FORT OF EBEN-EMAEL
Rue du Fort 40
4690 EBEN-EMAEL (BASSENGE)
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The fort of Eben-Emael was and still is military territory. Situated at the Albert-Canal the fort was of high strategic importance for the defence of the east of Belgium. Its main task was to prevent the passage of the Albert Canal and the river Meuse. It also gave protection to the "Gap of Vise" to the south of the fort. Nowadays the fort has a museum with objects, books, weapons, uniforms and so on dating from 1940. It can be considered as the battle museum of the Albert Canal of 10 and 11 May 1940 during which more than 700 Belgian soldiers died.
Individual visits without reservation: the fort is open one weekend out of two from 10 am to 6 pm (ticket office closes at 4 pm). The dates are available on the website of the fort.
Groups: daily (min. 15 pers.) by written reservation (at least 10 days before the visit). From 8.30 am to 2 pm (departure of the last visit).
Visits in FR, NL, EN and DE.
Guided visits: consult the website of the fort for information on dates.
Tourist information on the town BASSENGE
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- Stavelot Abbey, tourism & culture space, non-profit organisation
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- Guillaume Apollinaire Museum
- Museum of the Stavelot-Malmedy Principality