Luxembourg Things to Do

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Luxembourg Things to Do

  • Notre Dame Cathedral

    4 out of 5 stars

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    There is every Saturday at 11 am a organ concert in the Notre-Dame Cathedral lasting 30 minutes, free entrace, in the summer from May on alternating with concerts in the Saint Michael's Church. Notre-Dame Cathedral is in Rue Notre-Dame near Place Guillaume II, Saint Michael's Church in Rue Sigefroi, both are in Uewerstad Luxemburg City

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  • Historical Center

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    The tower with the nickname "Hollow Tooth" (Huelen Zand / Dent Creuse) is probably the best known ruin of the Bock casemates sytem. Luxembourgs defense structures were destroyed as part of a peace agreement from 1867 on and all that remains above ground are the ruins of this tower. There is pretty nothing to see in the tower itself, but it makes a...

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  • Grand Ducal Palace

    4 out of 5 stars

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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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  • Walking

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    Before you start exploring the city on foot it might be good to take the sightseeing train Petrusse Express leaving every 30 min between 10.00 and 18.00 from late March to October. It starts from Place de la Constitution. Cost 8,50 Euro for adul

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  • Gellen Fra (Golden Lady)

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    Luxembourg’s national monument was once just a memorial to the fallen soldiers of WWI. It became the National monument through rededication and through its history during the Nazi years. The monument consists of an obelisk with two bronze statues on the ground and a golden female figure on top of the obelisk. The latter figure is known to the...

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  • Bock Casemates

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    The Bock Casemates consist of tunnels and passages carved by the Spanish in the 17th century (in 1644 to be exact) and was in use during the World War I and II to give shelter to the city's inhabitants. The first t

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  • Place d'Armes

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    During the warmer months this market opens at 8am. Its an interesting mix of quality antiques, over-priced antiques of dubious heritage and absolute rubbish that really should go straight into the local landfill. Its worth a stroll through, but there’s no need to be here right at 8am. There aren’t to many bargains to be had and I even found broken...

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  • Bridges

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    The Old bridge – in common parlance – was built between 1859 and 1861 to cross the Pétrusse valley at a height of 45 metres. It consists of 24 arches spanning either 8 or 15 metres and of pillars up to 30 metres high. The total length is 290 metres whereas the slight curve in the middle is the result of military and strategic considerations.

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  • Museums

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    Surprisingly good museum with a focus on the city fortifications and military architecture of the 19th century. The temporary exhibition about Luxembourg plans in a Berlin Archive was well presented, even for people like me who are not big fans of the military. That said, the collections of uniforms and arms were not as interesting to me, but other...

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  • Monuments

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    With great views over the valley to Gare and the grand Luxembourg Bank building, the National Solidarity Monument offers a peaceful place to contemplate the resistance and solidarity of the Luxembourg people in the face of Nazi occupation. The brick structure is symbolic of imprisonment, and in front the eternal flame burns for all those who gave...

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  • Fortifications

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    Although the Bock was fortified from 963, the fortifications you can still see today were almost exclusively built in the 17th century (1600s), making a fortress out of Vielle Ville. You can walk along the line of those ramparts by following the Chemin de la Corniche, with absolutely stunning views of Grund in the valley (the oldest part of...

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  • Grand Duchess Charlotte Monument

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    I rather liked this statue...elegant lines for (presumably) an elegant woman. Grand Duchess Charlotte (1896-1985) became Head of State in Luxembourg in 1919, when her older sister abdicated (there was a referendum and almost 78% of Luxembourg citizens voted to retain the Grand Ducal monarchy). She remained Head of State through the Second World...

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  • Grund

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    Under the bridges and below the city centre's rocky summit lie the lower towns. These are old settlements that grew up alongside the Alzette river that runs through Pfaffenthal, Clausen and Grund. The river fed the workshops of the artisans who set up down below, to supply the shops up above. Today the lower towns offer the most beautiful views...

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  • Fountains

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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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  • 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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  • Petrusse Express Train

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    This has to be by far the poshest Numpty Train I have ever seen! Obviously (once again because of demanding children) there was no escaping the fact that at some point we would end up chugging the streets of Luxembourg of The Numpty Train... and we did indeedy!!! In The Grand Duchy it becomes so much more than a Numpty Train and you are almost...

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  • Eglise Saint-Michel - Church

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    I managed, quite inadvertently, to find the oldest religious site in Luxembourg city as I was walking towards the Bock and its casemates. Eglise St Michel stands on the site of a previous church built in 987 as the chapel for the Count of Luxembourg's castle. Obviously, over the succeeding centuries, the building has been changed, restructured and...

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  • Adolphe Bridge - Pont d'Adolphe

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    There are many beautiful bridges and viaducts over the Petrusse and Alzette valleys around Luxembourg's upper town and Pont Adolphe is one of the most remarkable. The bridge was built between 1900 and 1903 and named after Grand Duke Adolphe, the first ruler of Luxembourg not to hold the title in personal union with another. The bridge is also known...

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  • National Museum of History & Art

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    Not to be confounded with the City History Museum! A large part of MNHA deals with Prehistoric, Roman and Gallic History, Middle Ages and Napoleonic era have smaller galleries. In the Roman exhibition, do not forget to have a look at the tiles from a Roman villa. Paintings are a little underrepresented for my taste with a handful of Picassos, a...

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  • Tourist Office

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    I found the tourist information bureau by accident - but was able to get some very wonderful assistance from the staff based there. They gave me a few restaurant tips and also some information on how to find various shops.

