According to the website of Visit Luxembourg, the National Museum of Military History is a "reconstruction of the Battle of the Bulge in 1944-45 around Diekirch with slide projections on 1:1 scale, which reflect the personal destiny of civilians and soldiers." It is also supported by supersized dioramas, photos and other war memorabilias.
|National Museum of Military History in Diekirch, Luxembourg|
We found the museum by accident during our day of shopping for souvenirs on a four-day camping trip in Eurocamping Nommerlayern early September.
We pleasantly discovered that dogs are allowed inside the museum, we paid a surprisingly cheap entrance fee and explored the huge ground and building.
|This tank is located in the museum ground, near the entrance|
|Dioramas located within the museum ground|
|Depicting the soldiers' daily rituals|
|Diorama located near the entrance|
|Museum's courtyard, a piece of an original wall that|
was destroyed during the Battle of the Bulge
|Tanks and ammunitions|
|Reception area where you could buy original war souvenirs like ammunitions, |
stones and relics, odd and pieces of some soldiers' personal items, and other war and memorabilia items.
My girls decided to buy silver coins and a tank model.
|The first photo that caught my attention|
|One of the first dioramas on the ground floor|
|An old bike used by messengers. |
Yes, definitely, dogs are allowed, too.
|There's also a dog in one of the dioramas depicting the daily rituals of soldiers|
|Look, there's even a cat, too!|
|Soldiers' on duty|
|You would see the details|
|A German tanker uniform|
|Marlene Dietrich visited Diekirch during the Battle of the Bulge|
|Medical equipment and other items|
|More medic items|
|Interesting how well preserved the items are|
|Memorabilias depicting food, drinks and other basic items|
|Look at those Coke bottles|
|Need I say more?|
|See the cartoon character?|
|Vehicles for battle|
|More vehicles, see a face somewhere?|
|First Aid kit|
|Medics in action|
|Gears for sea journey|
|Horses were involved, too.|
|German amphibian vehicle, yes, they already have those.|
|Harley Davidson motorcycle|
|A sample of a court martial announcement|
There's also an area dedicated to dioramas during the colder part of the war, but I wasn't able to take photos because my SD card was already full.
I think we were there for more than two hours. My girls did not complain of boredom, even the dog didn't whimper once. That's how interesting the museum was.
Try to visit if you can.