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 promontroy, 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.

Me, human

Transforming Experiences: Edward Steichens “THE FAMILY OF MAN”

There’s something big going on here. “The Family of Man” – a personal experience.

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The Family of Man Clervaux
© Romain Girtgen
The Family of Man Clervaux
© Jonathan Godin

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

 

 

 

 

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  • Dokumentationszentrum über die Springprozession Echternach
    © ORT

    Where? Basilika, L-6401 Echternach

    Documentation centre about the Hopping Procession

    Documentation centre about the Hopping Procession

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  • Casemates
    © Gregor Lengler - LFT

    Where? Vieille Ville, L-2011 Luxembourg City

    Luxembourg, old quarters and fortifications

    Luxembourg: 25 years of UNESCO world heritage - Experience history

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  • Minett - Unesco Biospere Reserve
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    Where? 6, Ellergronn, L-4114 Esch-sur-Alzette

    Minett - UNESCO Biosphere Reserve

    The Minett region - officially a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve

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  • Léiffrächen
    © Pulsa Pictures - ORT SUD
    Luxembourg City Éislek Müllerthal Mosel Minett Guttland Germany France
    Minett Trail
    Minett Trail
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  • The Family of Man Clervaux
    © Pancake! Photographie
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    Where? Château de Clervaux, L-9712 Clervaux

    The Family of Man

    "The Family of Man" photo exhibition: What is humanity?

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  • unesco bike tour neimenster
    © Visit Luxembourg
    Tour suggestion
    UNESCO Bike Tour - fortifications and historical quarter

    Duration: 90 minutes
    UNESCO Bike Tour - fortifications and historical quarter

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  • grund unesco vic fischbach
    © Visit Luxembourg
    Luxembourg City Éislek Müllerthal Mosel Minett Guttland Germany France
    Thematic paths

    Tour tip

    UNESCO Walk - Luxembourg Old Town And Fortifications

    Distance: 3,39 km
    Duration: 1:47 h
    Difficulty: easy

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  • Luxemburg Stadt
    © Christophe van Biesen
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    Where? Place Guillaume II, L-1648 Luxembourg City

    Wenzel Circular Walk

    UNESCO World Heritage Site

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