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  • Chapelle St Quirin - Chapel

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    If you do not know exactly where to look for this tiny chapel, it is a little tricky to find. The fact that St. Quirin chapel was built into the rock of the Petrusse valley makes it not only special per se but also hard to find. The chapel was consecrated in 1355 which makes it Luxembourg’s oldest surviving church. The spot has most probably been a...

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  • Bus Tours

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    Luxembourg City can be seen from a roofless double-deck bus. You can 'hop on hop off' during 24 hours, the validity of a ticket. The onboard-audio equipment gives you comments of the different sights in 8 different languages through head-phones. VIDEO of my bus tour: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_FsH6WsE8c

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  • Dent Creuse

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    Dent Creuse means 'hollow tooth'...and you can see why this Medieval tower has gained its name. It was once part of the original city fortifications, built in 963 on the orders of Count Siegfried of Lorraine. They were constructed on the Rocher du Bock ('the bock), a huge lump of sandstone standing just outside what is now Vielle Ville. The Bock...

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  • La Corniche

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    Luxembourg City is well known for its beatiful sights and especially for the Chemin de la Corniche which is sometimes called "Europe's most beautiful balcony". It follows the bend of the little river Alzette, opposite to the Grund area. There are info signs to follow when you walk the way round the bend and at the bottom of the valley, taking the...

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  • Place Guillaume II

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    Since the middle of the 13th century, this square, named after William II, King of the Netherlands and Grand Duke of Luxembourg, has accommodated the church and the monastery of the order of Saint Francis. In common parlance the square is also called Knuedler - derived from the Luxembourgish word “Knued” denoting the knot in the belt of the...

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  • EU District

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    Luxembourg is one of the founding members of the EU, and sits right at its very heart. Despite the countries small size, it has some of the most important institutions in the world sitting on the Kirchberg in European Center. The European Court of Justice, the European Bank of Investment and the General Secretariate of the European Parliament are...

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  • Knuedler

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    Knuedler / Place Guillaume II Place Guillaume II, known as "Knuedler" by the locals, is one of the central squares in Luxembourg and often regarded as the city's main square. It includes the town hall as well as a handful of expensive shops, Notre-Dame Cathedral is located very close as well. An equestrian statue of Duke William II is located in...

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  • City History Museum

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    The city’s Historical Museum was one of my favourites in the city. Not because of a single item, but because of the variety in its temporary and permanent exhibitions. It is not simple history which is shown here, but history seen through different perspectives. Every floor has something different to see, you can roughly say that early history is...

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  • Parks & Gardens

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    After the fortress was dismantled in 1867, the available space on the western side of the city was partly used for the city park, which was designed by the famous Parisian country planner Edouard André. The gardens provide not only rest and relaxation for walkers, but also contain several relevant edifices and monuments.

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  • Petrusse Casemates

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    The Pétrusse Casemates were constructed in the 17th century by the Spanish. Not as large as the Bock Casemates and also more limited opening hours.

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  • Churches

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    Down in the gorge, this wee church was carved directly into the rock face. It's so small there are only five or six pews, and the pulpit is actually outside the church. You can't go in, but you can see everything from the gated doorway.

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  • Evangelische Kirche - Protestant Church

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    The current building dates back to 1730, but predecessor buildings can be dated back to 1333. The crypt (not open to public) and the altar (now moved to St. Michel’s church) are two of very few remains of the old building. When the Nassau-Willenburg – family took over the throne in Luxembourg, it became the main church of the protestant community....

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  • Pont Grande Duchesse Charlotte

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    The Rout Bréck (Red Bridge), as it is affectionately known by locals, which is actually called the Pont Grande-Duchesse Charlotte, was built in the 1960s and is red for no other reason than the fact that anti-rust paint was only available in that colour! It connects the old part of the city with the Kirchberg plateau, which is where the offices of...

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  • Place du Saint-Esprit

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    Even if you don't intend to take the elevator down to Grund, it's worth making a detour to this part of Vielle Ville. I think the buildings are mostly legal, courts of various types, but even though they are modern they are very attractive. And there are superb views from what was the Citadelle du Saint-Esprit (from Grund you can clearly see the...

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  • Railway Station

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    The Railway Station building has a very remarkable Clock Tower on top of the building and its ceiling was repainted by Armand Strainchamps, who is a famous artist. When arriving in Luxembourg, you can’t resist looking at the ceiling. It will attract your attention and its called head turner ceiling.

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  • Congregation Church - Trinity Church

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    Also called Church of the Trinity, it was built between 1739 and 1742. During the French Revolution it was seized and temporarily used as a theatre, before being handed over to the Protestant garrison in 1817. The richly decorated portal strikes through its clear lines and is doubtless one of the most beautiful of the city.

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  • Eglise St Jean Baptiste

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    Perhaps the most striking visual image to be discovered in Luxembourg City is the view of the Grund (the lower town) and especially the beautiful church of St. Jean Baptiste from the hills above. It's a fairly simple structure architecturally and the interior is not extraordinary. You'll find a slightly over-the-top high altar and a black Madonna...

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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

    City Cathedral named Notre Damn cathedral Luxembourg is the roman catholic church of Luxembourg city.-It was orginally a Jesuit church . The cornerstone was laid in 1613.. It is the only cathedral in the country of Luxembourg

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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. The cathedral is on the upper level.

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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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  • 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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