The Fort de Loncin, a unique memorial of the Great War in Liège

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  • Monument
  • Museum & discovery

The Fort de Loncin is an exceptional memorial site. Located just a few kilometres from the town centre, it became the symbol of the Battle of Liège when facing the German troops in 1914. Partly destroyed during the first world war, it remains preserved as such.

Experience the daily life of the soldiers and the explosion of the fort

The Loncin fort offers an exceptional insight on the soldier's routines and life conditions when stationed there, waiting for war. Visiting the quarters, showers, cells, officers' mess, General Leman's quarters, visitors find themselves transported back to August 1914, bombings included.

The collections feature rare objects from that era: weapons, uniforms, personal effects found on the site.

The workings of the fort's turrets are also presented on plasma screens, thus offering a realistic re-enactment of the explosion.

August 1914 and the Great War

Bombed on August 7th, the Lonçin fort succeeded to resist another 11 days.

The fort exploded on 15 August 1914, hit by a canon nicknamed the "Big Bertha". The shell measured 42 cm and weighed 800 kg: 350 men died, only 150 souls made it alive. The building itself mostly was buried in the rubbles

A dramatic page of the first world war...

Schedule

All year round

April to October: guided visits possible at 2 pm

Groups welcome all year, minimum 10 persons.
The visit must be booked at least a week in advance.

Price

Individual

€ 7
€ 5
€ 5
€ 3

Group

€ 5
School: 2€, entry to the museum: 2€

Facilities

Services

  • Audioguide

Equipement

  • Car parking
  • Cycle rack
  • Parking

Animals

    Pets allowed

    Visites

    FR - EN - German - NL
    Audioguide/mobile app/tablet

    Additional information

    Parking busYes
    Secure ParkingYes
    The information provided is an indication only. We advise you to inquire directly with the organisers of the event that interests you before you leave.