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  • 1 Chemin de la Corniche Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Chemin de la Corniche L - 1339 Luxembourg

    This has been called «the most beautiful balcony in Europe» because of its views. The path borders the old ramparts along the edge of the Alzette and reachs the enormous gateway known as the Porte de Grund (1632). The elegant façades of houses belong..

  • 2 Viewpoints from Place de la Constitution Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Pl. de la Constitution L - 2011 Luxembourg

    Make your way up to this old Beck bastion with its obelisk to take in the fantastic views over the Pétrusse ravine, the surrounding gardens and the Pont Adolphe. This is where you'll find the entrance to the Pétrusse blockhouses.

  • 3 Viewpoints from the St-Esprit Plateau Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Plateau St-Esprit L - 1475 Luxembourg

    The crest of the Vauban citadel, known as the «Plateau of the Holy Spirit», gives magnificent views over the valleys of the Pétrusse and the Alzette, as well as over to the Rham Plateau and the low town of Grund and the Church of St-Jean.

  • 4 Casemates du Bock Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Chemin de la Corniche L - 1339 Luxembourg

    This is the unfinished part of a 23-km long defensive maze built in 1745. It connected the various parts of the fortress. During the air raids in the Second World War, its corridors were used as shelters. An archaeological crypt encloses several ruin..

  • 5 National History and Art museum Interesting

    Museums and art

    Pl. du Marché-aux-Poissons L - 2536 Luxembourg

    This museum has a large Gallo-Romain section, a Fine Art section including ancient and modern art, and a section on Life in Luxembourg (decorative art, popular arts and crafts).

  • 6 Viewpoints from Boulevard Victor Thorn Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    Bd Victor-Thorn L - 2329 Luxembourg

    Boulevard Victor Thorn offers remarkable views over the Alzette Valley, reached by Pont Vauban and in the middle of which is the suburb of Pfaffenthal. Above, the Pont Grande-Duchesse Charlotte linking the town to the Kirchberg plateau, where the Cen..

  • 7 Grand Duke's Palace Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    R. du Marché-aux-Herbes 17 L - 1728 Luxembourg

    The left wing of the palace, the old city hall, goes back to the 16C. It has gracious turrets and its facade is decorated with geometric bas-reliefs. The right wing, known as «la Balance», was added in 1741 and the building to its right, finished in ..

  • 8 Notre-Dame Cathedral Interesting

    Religious buildings

    R. Notre-Dame L - 2240 Luxembourg

    The cathedral's thin spires and choir stalls date from the 20C but the building itself is an old Jesuit church dating from the 17C. Although a Gothic style dominates the cathedral, there are several Renaissance and Baroque elements such as the carvin..

  • 9 Grand Duchess Charlotte Bridge Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Pont Grande-Duchesse Charlotte L - 1330 Luxembourg

    This striking red bridge, inaugurated in 1966, is made of steel, a symbol of the CECA. It crosses a 300 metre stretch of the Alzette.

  • 10 Musée d'Histoire de la Ville de Luxembourg Interesting

    Museums and art

    R. du St-Esprit 14 L - 1499 Luxembourg

    The museum concentrates on the fortress city fought over by European countries, as well as the economic (ARBED, amongh others), political (independence in 1890), religious (Marian cult) and cultural aspects of the capital of the Grand Duchy. The uppe..

  • 11 Natur Musée Interesting

    Museums and art

    R. Münster 25 L - 2160 Luxembourg

    The setting is remarkable: the national Natural History Museum is housed in the 14C St-Jean hospice in the old Grund district, a Unesco World Heritage Site. The hospice was originally a mental asylum and orphanage and was turned into a women's prison..

  • 12 Place d'Armes

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Pl. d'Armes L - 1136 Luxembourg

    This shaded square is the lively centre of the city. In high season, the cafés spill onto the pavements. The main feature of the square is the Palais Municipal. Behind the bandstand is a column in honour of Michel Lentz, the author of the Luxembourg ..

  • 13 Place Guillaume II

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Pl. Guillaume II L - 1648 Luxembourg

    As the name indicates, this square is dedicated to William II of the Netherlands (1792-1849), Grand Duke of Luxembourg. The equestrian statue of the great man stands in this square. The hôtel de ville, built in a traditional local style, has overlook..

  • 14 Le Bock

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Montée de Clausen L - 1343 Luxembourg

    This rocky outcrop used to be linked to the city by a drawbridge (now replaced by the Pont du Château). Today, it has been smoothed away by the creation of the Clausen hill and suppports the ruins of Luxembourg Castle. The tower, known as the «Broken..

  • 15 Kirchberg European Centre

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Pl. de l'Europe L - 1499 Luxembourg

    The 22-floor tower, built in 1965, contains the Secretariat of the European Parliament. The Council of Ministers sits here for three months a year. The building was adjoined by a smaller one, the Centre Robert Schuman. A third building completed in 1..

  • 16 Porte des Trois Tours

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Bd Jean-Ulveling L - 2653 Luxembourg

    This gate stands at the level of the second city wall and is only flanked by two towers. Further along, the 17th-Century Porte Pfaffenthal leads into the city.

  • 17 Le Kirchberg

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Rue de Kirchberg L - 1858 Luxembourg

    Since the 1960s, the Kirchberg plateau has housed various European institutions and the town and plateau have seen incredible urban growth, with hotels and a European school. At the end of the motorway which crosses the plateau, you can see the exhib..

  • 18 A drive through the suburbs

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Montée du Grund L - 1645 Luxembourg

    Take the car through the suburbs of Grund, Pfaffenthal and Clausen by driving along the right bank of the Alzette. The city will unveil a new face: its popular districts, its houses, and its brasseries which still make their own beer... At the bottom..

  • 19 Place du marché

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Pl. du Marché L - 1728 Luxembourg

    This square was once a crossroads between Roman roads and owes its name to the Marché-aux-Poissons (Fish Market) that once stood here. The old houses around the square make it a very picturesque place. You will find the house called «under the pillar..

  • 20 Place Clairefontaine

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Pl. Clairefontaine L - 1341 Luxembourg

    On this attractive square situated in the old town near the cathedral, it's good to stroll. A memorial to Grand Duchess Charlotte has been erected.

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