Luxembourg Things to Do

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Luxembourg Things to Do

  • Historic City Center

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    Many of Luxembourg's best sites are crammed into the streets that sit atop its highest sandstone cliffs in the centre of the city. Here among the tight, crowded streets that crisscross the flattened stone, you will find the fine Saint Michael's Church, the Grand Ducal Palace, as well as two of the country's greatest museums: the national History...

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  • Walking around

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    ...but you will have to search for them. Luxembourg's buildings mainly date from the late 1600s/1700s. By 'older bits' I mean before that time. Luxembourg most certainly existed then, but there is very little to show for it. One of the most atmospheric parts I came across was a little street near the Bock in Vielle Ville, Rue de la Loge. There's...

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  • Cathedral Notre Dame

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    I did like the Cathedrale Notre Dame (dating originally from 1613) even though my guidebook was extremely derisory of its architecture. I liked the huge Art Deco columns (1930s, apparently), and the (modern) stained-glass, and especially the hugely twiddly Baroque gallery (1622): lots of angels and flowers and similar, carved from alabaster. I...

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  • Grand Ducal Palace

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    Walking through downtown Luxembourg City we were completely unaware what we were looking at when we arrrived at the Grand Ducal Palace. The palace is not set back from the street and aside from its size, the presence of guards out front, and the flags flying from the roof it is sometimes mistaken for something else. The palace is the official...

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  • Bridges

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    A wonder of its time, the Aldophe Bridge had the greatest stone arch span in the world when it was built in 1903. Connecting the old town in Haute Ville with the train station in Gare, it has become a busy four lane thoroughfare, but it also has two footpaths which offers breathtaking views across the Grund and back to the old town.

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  • Monuments

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    Michele Rodange was a Luxembourg writer and poet, born in Waldbillig, whose most famous work is 'Renert the Fox' (1872). I rather liked this memorial fountain in his name...especially the fox on the top. There's a bronze portrait plaque as well as a useful 'eau potable' (drinking water) sign. I bet most visitors to Luxembourg city walk don't even...

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  • Gellen Fra (Golden Lady)

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    The Gëlle Fra (Golden Lady) is a statue on the godess Nike on top of a column. It was created in 1923 to commemorate the Luxembourgers who lost their lives in the first world war. The German nazis pulled it down in 1940 but after extensive restoration works it was once again in place in 1984. When I visited, the Gëlle Fra wasn't at home! She was...

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  • Knuedler

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    The history of the Place Guillaume II dates back to the mid 13th century when it was the site of the church and the monastery of the Franciscan order. Place Guillaume II is also known as "Knuedler" which is derived from the knot in the belt of the Franciscan friars. The square is nowadays dominated by a bronze equestrian statue of Guillaume II...

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  • Having Fun, Passing Time

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    Actually, maybe I am guilty for all these changes because everytime when I take my umbrella there is beautiful sunny day and when I leave it at home there is rain... But if you will have a good day you should see sky you have never experienced... more layers of colours like someone did it in Photoshop. Just enjoy an example of it...

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  • Churches

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    I was walking around the city, and sadly the rain was falling even more heavily than when I arrived at the main railway station. I came across the church and was able to get inside to escape the weather. I sat inside and warmed up a little - it was indeed peaceful.

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  • Museums

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    If you go to the casino expecting to be able to blow a fortune, then you'll be disappointed. The casino is now home to the forum of contemporary art, and has a dozen rooms, which either form a single exhibition or a number of exhibitions. Admission is EUR 4 or free for under 18s with concessions getting in for EUR 3, and there can be some very...

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  • Special Events

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    Luxembourg's wine-growing community gathers at the start of December to announce the latest vintage of wine and crémant. Crémant is sparkling white wine similar to French champagne, with there being a very active although small winegrowing region along the banks of the Moselle. The Vins et Crémants Festival takes place in Luxembourg City on the...

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  • Theatre des Capucins

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    Theatre des Capucins Tourist Office of the City of Luxembourg organises quality of musical concerts in Theatre des Capucins. These are mostly competitions and lots of competitive participate in those concerts from all over Luxembourg and Belgium.

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  • Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin

    This is a very nice church very much into the history of the city. I have first the official Catholic site for Luxembourg at the churchhttp://www.cathol.lu/archidiocese-erzbistum/annuaire-diocesain/paroisses-territoriales-pfarreien/article/luxembourg-paroisse-notre-dameand the official site of the cathedral here http://www.cathedrale.lu/Cathedral...

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  • Casemates

    These are the old fortifications of the city, found particularly at the Montée de Clausen overlooking the Grund area and the River Alzette.The Bockfiels (or Bock) is where Count Siegfried built a castle in 963 to found the city. Great views from the top down into the valley. Great views from the valley up to the ruined fortifications.

