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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 National History and Art museum of Luxembourg - MNHA Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

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

    The museum's extensive art collections will delight history lovers. It houses a prehistory and protohistory section, an extremely rich section devoted to the Gallo-Roman period, a Fine Art section including ancient and modern art, and a section devot..

  • 5 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..

  • 6 Le Kirchberg Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Rue de Kirchberg L - 1858 Luxembourg

    Various European institutions have settled on the Kirchberg plateau, crossed by a national highway, giving rise to a highly ambitious urban planning project. In the throes of transformation, the district has been endowed with bold edifices designed b..

  • 7 Grund, Pfaffenthal and Clausen districts Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Montée du Grund L - 1645 Luxembourg

    Don't hesitate to explore the suburbs of Grund (a Unesco World Heritage Site), Pfaffenthal and Clausen, referred to as the "lower" town of Luxembourg. These three former villages, formerly the home of craftsmen and soldiers, are attracting ..

  • 8 European Court of Justice Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    bd Konrad-Adenauer 45 L - 2925 Luxembourg

    Since 1973, this unusual building has been the seat of the European Union Court of Justice and underwent its fourth extension in 2008. Designed by French architect Dominique Perrault, the first court was comprised of a glazed structure (by Conzemius ..

  • 9 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..

  • 10 Grand Duke's Palace Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

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

    The Grand-Ducal palace is the town home of the Grand Duke and, since 1895, it is also the scene of most official activities. The former Noblemen's room, adorned with portraits of Luxembourg's grand dukes, is used for audiences. The left wing of the p..

  • 11 Notre-Dame Cathedral of Luxembourg 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..

  • 12 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.

  • 13 Luxembourg City History Museum - (MHVL) 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..

  • 14 Natural History Museum Interesting

    Museums and art

    R. Münster 25 L - 2160 Luxembourg

    The National Natural History Museum is one of the oldest cultural institutions of Luxembourg. Interactive displays and presentation cases seek to explain the continental drift theory, geological timelines, natural phenomena, Darwin's theory of evolut..

  • 15 Place d'Armes of Luxembourg

    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 ..

  • 16 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. His equestrian statue stands in this square. Since 1830, the town hall, built in a Neo-Renaissance style, has overlooked the squar..

  • 17 Bock rock

    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..

  • 18 Council of the European Union

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Pl. de l'Europe L - 1499 Luxembourg

    Unmistakable on the Place de l'Europe, the 22-storey Alcide-de-Gasperi tower, built in 1965, is home to the Council of the European Union, when it meets here three times a year. At the foot of the tower lies the European Conference and Congress Centr..

  • 19 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.

  • 20 Fish market square

    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 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 pillars»: above its Renaissa..

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