With over 60 museums dedicated to the country’s history and traditions, your biggest problem will be picking one.
Museums that take you back in time
Do you love museums? Luxembourg has all manner of them – whatever your interests, there’s one for you! Luxembourg City alone has seven unmissable museums, covering history, archaeology, the natural sciences and contemporary art: the National Museum of History and Art (known by its French acronym “MNHA”), the National Museum of Natural History (known as “natur musée”), the Lëtzebuerg City Museum, Casino Luxembourg (an artist-focused forum for contemporary art), the Villa Vauban (a gallery focusing on 17th- to 19th-century European painting and sculpture), Museum Dräi Eechelen (meaning “three acorns” – a restored 18th-century fortress housing a museum about the building’s history) and the Mudam (Luxembourg’s contemporary art museum). But it’s not just Luxembourg City that has museums: across the rest of the country, there are all manner of museums covering their local regions and heritage.
In the south, head back in time and find out all about the disused mines that have given the region its unique beauty and shaped a big part of the country’s history. Heading to the banks of the Moselle River, you can find out about – and taste! – the wines made in Ehnen, before steeping yourself in the related folklore in Bech-Kleinmacher. You can also visit Schengen to see how Luxembourg has always punched above its weight in the European Union.
Lots of the museums in the rest of the country focus on traditional crafts, with one dedicated to pottery and another to distilling, a recreation of a 19th-century farm and even a museum on the art of brewing – this last one is sure to give you a real thirst for knowledge about the various beers made in Luxembourg!
With over 60 museums all over the country covering, among other things, military history, archaeological remains and Luxembourg’s industrial and commercial past, you can travel to each of the Grand Duchy’s various regions and learn about how Luxembourg has evolved and developed over the centuries.