10 Things to Do in Luxembourg Province That You Shouldn't Miss

March 25, 2018 Veronika Gaddis

Discover the best top things to do in Luxembourg Province, Belgium including Reg Jans Battlefield Experience - Day Tours, Ouvrage de la Ferte, Ouvrage Hackenberg, Mullerthal Trail, National Museum of Military History, Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial, Saarschleife, The Family of Man, Chateau de Vianden, Orval Abbey.
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1. Reg Jans Battlefield Experience - Day Tours

Bastogne, Belgium +32 496 77 71 73
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Reg Jans Battlefield Experience - Day Tours

Reviewed By Retired1811 - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

What more can anyone say on Trip Advisor about Reg? The reviews speak for themselves. (I still can’t believe one guy only gave Reg a “Very good”) Reg took us on the all-day American Highlights tour around Bastogne and his knowledge and passion is second to none. Since Reg personally knows and has talked to many of the vets who survived the siege of Bastogne, he has a wealth of insight few people have.
Reg has a passion for accuracy and he has studied just about everything that has been written about Bastogne. He has watched every movie including the HBO series “Band of Brothers” and then was able to ask questions of the surviving vets about certain details of the movies and books to verify their accuracy or inaccuracy. One excellent stop on the tour was at the Bastogne Barracks and seeing the room where General McAuliffe gave his famous response when asked by the Germans to surrender which was “nuts”. When the long day tour is complete, you will know a heck of a lot about Bastogne and the heroism displayed and agony endured by the paratroopers there who will forever now be remembered as the “Band of Brothers”.

2. Ouvrage de la Ferte

Route de Villy, 08370 La Ferte-sur-Chiers, France +33 3 24 52 97 47
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Ouvrage de la Ferte

For 2018 season: the fort is open every day from 15th of March to 15th of November. Free access to the museum (13:00-18:30). Guided tours of the fort: - departures at 14:00 & 16:00 (from Monday to Saturday); - departures at 14:00, 15:00 & 16:00 (Sundays, holidays). Beside the normal opening hours, individuals tours in English are possible under reservation with a minimum entry amount. Normal guided tours are in French.

Reviewed By Steffen B - Aachen

About 35-40 min from Sedan, we visited this well preserved historic site in the hills. New reception and museum building, where you can watch a couple of films, get basic information, and buy tickets. Don't miss the guided tour of the underground bunkers, destroyed in May 1940. The tour takes about 90 mins, bring a warm jacket, and solid boots, it can cold, moist, and slippery 35m below ground. Very knowledgeable guide, friendly and well informed. Our tour was in French, but he answered questions in excellent English. Very helpful lady at the reception desk too. Highly recommended.

3. Ouvrage Hackenberg

61 bis Grande Rue | Veckring, 57920 Thionville, France +33 6 70 59 34 38
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Ouvrage Hackenberg

Reviewed By Steffen B - Aachen

Great fortifications, large underground complex, bring warm clothing and boots, only 10-12c degrees at the lower levels. Excellent guided tours in the afternoon only, by unpaid volunteers. The tours take 2.5 to 3 hours. Group size 37 persons. Tours in English language at 14:15, and 14:30 in German only. Other times tours in French language only. Check their website. Underground electric train trip included. The guides are not paid, so consider leaving a decent tip. Great piece of military and technical history, the ouvrage was completed 1936, and taken over by the German troops in 1940, and the US army in 1944.

4. Mullerthal Trail

Mullerthal Region - Luxembourg's Litte Switzerland, Mullerthal, Luxembourg +352 72 04 57
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Mullerthal Trail

The Mullerthal Trail is the leading hiking track in the Mullerthal Region - Luxemburg's Little Switzerland. The Mullerthal Trail with more than 112 km is composed by 3 big tracks (Route 1, Route 2, Route 3).Route 1 and Route 2 pass through the City of Echternach which is largely known as the cultural and historic highlight of the region. The three routes each have their distinction:Besides the cultural highlights, Route 1 shows the typical landscape elements which are the rocks, Forests and pastures. Route 2 passes through the heart of Luxemburg's Little Switzerland and offers most spectacular rock formations. Route 3 features next to the rock formations many stream Valleys and romantic Castles. The routes are all connected but can also be hiked separately. The hikes are all quite individual as departures can be undertaken from the various localities. Furthermore, the Mullerthal Trail offers four (smaller) tracks, the ExtraTours, which can also be characterized as very attractive hiking tracks. They can be considered as departures as well as additional tours when all the other hikes have been undertaken already.The Mullerthal Trail and the ExtraTours have been signalled completely which gives you a great feeling of security and prevents from having bad surprises. The Mullerthal Trail is leading repeatedly to beautiful view points and to natural and cultural highlights. Walking on the Trail is thus an unforgettable experience for every one.Children will love the region as the wonderful rock formations want to be explored and climbed. Parents of smaller children though should take especially good care and watch their children as security barriers are not always guaranteed. Attention: the paths can not be undertaken with a pram or wheelchair.

