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Vianden

city in Luxembourg

8.1km

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Clervaux

commune in Luxembourg

18km

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Esch-sur-Sûre

commune in Luxembourg

24km

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Echternach

city and commune in Luxembourg

29km

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Land of the Red Rocks

The Land of the Red Rocks (French: Region Terres Rouges), also known as the Esch-sur-Alzette canton, is the furthest southwest region of Luxembourg.

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Sights

National Museum of Military History (Luxembourg)

The museum was born from the initiative of a small group of collectors and history buffs and opened its doors 1984 in the old brewery of Diekirch. Over the years, the collection has witnessed a constant influx of objects. At first, the museum was mainly meant to cover the Battle of the Bulge, but an additional permanent exhibition on the Luxembourg Army was opened in 1994. With the opening of this new part, the museum got its current name, "Musée National d’Histoire Militaire", or MNHM for short by ministerial decree. Today the museum is run by a non-profit organisation and subsidized by the state. The museum's main attraction are its 1:1 scale dioramas. These are mostly detailed and realistic reproductions of scenes from the daily life of soldiers and civilians during the Battle of the Bulge. The largest diorama (150 m2) shows the crossing of the Sauer river on January 18, 1945 by units of the 5th US Infantry Division, in order to liberate the city of Diekirch. In addition to the dioramas, the museum has a large collection of military equipment and soldier's personal belongings, as well as a selection of Allied and Axis military vehicles and artillery that were used during the Battle of the Bulge.

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Vianden Pumped Storage Plant

If you have a taste for major industrial sights or large water basins, and would like to get away from the crowds, hike a few kilometres up along the river Our, until you reach the Pumped Storage Plant. It has two large reservoirs and was recently expanded. The total reservoir capacity is about 10,800,000m³, making it the largest hydro-electric power plant in Europe. It has a visitors' centre, which allows a peek into its underground power plant. It's a pleasant walk, along the water, but uphill.

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Stolzembourg

village in Luxembourg

7.2km

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Abbey of Echternach

The Basilica's crypts are the final resting place of Northumbrian missionary saint Willibrord, who died in Echternach in 739. The crypts can be visited for free. In the crypts you will find the chest with the body of Willibrord inside, as well as the Willibrord well, the water of which is believed to cure skin diseases.

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Wasserbillig

town

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Little Switzerland (Luxembourg)

natural region in Luxembourg

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Ardennes

low mountain range in Belgium

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Diekirch

Luxembourg
Diekirch is a small town in Luxembourg, best known for its brewery of the same name and the National Museum of Military History.

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