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Trier Germany and a side trip to Luxembourg American Military Cemetery

I am arriving in Trier a day ahead of my tour and I would like to take a bus or train to Luxembourg City to visit the American Military Cemetery. General George S. Patton is buried here. I will be taking public transportations. If anyone has done this trip, any information would be helpful.

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(I've not done it by public transport)

there's also the Patton statue just past the station in Diekirch, which is a town easily reached from Luxembourg city by train and which has an excellent, super excellent Battle of the Bulge (Battle of the Ardennes) museum.

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I visited the cemetery last year, from Luxembourg City, by bus. It's in the suburb of Hamm, an easy bus ride from the Luxembourg Gare. These directions are spot on:

Once you get off the #15 bus (make sure you get on the one going to Hamm, it goes in two directions from Luxembourg Gare), it's an easy 10-15 minute walk - a little convoluted but follow the signs from the bus stop to the cemetery and it's almost impossible to get lost.

I too visited Diekirch - nice little town though probably nothing amazing for the average tourist. The museum there is small and feels very dated but definitely worth a visit if you are a World War II buff. It doesn't tell the story of the Battle of the Bulge in a coherent way, so you might want to re-read the basic facts of the battle before visiting the museum. You might be able to string in a stop in Diekirch by bus/train between Luxembourg City and Trier one way if you are interested in doing that. There's a direct train between Diekirch and Luxembourg City. FYI, you can buy an all-day transit pass for all buses and trains in Luxembourg (the whole little country) for only 4 euros. Not sure if it would cover the bus from Trier, though, maybe not.

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Thank you Andrew and Nigel. You have helped make my decision to go see the cemetery. The directions do not look difficult. One more thing complete on my planning.