The Museum of the Battle of the Bulge in Clervaux Castle illustrates this historic battle through documents, uniforms and authentic weapons
Clervaux, venue of the second world War
The Battle of the Bulge, also known under the name of the German commander-in-chief Gerd v. Rundstedt, lasted almost 2 months. It was the biggest and most confusing battles of the Second World War. After this battle Luxembourg was finally freed from German occupation.
On 16th December 1944 German troops under General Field Marshall von Rundstedt's command attacked the thin American line of defence alongside the rivers Sauer and Our. The population of the North was mainly evacuated, but a lot of civilians fell victim to the attack nevertheless. General Patton moved his third army from the Saar to Luxembourg and was able to recapture the North of the country in hard battles.
On 25th January 1945 Clervaux was again under American control. Vianden was the last town in Luxembourg to be liberated by the troops on 12th February 1945. In the following months the Germen resistance broke down for good.
From 1st May to 31st October open from Tuesday to Sunday 10am – 6pm
From 1st November to 30th April open from Saturday to Sunday from 10am-6pm
Closed on Monday (except on holidays)
Opening hours at the end of the year:
Open from 26th December until 6th January 2019. Closed on 31.12.2018
3.50 € full price
2.50 € Reduced price for groups > 10 persons; Hostelling International card, students over 18 years
Free < 18 years
COMBI full price 5,00 € (Museum of the Battle of the Bulge + Castle replicas of Grand-Duchy Luxemburg)
COMBI Reduced price € 3.00 (Museum of the Battle of the Bulge + Castle replicas of Grand-Duchy Luxemburg)
Battle of the Bulge Museum
Château de Clervaux
Phone : (00352) 26 91 06 95
Fax : (00352) 92 91 80