The "Syndicat d’Initiative Stolzebuerg" is pleased to announce that from Sunday, June 27th, 2021 the copper mine will be open again. Guided tours for individual visitors will take place on Sunday, June 27th and Sunday, July 4th, 2021 at 2:00 p.m.

From Sunday, July 11th to Sunday, August 29th, 2021 there will be a guided tour every day at 2 p.m. During the months of September and October, a tour is planned every Sunday at 2:00 p.m.

Online reservations are required for each visit. Tickets can be ordered via www.visit-eislek.lu  or our website

As before, tours for groups can be booked directly on this page. The visits take place in compliance with the valid COVID-19 rules.

Memorial 1944

The first Allied soldiers

The first Allied soldiers, who crossed the German frontier on the 11th September 1944, 96 days after the landing in Normandy, were:

  • Sgt. Warner W. Holzinger,
  • Cpl. Ralph E. Diven,
  • T/5 Coy T. Locke,
  • Pfc. William McColligan,
  • Pfc. George F.McNeal,
  • Pfc. Jesse Stevens
  • and the French Lieutenant Lionel Delille

From the 2nd train, Cavalry Company B85 Cavalry reconnaissance squad, 5th US Tank Division.

They advanced to Keppeshausen, watched the bunkers of the west wall near Waldhof, returned to Stolzembourg at about 6:15 pm, and made report to Lt. Loren L. Vipond. The news was sent to the headquarters of the 1st US Army, which informed the world that it had crossed the German frontier that evening.

They made their way to Keppeshausen, Germany, reconnoitered the pillboxes of the Siegfried Line near Waldhof, Germany, and returned at 18.15 hours to report to Lt. Loren L. Vipond. The information was radioed to the Headquarters of the 1. US Army, which flashed that night the news to the world that it had crossed the German border.

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