"Fort Eben-Emael" Eben-Emael by Pijlmans

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Only 15 minutes by car from Maastricht, the Netherlands, you will find Fort Eben-Emael, in Belgium.

This was allegedly the STRONGEST FORTRESS OF EUROPE in it´s time. Yet, it took the Germans only 15 MINUTES to take control over the fortress when the second world war started!

Tunnels, tunnels, tunnels

You will learn how this was possible when you visit the fort, which is opened to the public only one weekend per month. So check out the website and plan your visit in advance!

On open days, a guided tour will be given, which takes you through the endless tunnels of the fortress. This tour will give you a vivid idea of how the soldiers lived there and how terribly wrong things went on that May 10th 1940.

After the interesting tour, you can walk outside on the terrain and visit the bunkers and guns of the fortress.

Moreover, halfway the marked route (3 km), there is a fantastic panorama point over the valley of the river Maas.

Do not underestimate the size of the fortress, you can easily spend half a day here, museum, guided tour through the tunnels and walk outside included!

Fort Eben-Emael
Rue du Fort 40
BE-4690 Eben-Emael
Phone/Fax : +32 (0) 4 2862 861

  • Last visit to Eben-Emael: Jun 2007
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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