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Luxembourg City, the capital

Luxembourg City is a European Capital teeming with tourist attractions. Built on the foundations of a formidable fortress, history and culture can be found at every turn in the city centre. From its UNESCO World Heritage Site Old Quarters to the Petrusse and Bock Casemates and National Museum, the must-see sights are all within walking distance.

And with cosy cafés, and dining and accommodation for all budgets, if you are visiting Europe, Luxembourg City is the perfect location for a city trip or weekend getaway. 

Getting around within the country is easy thanks to free public transport. Meanwhile, travel to the capital city of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is possible by train from Belgium, France and Germany. The capital is also a 20-minute bus ride from Luxembourg Airport.

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What strikes many visitors to Luxembourg City is the gorge splitting the centre in two. The deep valleys and high cliffs were the area's strength when "Lucilinburhuc" (small castle) was established here in 963. For almost a thousand years, the area housed a fortress that became so strong it was known as "Gibraltar of the North".

Luxembourg City has since forged a new visual identity out of the castle ruins. In what today is known as the "old town" and upper town, it built architectural gems such as "Adolphe Bridge", the town hall, "Place d'Armes", the Grand Ducal Palace, Notre-Dame cathedral, places for reflection like the "Gëlle Fra" (golden lady) and romantic riverside gardens in the Grund and city parks. 

Today, the city continues to evolve architecturally making it a top tourism destination. In the Old City, you will see abbeys and other buildings that have been transformed into public cultural highlights, not forgetting modern districts like Kirchberg, where you will find the magnificent Modern Art museum Mudam and Philharmonie buildings. With an impressive array of annual events such as the Schueberfouer funfair, there is always something to see in Luxembourg City, no matter what time of year you visit.

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Bock Casemates
Bock Casemates: a UNESCO World Heritage Site
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Circular routes
Wenzel circular walk
Distance: 2,50 km
Duration: 3:00 h
Difficulty: easy
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neimënster - cultural centre
Neimënster Abbey cultural centre
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Chemin de la Corniche
Chemin de la Corniche
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Cathedral Notre-Dame
Cathedral with crypt
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Petrusse Casemates
The origins of the Pétrusse Casemates date back to the time when the Spanish modernised the medieval fortifications and built large bastions such as that of the Beck, whose platform is currently occupied by the Place de la Constitution.
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Meet fascinating personalities, pick up insider tourist tips and generally get inspiration for your next trip in our travel stories. Travel underground with connoisseurs of the secret casemates, the centuries-old network of tunnels beneath the city, and hear about local legends like Melusina the mermaid. Cross the cobbled streets with a theatre director, explore a bustling village in the city in the“Fëschmaart” or fish market and ramble through the UNESCO World Heritage site with two architects.

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Hidden tunnels and talking stones

The casemates are a fascinating series of tunnels running for several kilometres beneath the old town district of Luxembourg City, even extending as far as the Kirchberg plateau.

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The city, her stage

For theatre director Anne Simon, all the world is a stage. Whether she is inside or outside, everyone is an actor and everyday objects become props. 

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A bespoke neighbourhood

The Fëschmaart is a village in the city, shaped and brought to life by dedicated merchants and restaurateurs.

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A city that connects

Luxembourg’s capital is as diverse as its residents, who hail from more than 100 nations.

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Art as a stroll

The compact capital truly makes museum visits a stroll. The so-called “MuseumSmile” is home to seven museums.

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