War Heritage Institute

Fort Eben-Emael welcomes its 10,000th visitor since its reopening on June 23

On Tuesday August 18 Marcel Verhasselt, vice president of the Board, welcomed the 10,000th visitor after the end of the corona lockdown with a free admission and a souvenir. The Hasevoets family from Wellen was the happy recipient of the prize.

Fort Eben-Emael was one of the largest and sturdiest fortifications in Europe and was deemed invincible. The spectacular attack on the Fort on May 10, 1940 by German elite paratroopers signalled the tragic start of the Second World War for Western Europe.