Fort de la Chartreuse, Liège, Belgium

Visited: August 2010

The fort was built by the Dutch in 1817 to defend the city of Liege (Belgium did not exist until 1830), but in 1891 it was abandoned as a fort by military and became a simple barrack. 

From 1914 to 1918, it was used as a prison by the German army for hundreds of Belgians who oppose them. 49 people were executed and buried there. Since 1918, it was used as a barrack more than 30 years.

From September 1944 to July 1945, during the Battle of the Bulge, it served as a hospital for US Army.

The Chartreuse was abandoned by the military in 1982. The future of the fort is unknown.







Met new friends on the way :)

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