From Friday, May 5th to Wednesday, May 11th 2017
City Promenade – guided tour of the town every day at 12:00 pm (German and French) and 2:00 pm (German and English)
« Follow the guide! » and discover the town of Luxembourg with a walking tour! The capital of the Grand Duchy is a city crammed with history, brimming with artistic and cultural treasures waiting to be admired, abounding with interesting sites and picturesque corners waiting to be explored, riddled with anecdotes and legends waiting to be told.
Reservation recommended. Tour departs from Luxembourg City Tourist Office, place Guillaume II. – description of tour also available from this office. Price: € 14 for adults, duration 2 hours. www.lcto.lu
Wenzel Tour : « 1000 years in 100 minutes » – guided tour on Saturday, May 6th at 3 p.m. (German, French and English)
A tour through time and space, rated an outstanding cultural route by the Council of Europe, which links the upper and lower parts of the town, from the « Bock Promontory » to the Old Town, the Wenceslas Ring Wall to the Valley of the Alzette with its unique fortifications.
Saturday 6th May at 3 p.m. and Wednesday may 10th at 3 p.m. Reservation recommended. Tour departs from Luxembourg City Tourist Office, place Guillaume II – tour description also available from this office. Price: € 18 for adults, duration 3 hours. www.lcto.lu
Underground Luxembourg : The casemates – open every day from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. (last entry at 8 p.m.)
With a length of 23 km and dug out to a depth of 40 m, the casemates were built during the period of Spanish domination in 1644 then extended 40 years later under the command of the military engineer and fortification builder Vauban, and then later in the 18th century under the Austrians. It is also because of the casemates that the City of Luxembourg was named the « Gibraltar of the North ». After demolition in 1867, the casemates were reduced to a length of 17 km.
Entrance at “Montée de Clausen” Price : € 6 for adults, www.lcto.lu
« Hop on – Hop off » – every day – take a panoramic sightseeing tour of the town at your own pace in an open-topped bus!
When you first arrive, get an overview of the capital city with the « Hop on – Hop off » tour! Get on and off as you wish and discover all the attractions of the capital in an open-topped double-decker bus. Departures every 20 minutes between 9:40 a.m. and 5.20 p.m. from Place de la Constitution.
Prices: adults € 14, Tickets are valid for 24 hours. www.sales-lentz.lu
Everyone to the museum!
There’s always something going on in the capital and you are bound to find something to suit your taste. The town museums will be glad to welcome you:
Lëtzebuerg City Museum – www.citymuseum.lu
Museum of Modern Art MUDAM – www.mudam.lu
Casino Luxembourg – Forum of Contemporary Art – www.casino-luxembourg.lu
National Museum of History and Art – www-mnha.lu * National Museum of Natural History – www.mnhn.lu
Shopping, factory shopping and food market
Friday, May 5th: Take advantage of the day off to stroll around the Place d’Armes and during lunchtime, look for Luxembourgian specialities and sample smoked uncured ham served in thin slices with bread, salad and French fries, or meat pie with Riesling aspic, or wines from the Luxembourgian Moselle and especially « Judd mat Gaardebounen », smoked collar of pork with broad beans, which is regarded as the « national dish » of Luxembourg. www.gastronomie.lu
Friday, May 5th and Saturday, May 6th from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.: clothes shops and fashion boutiques, jewellery, shoes, perfumes, leather shops, « life style » presents, restaurants and cafés: let yourself be captivated by the welcoming atmosphere of the pedestrian zone, a dream of a place to saunter through in the evenings and sample Luxembourgian hospitality! www.cityshopping.lu.
And if you like table art, don’t miss out on a tour of the Villeroy & Boch factory shop, rue de Rollingergrund, where you will find an interesting range of porcelain, glassware, crystal, place settings, gift articles and accessories at affordable prices.
Opening times: Friday, May 5th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, May 6th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Come and join the Luxembourgers on market day! A favourite haunt for all kinds of gourmets, numerous stands offer local produce, flowers and plants of all sorts. Saturday, May 6th a.m on the Place Guillaume II.
Enjoy water and the healthy outdoors – on foot or by bike – for young and old alike
For example the Municipal Swimming Pool, the Centre of Aquatic Relaxation « Badanstalt », which consists of a swimming pool with whirlpools and water jets, a sauna, a Turkish bath and a solarium, rest areas as well as a fitness room (free use). Prices swimming pool: adults € 3.40, – closed on Mondays, opening times on Fridays 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Saturdays 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 8 a.m. to midday. www.vdl.lu
Or how about a pleasant walk through the green heart of the town, along the banks of the rivers Alzette and Pétrusse with their magnificent trees, « workers' » vegetable gardens and beautifully laid out flower beds? The pirate boat in the Municipal Park will undoubtedly delight the children.
A cycling path of about 40 km runs around the perimeter of the town. Bicycles can be hired from Vélo en Ville, 8 Bisserwee, (Grund quarter in the lower town) L-1238 Luxembourg, Tel.: ++352 4796-2383 or www.veloh.lu
And if you would like to round the day off with some music…
In the evening, discover the new fashionable quarter of Luxembourg « Les Rives de Clausen ». From the fine gastronomic restaurant to the trendy and very sexy night club, or the delightfully Brazilian café-club to the microbrewery where the Luxembourgian spirit is fermented, there is something here to appeal to all tastes. This is a part of the town’s cultural heritage and a unique district which invites you to relax and share in the locals’ hearty hospitality. With the added extra of the gently flowing waters of the Alzette down below.
Also see relevant calendar of events: www.lcto.lu
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