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Remembrance tourism: Luxembourg’s Second World War sites and monuments

Arrival Date: 27/05/2017
Departure Date: 29/05/2017

This press trip will take in Luxembourg’s Second World War sites, thus recalling the dramatic events that shook the country. In particular, the focus will be on the liberation by the American army in September 1944 and January 1945. US Memorial Day on 27th May 2017 will be marked by a ceremony at the American Military Cemetery in Luxembourg – Hamm, where 10,000 American soldiers lie buried. We will bring you to places directly impacted during those dark days of our history, deepening and enriching your understanding of how these events influenced Luxembourgish and European culture. For example, you will see General Patton’s headquarters in Luxembourg City, the Military History Museum in Diekirch, and the Memorial Trail in the Schumans Eck forest in the Ardennes hills where the Battle of the Bulge was fought. Roland Gaul, who specialises in Second World War history, will be your guide.

You will also get the chance to taste Luxembourgish specialities and get an insider’s view of our country. On a more general note, you will get a feel for Luxembourg as a destination, not least the historic capital which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s all well worth more than a fleeting visit.

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