on three levels with a 5 km corridor system and 17 above-ground combat posts.

The spectacular and innovative attack by an elite unit of German paratroopers on 10 May 1940 was the first air attack by gliders in world history.

Meet the bold and secret plans of the new German attack strategy. Learn all about the 10 May 1940 attack by elite German troops and the first airborne assault in world history.
Only three examples of the attack glider have survived, one of which is in the fort museum.

Discover the underground barracks for 1,200 soldiers. A labyrinth of underground corridors connects the barracks with the command post and combat emplacements. In the artillery bunkers, the guns are still in place and the damage from the terrible attack is still visible.

Check our website for guided and unguided tours. Private tours for families and friends or group tours are available by reservation.
  • • TEC public transport: Bus 76 Liège - Bassenge/Eben-Emael
    • By car: parking for 100 cars