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 heroic and difficult lives of the soldiers
Flémalle is a municipality, a few 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 1888 by Henri Alexis Brialmont, known as the Vauban of the 19th-century. The fortress is one of 12 fortresses that made up the fortified position of Liege at the end of the 19th century.
The fort 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 and 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, the weapons, etc.
The museum also has a wonderful collection of weapons and military objects.
Almost the entire fortress is accessible to the public.
Guided tours take place on the first Saturday of every month at 10am, 2pm and 4pm. Except in January. Open on 21st July (Belgian National holiday) and on second weekend in September (Heritage Days).
Price: €5 (free for children under 12).
Cafeteria open during the visits.
Food and drink on request.
You are advised to wear warm clothing and strong shoes.
Visit the Flémalle fortress and let history live on.
Tourist information on the town FLEMALLE
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