Inside Luxembourg's rather elaborate railway station you'll find this chunky memorial to those Luxembourgeois railway workers who were killed during the Second World War. It's worth having a look at (on the left as you enter the station concourse)...I like the way the living are carrying the flame passed on by the dead (I assume).
There's a wonderful piece of stained-glass in the station as well. Look above the main departure board: it's a really rather lovely depiction of the city.
Gare Luxembourg, Place de la Gare.
I came across this tiny roadside shrine as I was walking back up from Grund into the more modern part of the town.
It's now sheltered by a protective building but, from the wear on its stone surfaces, it was clearly once exposed to the elements.
At a guess..and from the clothing depicted in the carvings...I'd say it dates from the late 1600s or early 1700s.
The wooden carving underneath...three women on a mule, one blindfolded and (from the rosary and cross placed around her) clearly a saint....dates from 1712 and, I suspect, was not part of the original shrine.
The shrine is on the roadside slightly above the ancient Chapelle St-Quirin, on Rue du Prague.
If you turn left on the Ville Haute side of the river in Grund and then walk along Rue St-Ulric you'll come to number 14.
Have a look: markers on the exterior of this (freshly-painted in red) house show how high the river has risen in past centuries. Th worst seems to have been in 1756, although it is entirely possible that higher floods happened before the house was built of course.
As Rue St-Ulric is not actually at river level (I'd estimate it to be around 20 feet (7m) above the level when I visited) the 1756 flood but have been absolutely massive and, I'm certain, must have caused a vast amount of damage.
The Tram and Bus Museum documents Luxembourg's public transportation.
You can see many old trams which were in operation from 1875 until the early 1960's. Afterwards the public transport was changed to buses.
Apart from some original vehicles, the museum also shows numerous models of trams and buses as well as all sorts of photos and documents about public transportation in Luxembourg.
The museum is only open on Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from 13:30 h until 17:30 h. Entrance is free.
The Tram and Bus Museum is located in the City Bus Depot in the district of Hollerich. You can get there by bus #17 from the city centre or by bus #22 from the main train station.
Address: Tram and Bus Museum, 63 Rue de Bouillon, 1248 Luxembourg
The BCL is Luxembourg's Central Bank and formerly was of course responsible for guaranteeing the currency supply in Luxembourg. Now it is part of the ESCB (European System of Central Banks). There is not much to see here, but if you are interested in banking it is worth popping by to look at the building when strolling through the city.
There are several "Voie de la Liberté" milestone posts in Luxembourg, some in more prominent locations than others, all commemorating the liberation by the Allies at the end of the Second World War, in 1944. The Voie de la Liberté starts all the way back in France in St. Mère Eglise, and follows the route taken by the Allies in freeing Europe. There are various points on it in Luxembourg (another is in Hamm 4km from Luxembourg City) and there are a number of books about it and a postage stamp (released in France in 1947 to commemorate the inauguration of the Voie de la Liberté).
Luxembourg chairs the European Union at the moment. The nation is proud of it, you can see that. The flag on the photo shows it too.
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