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  • Groussherzogleche Palais

    ... or the Grand Ducal Palace for those who don't speak the local language. It has been that since 1890, but dates back to 1572 when it was the city hall.You can get a guided tour between mid July and mid August.Part of it's charm is that it is in a quiet back street in the city centre - no grand appearances.

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  • Go down to the Grund area

    The historic center of the Grund, magical hilly streets, and wonderful architecture and parks. Even restos. The walk is lovely, there is a petit train too(Petrusse Express) , but walking is good for us. Also there is a lift, elevator that brings you down but never use it.you will be along the banks of the Alzette River and, in addition to being a...

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  • Grand Ducal Palace

    wonderful palace right in the middle of the city,it can be tour and see the cinderalla story of a young woman from Havana Cuba who end up the first and only European Head of State and Duchess Maria of Luxembourg since reaching the throne in 2000.In 1815, the Great Powers meeting in Vienna decided to create the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg , and give...

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  • Adolf's Bridge

    The biggest impression leaves Adolf's bridge. During its construction in 1900-1903 it was one of the greatest stone bridges in Europe. The central arch has height of 46 meters, its flight makes 84 meters. Petrussa river flows below.You can watch my 1 min 45 sec Video Luxemburg out of my Youtube channel.

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  • Fortification

    Exploring the fortress walls, chambers, casemates will take at least half a day. The fortress has a rich history. You can do it by yourself with a self-guided tour map. Or you can join a walking tour of the Luxembourg City Tourism Office (2 hours) on Saturdays at 3 pm. Check out : www.lcto.lu/en/fid/1/66/73/wenzel/

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  • Schengen

    As part of our 2009 cycling tour, we rode from Luxembourg City to Schengen, where the treaty allowing border-free circulation of people among the European countries was signed in 1985.A steel monument by the Moselle river commemorates this important event, commonly referred to as the "Schengen Agreement".The treaty restored, in part, the...

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  • Clervaux

    Clervaux (a.k.a. Clerf) is a pretty town in a Luxembourg Ardennes valley, featuring a 12th century castle with the famous photo exhibition "The Family of Man" by Edward Steichen and a documentation on the Ardennes Campaign in WW2, an imposing neo-romanic church with wonderful stained-glass-windows and a benedictine monastery.

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  • Castles of Luxemburg - u/c

    Virtually every small town in the Ardennes region of Luxembourg features a castle or at least a castle ruin - proof of the fact that Luxembourg was part of a much fought-over region in the middle ages. Vianden is by far the most iconic, but almost equally impressive medieval castles in Bourscheid, Esch-Sur-Sure, Beaufort and Larochette.

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  • Vianden

    The Vianden castle (Ardennes region) is the most spectacular fortress of Luxembourg. The Counts of Vianden where the most powerful nobles of the Rine - Mosel - Maas area from the 11th to the 15th century. The loss of its military importance led to neglect, but the castle has been fully restored and is a very worthwhile destination again.

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  • Luxembourg - (City)

    The capital of tiny Luxembourg has some interesting sights: Quite unique are the "Kasematten", underground military installations from the 19th century. The "Corniche" is a superb viewing point from the upper city. The cathedral features wonderful stained-glass-windows.

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  • Visit Jardin des papillons

    This small garden of butterflies is situated in Grevenmacher and you will be really surprised. First the building looks like for growing vegetables but when you enter it you will feel like in tropical rainforest. Butterflies are main attraction and they are everywhere around you accompanied by chameleons, frog, insects and bees (thanks Lord not...

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  • Bourscheid Views

    The castle is 370 meters above sea level and sits over 150 meters above the surrounding valley. The views from up there are just stunning. On two sides there are pine forests and in front of the castle is the valley with the meandering River Sure. In its day the castle had 11 watch towers, same as the one in the photo and covered an area of more...

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  • Monument to Grand Duke William II

    The bronze equestrian statue that dominates Place Guillaume II was erected in honor of the King-Grand Duke William II of Orange-Nassau. He reigned from 1840 to 1849, and one year before his death, he gave the Grand Duchy its first parliamentary constitution, one of the most liberal constitutions in Europe at the time.The statue was erected in 1844....

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  • Grand Ducal Guard

    The Corps of Gendarmes (State police) and Volunteers (Le Corps des Gendarmes et Volontaires) was created in 1881 and constituted the first purely national Armed Force in Luxembourg. As Luxembourg was neutral during the pre-mentioned time period, the corps was more a type of national military school system, preparing and providing access to civil...

