Grund Neimënster Luxembourg city
© Christophe van Biesen

UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Living history

Luxembourg City’s Old Town has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1994. Stroll along the Corniche – hailed as "Europe’s most beautiful balcony" – and enjoy the spectacular views. Visit the romantic Grund district or the subterranean casemates carved out of the rock of the Bock promontory, which bear witness to Luxembourg’s past as a heavily defended stronghold.

The landscapes of the Minett region, in the south of the country, couldn’t be more different. The striking bright red colour of the region’s iron-rich rocks and soil immediately catches the eye. Fascinating traces of the region’s industrial heritage can be found. In 2020, in view of the fact that nature had begun to reclaim the industrial landscapes, the region was awarded with the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve label.

In Clervaux, you can also visit The Family of Man, the now legendary exhibition of photography curated by Edward Steichen, which was registered as a part of the UNESCO Memory of the World Heritage in 2003. This collection is an emotional document of peace and human equality.

The Mëllerdall UNESCO Global Geopark earned the popular hiking region of Mullerthal a UNESCO World Heritage Site status in 2022. Its geological formations make it one of the most spectacular sandstone landscapes in Western Europe.

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The Family of Man Clervaux
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The Family of Man Clervaux
© Jonathan Godin
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  • © Pancake! Photographie
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    The Family of Man
    Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of "The Family of Man" photo exhibition in Clervaux! Be inspired by this unique collection that captures the life, cultures and emotions of mankind in breathtaking images!
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  • Mëllerdall UNESCO Global Geopark
    Mëllerdall UNESCO Global Geopark
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  • © Alfonso Salgueiro
    Luxembourg, old quarters and fortifications
    Luxembourg: 25 years of UNESCO world heritage - Experience history
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  • Minett - UNESCO Biosphere Reserve
    The Minett region - officially a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve
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Intangible Cultural Heritage

Would you like to experience a real example of a Luxembourg traditions? Visit the Echternach Hopping Procession on a Whit Tuesday. Every year, the procession honours the city’s patron saint, St.Willibrord, and transforms the city into an enormous dancefloor. The event was added to the list of Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO in 2010.

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Hopping Procession Unesco Echternach
© Peuky Barone Wagener