American Cemeteries

Wallonia counts many memorials and museums dedicated to the first and second world war. Those wishing to pay a special tribute to American soldiers having fallen while fighting for freedom can do so at two cemeteries in the south of Belgium:

American Cemetery and Memorial of Henri-Chapelle

A slight slope will bring you to the Henri-Chapelle military cemetery, where 7,992 American soldiers are buried. This WW2 and Battle of the bulge memorial also has a chapel and a visitor's area, framed with 450 plaques, each referencing a disappeared soldier. The Esplanade overlooks the region beautifully.

American Cemetery and Memorial of Neuville-en-Condoz

5,327 American soldiers are buried on this site, also known as the Ardennes American Cemetery. Visitors can also admire an impressive memorial (complete with a chapel and museum) featuring three giant murals depicting the Batte of the Bulge and the military operations having taken place in Europe.