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  • Notre-Dame Cathedral

    Notre-Dame Cathedral is the Roman Catholic Cathedral. It was originally a Jesuit church, and its cornerstone was laid in 1613.The church is a noteworthy example of late gothic architecture. It has wonderful Organ Gallery and Stained Glass (on my hidden photo).

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  • SEND MR. LIEW A POSTCARD

    Mr. Liew is the very nice man from Malaysia who is collecting postcards from ALL the countries of the world. Please save this tip in your ‘Custom Travel Guide’, print it and take it with you to Luxembourg. Once here buy a (very expensive unfortunately) postcard and send it off to Mr. Liew !His address is:SL LiewG-8-4 Taman Bukit...

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  • Casemates du Bock

    Bock-kasematten/Bock Casemates is a must visit! As soon a syou enter, you may feel that you may get lost! but just follow the arrow marks and you will be directed out! You can get in at 2 places - Petrusse Casemates (located near Pl. de la Constitution or near the big flag post); Bock Promontory

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  • Place Guillaume II, Luxembourg

    Place Guillaume II is located west of Krautmaart in the heart of the city of Luxembourg. It is also known as Knuedler. The equestrian statue of Grand Duke William II was erected in the center of the square. The square is one of the popular tourist attractions in the city of Luxembourg. It is also a favourite meeting place for the locals.

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  • Luxembourg City

    Luxembourg City is not a large city, but it straddles several valleys so is on differant levels into two gorges, i would say the more interesting places are on the upper level.

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  • Petrusse Valley

    This area, viewed from all along Avenue Marie-Therese and Boulevard F.D.R. is beautiful and historical. These stone walls (some natural, some man-made) are what protected this tiny country over the years. Some of the walls are gone now but a lot still remains. The casements, turrets, and secret tunnels are fun to visit but not much to look at...

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  • Cathedral Notre Dame

    This is a pretty church. The doors, showing the life of Mary, are impressive. Inside, there are a variety of stained glass windows all with different styles. My favorite was this set of windows near the entrance. Very modern, they still seemed to fit into the style of the place. The pillars in the church have a terrific bas-relief pattern on them -...

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  • Grand Ducal Palace, Luxembourg

    Grand Ducal Palace is located at the heart of Luxembourg City in Southern Luxembourg. It is the official residence of the Grand Duke of Luxembourg. It is also his office where he performs his duties as the head of state. Grand Ducal Palace was constructed in 1572. It was designed by Adam Roberti as a town hall. The palace was converted to the...

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  • Visit Enscherange

    Enscherange, a pittoresque village in the Ardennes. Many nice old farmhouses and a great cafe in this little village. A nice camp-site in the village: Camping Val d'Or. (the golden valley).There are nice walking path's in this neighbourhood sometimes with stunning views and panorama's.It's a 15 min walk to Wilwerwiltz, where you can find the...

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  • William Square

    The square dates from the 13th century & is named after William II, King of the Netherlands & Grand Duke of Luxembourg.Today the square hosts markets & concerts, around it you'll find the Town Hall & Tourist Office.

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  • LUXEMBOURG CITY TOURIST OFFICE

    These folks are superb. They are right in the Place Guillaume II in the capital. They offer free (and very good!) maps, speak a load of languages, are friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. Not only do they cover the capital city, they can help with your adventures all across the country of Luxembourg. They are also open virtually everyday, including...

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  • Place d'Armes

    This pedestrianised square dates back to 1671. It is surrounded by pavement cafes and is a meeting place for locals & tourists.

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  • Gelle Fra Memorial

    The Golden Lady on Constitution Square was built in 1923 to honour the Luxembourgers who died in the First World War. The memorial is a gold-plated female figure on a stone obelisk.It was pulled down by the Nazis on the 20th October 1940. It was fully restored to its original appearance in 1984.

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  • Petrusse Valley

    The valley is located below the Adolphe & Passerelle bridges. It divides the Upper Town from the Plateau Bourbon.Paths & steps lead down to the valley floor. Once there pleasant walks can be taken along the paths near the river.

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  • Adolphe Bridge

    The bridge was erected between 1900 & 1903 during the rule of Grand Duke Adolphe. The bridge spans more than 85 metres across the Petrusse valley at a height 42 metres. The bridge gives great views of the valley & the city's fortifications.

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  • Visit the Luxembourg American Cemetery

    There are 5,076 Americans buried in the cemetery including General George S. Patton. Many of the dead are from the Battle of the Bulge and the Allies advance into Germany. Graves of Medal of Honor recipients have a gold star on them. It is open from 9am to 5pm and is only closed on 25 Decemeber and 1 January.

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