WW II and Conflict Archaeology  

Margraten, Eben Emael, Vroenhoven

The largest American war cemetery of Europe is located in Margraten. On the Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial, 8301 soldiers are buried. This 26,5 ha large field is a small piece of American territory in the Netherlands. The history of this cemetery and the stories of the soldiers are told in this place. Walking between these graves, this place will leave an everlasting impression on its visitors.

 

The invincible fortress of Eben Emael became really famous trough history on May 10, 1940 when a small team of German paratroops took the control of the fort’s artillery in less than 15 minutes. Organization, innovation and risk taking were the keys to the German success. We will inform you about the secret German innovative plans and powerful weapons. Fort Eben Emael is a city of its own, but totally underground. Discover this fascinating site and its strange history.

 

In a very modern museum at Vroenhoven, located above the Albertcanal, the story of the region during WW II is told. With new multimedia and touch screens you will experience everyday life during this time of occupation.

Program 

Guide: Jos Bazelmans

Date: 3 September

 

08.30 departure Maasboulevard (Hoeg Brök) – Margraten (10 km, 20 min)

09.00 arrival Margraten, American Cemetery

09.15 guided tour American Cemetery(1,5 uur)

11.00 arrival Margraten, Huis van de Burger

Welcome and speech Mayor with coffee/tea

12.00 (liberationroute, adoption of graves, the faces of Margraten)

12.00-13.00 lunch in Margraten

13.00 departure to Fort Eben Emael (16 km, 30 min)

13.30 visit and guided tour Fort

14.30 departure to Vroenhoven (5,6 km, 15 min)

14.45 arrival Vroenhoven De Brug + coffee/tea

15.30 guided tour Vroenhoven De Brug

16.30 drink at the Café De Brug

17.00 departure to Maastricht

17.20 arrival Maastricht

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