Musée National d'Histoire Militaire - Diekirch - Luxemburg

Address: Bamertal 10, Diekirch (See map)
Telephone: +352 808908

Shop: small shop present
Restaurant/refreshments: not available
Size of the museum/site: medium
Year of visit: 2001

Overall rating:

Description: Great dioramas! Those are the first words we spoke after visiting the Museum of National Military History in Diekirch. The dioramas are reconstructed with the help of American and German veterans, eyewitnesses and photographs. Don't forget to see the impressive and enormous scene with American soldiers (5th U.S. Infantry division "Red Diamond") in the snow preparing to cross the Sauer river near Diekirch during the Battle of the Bulge (December 1944 - January 1945).

The museum has three levels containing all sorts of American and German equipment and lots of vehicles and artillery. Interesting are also the numerous original photographs on display between the different sections.

Another nice detail of the museum are the 'hidden soldiers' like the sniper in a telephone pole. The overall presentation of the museum has been taken care of very well and the absence of glass panels are a major advantage if you want to take pictures of the beautiful dioramas.

Those who pillage will be shot!

Luxemburgers forced to work for the Nazis were transported to Siberian workcamps by the Russians, when Germany surrendered.

The Battle of the Bulge: Americans prepare for the counter offensive.

Civilians are moving out, while soldiers prepare a roadblock.

Medics at work.

Boat becomes sledge.

Panzerfausts for different ranges.

Various american vehicles.

Germans preparing an ambush.

Mine sweeping.