Reviewed By 820kiddo - London

We took the second route and did it on two separate days. First from Echternach to Berdorf via route E1 (the entrance is just next to the Echternach, Gare bus stop/car park) and second from Consdorf to Mullerthal and back to Consdorf (stop at Consdorf, Post bus stop and the entrance is a few minutes walk ahead)
If you're staying at the city centre, you can take bus 111 to either Consdorf, Berdorf or Echternach depending on which route you would like to take. I personally prefer the Consdorf-Mullerthal circuit as it passes through a very beautiful waterfall.

5. National Museum of Military History

10 Bamertal, Diekirch 9209, Luxembourg +352 80 89 08
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4.5 based on 270 reviews

National Museum of Military History

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.

Reviewed By PamelaK O - North Canton, Ohio

The information, exhibits, artifacts, etc. contained within this museum are simply astonishing. I have a strong interest in history in general but was only able to appreciate the breadth and depth of the presentations here on an overall level. Regardless, I enjoyed my visit tremendously...MoreDear PamelaK O, Thank you for your excellent review. This gives us conviction that we had the right instinct and hope we'll still have it during our renovation.

6. Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial

50 Val du Scheid, Luxembourg City 2517, Luxembourg +352 43 17 27
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Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial

Reviewed By hjhoosier - San Antonio, Texas

I wanted to come to see Patton’s burial site. A must for any WWII enthusiast or history buff. Getting here wasn’t the quickest or easiest though. You have to go by bus (#15 is what I took) and at the Käschtewee stop you exit. From there it’s a 10 minute or so walk. There are signs, and it does sometimes seem like you might be going the wrong way (it goes under a major road) but keep walking - you’ll find it! Once inside you will see it’s a quick tour. The cemetery isn’t that large. If you stop in the visitors center you can get a guide. Patton’s burial site is front and center while the rest are in sections A-E. Make note there are some Jewish graves there marked with a Star of David. Be sure to go inside the chapel too.

66693 Mettlach, Saarland, Germany +49 6865 91150
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Saarschleife

Reviewed By mrdom

I've had this as a desktop picture for a while and even on a boring flat-light evening, it still looked just as good in person. Right now, the sun starts dipping behind the trees about 6:30pm, shortly before that the forest is lit up well. The free viewpoint is quite good and has a parking lot or is a short walk from town, although it could do with better placed Seating. Not sure how the Baumwipfelpfad (tree tops walk with a 5-storey viewing platform) is as it shuts at 6pm, right about when the best views would be.

8. The Family of Man

31 Montee du Chateau, Clervaux 9712, Luxembourg +352 92 96 57
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The Family of Man

Reviewed By Hordern - Woking, United Kingdom

The Family of Man is a collection of over 500 photographs brought together by Edward Steichen in 1955 and now housed permently in Clervaux. It covers a wide range of subjects and is probably one of the best Exhibitions of this type in the world. It was well worth a visit but the experience could have been improved by making more information available.
Disabled access is good; avoid the normal signs and follow the disabled sign and you may be able to park next to the lift.

9. Chateau de Vianden

B.P. 26, Vianden 9401, Luxembourg +352 83 41 08 1
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Chateau de Vianden

Reviewed By KansasTravelingdad - kansas

Getting from the bus stop up the hill is a challenge but the castle is well worth the effort. Fantastic visitor information center, the castle itself was easier than the Porto Nigra in Trier to walk. The restoration is outstanding. We spent 2.5 hours. The gift shop has a great selection for adults and children. This is a do not miss stop.

10. Orval Abbey

Notre-Dame d_Orval, Florenvill 6823, Belgium +32 61 31 10 60
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Orval Abbey

Reviewed By Doc S - Manchester, United Kingdom

Looks beautiful from the outside. Didn't realise you only walk amongst the ruins. Secondly don't understand why dogs are not allowed, certainly better behaved than some children, and are allowed in almost every restaurant. Why can they not have a glass wall between visitors and the beer making process, still complies with health and safety. Would make it more interesting. Don't see why cannot see more of the newer monastery, rather than having a glimpse through wrought iron window.

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