For travelers, the small town of Margraten is mostly important for the Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial that is located here. It is the 3rd largest World War II cemetery for unidentified soldiers in Europe and the final resting ground for no less than 8301 American soldiers. Many of the graves have been adopted by locals, who attend to the white marble crosses and sometimes place flowers. The American president George W. Bush visited the Margraten cemetery in May 2005. Although visits by other Americans, both relatives and former army comrades of the deceased used to be common, the number of people that comes here has decreased heavily over time.
Margraten is on the main road from Maastricht to Aachen, and therefor easily reachable over the N278 from both directions. Bus line 50 will bring you here from Maastricht, Vaals or Aachen. There is no trainstation.