MNHM National Museum of Military History, Diekirch

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The National Museum of Military History, abbreviated to MNMH, is a national museum in Diekirch, in north-eastern Luxembourg, that includes amongst its exhibits military vehicles and weaponry, a photographic archive, and lifesize dioramas displaying military servicemen and actions.
The museum originally developed out of the Diekirch Historical Museum, which was primarily dedicated to the Battle of the Bulge in Luxembourg in winter 1944–45. The museum is located in the complex of the Diekirch 'old brewery'.
The main topic of the museum remains the balanced and objective historical representation of the military operations in the Ardennes from the American, German, and civilian points of view. Over 3000 square metres of exhibition space and numerous lifesize dioramas enable an insight of the dramatic and tragic situations that both soldiers and civilians were caught in. Special showrooms feature extensive collections of weapons, uniforms, military equipment of all kind, wheeled and tracked vehicles, in addition to numerous personal soldiers' belongings, photographs, documents, and maps. The museum’s core piece is the detailed mock-up of the night-time Sauer river crossing at Diekirch on January 18, 1945 by units of the United States 5th Infantry Division. The museum's World War II collection is regarded as one of the finest of Western Europe.
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  • We spent 3 hours in this museum,it was amazing.the amount of ww2 vehicles and items of interest was stunning.a big thank you to the gent on reception,who was enthusiastic,knowledgeable and very... 
    We spent 3 hours in this museum,it was amazing.the amount of ww2 vehicles and items of interest was stunning.a big thank you to the gent on reception,who was enthusiastic,knowledgeable and very...  more »
  • Looking for perspective on WWII in the Ardennes and across Luxembourg...this is the place to stop. The dioramas are very well done, the artifacts number in the thousands, the military vehicles are... 
    Looking for perspective on WWII in the Ardennes and across Luxembourg...this is the place to stop. The dioramas are very well done, the artifacts number in the thousands, the military vehicles are...  more »
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  • One of the better done WW2 museums. The sheer amount of exhibits is just fantastic, astonishing. A must see. However, after all there were real human lives involved. Must never happen again.Found parking a bit iffy though.
  • Wow! This is one of the best military museums that I've been to! It is absolutely packed with vehicles, equipment, weapons...It has about 4 floors. there is an elevator.

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