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Patton Memorial Museum Ettelbruck

July 21, 2014 joedemadio 1 Comment

“The most relics I’ve ever seen in a single museum”
That’s what me and my dad said after visiting the Patton Memorial Museum in Ettelbruck, Luxembourg.

During the Battle of the Bulge Ettelbruck saw heavy fightings between German and U.S. troops. For more than a month the area was part of what the germans called “Die Wacht am rhein” With amazing mannequins and relics this museum tells the story of Ettelbruck during the Second World War.

What a lot of people don’t know is that Germany annexed Luxembourg in 1940.  Therefore German became the new main language in Luxembourg and everyone had to learn it. Young men were forced into the German army and they had to fight on the Eastern Front.

DSC01070Besides the mannequins, this museum has a great amount of relics found in the Ettelbruck, Diekirch and Echternach area. A must-see for relic collectors, but interesting for everyone!
If you’d like to know more about Ettelbruck during World War 2, make sure to visit the Patton Memorial Museum. Ettelbruck is located on the way from Bastogne to Diekirch and Echternach, which makes it a perfect place for a museum visit. Also check out the video on top of this page to get a preview of the museum!

For more information check out their website: http://www.patton.lu

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