Relive the beginnings of the Battle of the Bulge

The Battle of the Bulge, which lasted 6 weeks during the winter of 44/45, began along the Our River on the night of 15/16 December 1944. The penetration of the "von Rundstedt offensive" was a surprise for the Allied troops. The Clervaux area was particularly hard hit by the German strikes, surprising the American troops. The various localities, which served as strongholds for the Allied troops, were at the heart of the fighting between 16 and 18 December 1944. 

With our CEBA (Circle of studies of the Battle of the Bulge) guide, Tom Scholtes, you will have the opportunity to listen to the stories of the heroic battles of the Allies but also their defeats, like the Battle of Clervaux. These battles in the war are unfortunately not well known but just as interesting, like the one of the Baker Company at Marnach, of Colonel Fuller at Clervaux, of the pursuit of the Axis forces to Dasbourg-bridge,...

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1. The Battle of Clervaux

Dates: 18 September, 12 November 2022

Stroll through the streets of Clervaux and listen to anecdotes and historical stories of this epic battle, also known as the "Luxembourg Alamo". This refers to this particularly violent and cruel battle of the Texas Revolution. The losses for the American troops were particularly heavy, both in terms of material (60 tanks against 4) and human, since many soldiers were taken prisoner. One of them, Colonel Fuller, who had taken up residence in the Claravallis Hotel, has a bust of himself in the station area. Tom Scholtes of the CEBA will tell you all his anecdotes and details of this epic battle for Clervaux.

Departure at 9.30 am at the foot of the Tourist Center of Clervaux (Place du Marché in Clervaux). A menu is offered at noon in one of the participating restaurants. An opportunity to extend the discussions all together around the table. Ends at 2.30 pm.

Price: 33 euros per person, excluding drinks, to be paid directly to the restaurant owner.

Languages: German, Luxembourgish, English, French

2. Mini-van tour of the important sites around Clervaux

Dates: 16 October, 11 December

Attention: Group of maximum 8 persons!

Tom Scholtes of the CEBA will take you to various historical sites of the fighting that took place in December 1944. The heroic story of the Baker Company of Marnach, first witnesses of the German offensive and guardians of this village destroyed by the fighting. But also the Dasbourg bridge, which the allies had built (as Bailey Bridge) to access German territory. You will discover the foxholes and shelters built on the Laschet plateau near Heinerscheid. But also the Battle of Clervaux, the general history of the American counter-offensive, and many other anecdotes along the way.

Departure at 9.30 am at the foot of the Tourist Center Clervaux (Place du Marché). A menu is offered at the Cornelyshaff in Heinerscheid. An opportunity to continue discussions over a good meal. Ends: 16.00

Price: 38 euros per person, excluding drinks, to be paid directly to the restaurant owner

Languages: German, Luxembourgish, French, English

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Practical information

To make a reservation, please contact us directly on +352 92 17 45 1 or via Please mention your first and last name, the number of people to be registered, the chosen date and a telephone number / e-mail address. We will confirm your registration as soon as possible. The menus of the restaurants will be communicated to you the week before the visit. Changes may be made to the menus.