Museum on the Battle of the Bulge 1944-45

  • Musée de la Bataille des Ardennes de Wiltz
  • Château de Wiltz
  • Musée sur la Bataille des Ardennes de Wiltz
Musée de la Bataille des Ardennes de WiltzChâteau de WiltzMusée sur la Bataille des Ardennes de Wiltz
The museum is mainly devoted to the terrifying period of the Battle of the Bulge from December 16, 1944 to January 21, 1945, the day of the final liberation of Wiltz.
The photos on display allow visitors to visualize the heroic attitude of all concerned, military and civilian, who contributed to the liberation of Oesling and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.
The first concern of the promoters of the museum is to evoke the pain and the misery of the soldiers and the inhabitants due to the loss of human life and material, inevitable in the reconquest of freedom.
Many photos, documents, paintings, uniforms and war material are of particular interest to the town of Wiltz and the region.
The museum's dioramas focus on scenes relating to the history of Wiltz during the Second World War, notably during the Von Rundtstett Offensive, but also the period from May 10, 1940 to August 31, 1942 marked by the strike and the martyrdom of the 6 citizens of Wiltz; the liberation on September 10, 1944 and the meeting of the GI's with the citizens of Wiltz, the feast of Saint Nicholas organized by the American GI's; the start of the Battle of the Bulge - the 28th US Infantry Division preparing for combat - the adversaries in combat at Carrefour Schumann - the promise of the priest-dean and citizens in the cellar of the rectory on January 13, 1945 - end of the battle on January 21, 1945. Thus, a visit to the museum helps to understand why the City of Wiltz bears the title “Cité Martyre”.
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