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  • 1 Deacon Church

    Religious buildings

    R. du 10-septembre L - 9516 Wiltz

    Situated in the lower town, the 16th century church was enlarged and restored in the 20th century. it has two Gothic names which house the tombstones of the Lords of Wiltz. A beautiful Louis XV gate marks the entrance to the Count's Chapel. As you cl..

  • 2 Castle

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    R. du Château L - 9516 Wiltz

    This castle occupied by the Counts of Wilts has a square tower from the 13C which was remodelled in 1722. The main wing dates from 1631. It Is now an old people's home. At the foot of main stairway (added in 1727) there is an amphitheatre, built in 1..

  • 3 Our Lady of Fatima Monument

    Religious buildings

    R. N.-D. de Fatima L - 9516 Wiltz

    This monument, which was a place of pilgrimage for the Portuguese immigrants, dates back to 1952. From here you have an interesting view over the slated roofs of white town, which is set out in tiers up the hillside. On your way there, you will pass ..

  • 4 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 ..

  • 5 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..

  • 6 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..

  • 7 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..

  • 8 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.

  • 9 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..

  • 10 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..

  • 11 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..

  • 12 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.

  • 13 Fort Thüngen

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    R. du Fort-Thüngen L - 1629 Luxembourg

    The amusingly shaped former Fort Thüngen (18C) was built deep in the woods. It earned its nickname - Three Acorns - because of its acorn-shaped towers. It will eventually house the fort museum, designed by French architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte and de..

  • 14 European Court of Justice

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    bd Konrad-Adenauer 45 L - 2925 Luxembourg

    This four-floored building dates from 1970. Its steel structure was painted brown and the building has a large terrace which has statues Statues of Henry Moore and Lucien Wercollier. Nearby, the Bâtiment Jean Monnet, with its smoked glass front, hous..

  • 15 Casemates de la Pétrusse

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Pl. de la Constitution L - 1499 Luxembourg

    This large underground network which opens onto the Pétrusse Valley was built in 1746 by the Austrians to improve the plateau's defences on the South flank.

  • 16 Villa Vauban

    Museums and art

    Av. Emile-Reuter 18 L - 1499 Luxembourg

    The Villa Vauban has Belgian, Dutch and French pictures from the 17C to the present day, and also hosts temporary exhibitions. Among the Flemish paintings, see the works by David Teniers the Younger (17C). The 17C Dutch collection is excellent. Frenc..

  • 17 Église St-Jean-du-Grund

    Religious buildings

    R. Münster L - 1499 Luxembourg

    Until the French Revolution, this church was part of the Benedictine Abbey of Munster. The current edifice dates from 1705. Inside, notice the three retables in the choir stalls in Flemish Baroque style, a 16th-Century Way of the Cross in Limoges ena..

  • 18 Lohmühle Dam

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    N10 L - 9409 Vianden

    This term forms the lower basin of a large hydroelectric plant. The reservoir, which holds 10 million cubic meters of water is 8 km long. The New church, constructed in 1770 in the former plague-stricken quarter, huddles at the foot of the dam, on th..

  • 19 Hydroelectric pump station

    Industrial tourism and theme park

    BP 2 L - 9401 Vianden

    The annual production of energy sometimes reaches 1 600 million kWh. The machine room, hollowed out on the rock, provides an underground link between the upper basins of Mount Nicholas and the lower reservoir of the river Our. During slack periods, t..

  • 20 Cross of justice

    Religious buildings

    R. du Château L - 9516 Wiltz

    The 16th century cross has replaced the cross erected in the Middle Ages as a symbol of the rights acquired by the town - new laws, market status and becoming a "ville franche" (an exemption from taxes). Here you can see statues of the virg..

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