The Museum of the Ardennes Counteroffensive

The Museum of the Ardennes Counteroffensive at Clervaux Castle illustrates this historic moment of World War II with documents, uniforms, and authentic weapons.

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The Ardennes Counteroffensive in Luxembourg

The Ardennes Counteroffensive, also known as the Battle of the Bulge, was the last attempt by the Third Reich to defeat the Allied forces of the West in the winter of 1944-45. On 16 December, 1944, German troops under the command of General von Rundstedt attacked the weakly defended American line along the Sauer and Our rivers. The majority of the population of Ösling was evacuated, but there were nevertheless many victims among the civilian population. General Patton redeployed the Third Army from the Saar to Luxembourg. During intense fighting, he regained the north sector by sector.

The Museum of the Ardennes Counteroffensive commemorates this dark but decisive period of the last century. The Battle of the Bulge lasted almost two months. It was one of the largest and most confusing battles of the Second World War, and ultimately liberated Luxembourg from German occupation.

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Practical Information

Opening hours:

Low season: Saturday to Sunday from 10:00 to 18:00

Season: Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm

Closed on Mondays

Admission prices

€3.50 full price
€2.50 Discounted price for

  • groups of 10 people or more
  • Hostelling International card
  • students over 21 years

COMBI ticket full price: €5.00
COMBI Discounted price €3.00, access to the two museums in the castle:

  • Museum of the Ardennes Counteroffensive
  • Museum of Models of the Castles and Palaces of Luxembourg

Free entry:

  • Children and adolescents under 21 years
  • with a valid "Luxembourd Card"
  • with a valid "Camping Key Europe"


Musée de la Bataille des Ardennes
Château de Clervaux
Téléphone : (00352) 26 91 06 95
Fax : (00352) 92 91 80