The Flémalle Fortress and its Museum
Avenue du Fort
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Discover the military history of the Flémalle fortress. How did they defend our country, how did they function and how did the soldiers live?
- A meeting with history,
- experience the lives of the soldiers
Flémalle is a municipality, only a handful of kilometres from Liege, which has an attractive cultural and historical heritage. The Fortress and its museum are a great example of this.
The construction of the fortress and the two World wars
The Flémalle Fortress was built in 1880 by Henri Brialmont, known as the 19th century Vauban. The fortress is one of 12 fortresses that made up the fortified position of Liege at the end of the 19th century.
It was heavily bombarded during the First World War during the Battle of Liege and again at the start of the Second World War.
The fortress today
Come and walk along the galleries that are linked to the fortress, discover the life of the soldiers who were stationed there.
A series of informative boards explain the evolution of war techniques of the two World Wars, weapons...
The museum has a wonderful collection of weapons and military objects and pieces.
The fortress is almost completely accessible to the public.
Guided tours of the fortress are the first Saturday of every month at 10:30am, 1:30pm and 3pm. Except in January and July. Open on 21st July (Belgian National holiday)
You are advised to wear warm clothing and strong shoes.
Visit the Flémalle fortress and let history live on.
- tel. : +32 (0) 498 38 58 38
- website : http://tourisme.flemalle.be/pages/index/index/id/74/lang/fr
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