The cemetery consists of 17 acres of manicured lawn surrounded by 33.5 acres of woods. The  visitor center, where information and brochures are attainable, is to the left as the visitor enters the front gates. Entering through the gates, the visitor will see the impressive Memorial Chapel encompassed by a stone terrace directly in front of them. The chapel includes massive bronze doors embellished with bronze cartouches depicting military “virtues”, a sparkling mosaic ceiling and a colorful stained glass windows showcasing the Army insignia representing the men and woman that rest in the cemetery.

On the lower level of the terrace, two pylons face each other across a quote by Eisenhower about the sacrifice of military service members.  The pylons display the battle movements in the western European Operations (on the right) and those related to the Battle of the Bulge (on the left). On the reverse of the maps, 371 names of those missing in action are inscribed. Twenty-three bronze rosettes identify service members who have been recovered since the inscriptions were made and now rest in known graves.

Sloping away from the terrace is the cemetery where 5,070 service members lie, many of whom lost their lives in the Battle of the Bulge and in the advance to the Rhine River. The design is a softly curving fan shape consisting of nine sections interspersed with four fountains, majestic trees, and expansive rose and rhododendron beds. It is a befittingly tranquil final resting place for these Americans who gave their all.

The cemetery was established on December 29, 1944 by the 609th Quartermaster Company of the U.S. Third Army while Allied Forces were stemming the enemy's desperate Ardennes Offensive, one of the critical battles of World War II. The city of Luxembourg served as headquarters for General George S. Patton's U.S. Third Army. The cemetery is the final resting place of General Patton.


Vintage poster of Luxembourg American Cemetery
A vintage poster was created by French artist DOZ for all ABMC cemeteries and five monuments and memorials to mark ABMC’s centennial. At this time, we are not offering printed versions of the posters, but the high-resolution printing file for each poster is available here for personal use. Please note that the posters are copyrighted and may not be reproduced for commercial purposes. Please contact ABMC Public Affairs at publicaffairs@abmc.gov with any questions.

Location: Luxembourg
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Cemetery Information

Visiting Hours

The cemetery is open daily to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., except December 25 and January 1. It is open on host country holidays. When the cemetery is open to the public, a staff member is on duty in the visitor building to answer questions and escort relatives to grave and memorial sites.

Contact Us

Luxembourg American Cemetery
50, Val du Scheid
2517 Luxembourg


GPS Coordinates: 49° 36' 46" N , 6° 11' 9" E

Luxembourg American Cemetery is located near the town of Hamm, three miles east of Luxembourg City center.

Schedule a Free Tour:

Luxembourg American Cemetery offers free, guided tours. To schedule a tour, contact the cemetery for availability at least 72 hours ahead of the preferred tour time.

Travel via Car:

The cemetery is reached via E25/E44 highways, exit #7 following the “cimetières militaires” (Military Cemeteries) signs.

Travel via Train:

Train service is available to and from most European destinations. Travel via high speed train (TGV) from Paris to Luxembourg is about two hours. Taxis are available from the train station. 

Travel via Airplane:

Luxembourg airport is approximately three miles northeast of the cemetery. Taxis are available from the airport.

Travel via Public Transportation:

The cemetery is accessible for free through the 363 shuttle bus line, which circulates from the gare routière LuxExpo in Kirchberg directly to the cemetery parking lot in Hamm. The bus line operates every day of the week (Monday - Sunday) from March 10 to Dec. 14 and runs every hour on the hour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The next closest city bus stops are Käschtewee (bus lines 9, 15, 27) and Ronndréisch (bus lines 411, 421, 422, 502). They are about one mile away from the cemetery, but wayfinding signs mark the path to the cemetery from each of those bus stops.