In Luxembourg City you’ll find plenty of interesting museums as well as historical buildings and picturesque areas to visit.
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Here are a selection of places you can see while you’re in the City:
Royal Ducal Palace
You can have a tour around this grand Palace built in the 16th century with later additions, and see its superb facade and pointed turrets. The Palace is the Grand Duke’s official residence, where he carries out his state duties and receives foreign heads of state. During a tour you can learn all about the Palace’s history and functions, and see a number of the rooms including the fine Gothic style Dining Room.
The Luxembourg City History Museum
Situated in the Old Town of the City, this Museum tells the story of the City from its beginnings to present day. The Museum is comprised of several historic houses dating from the 1600’s to the 1800’s, with modern features such as a panoramic lift where you can enjoy outstanding views the whole way right from the foundations up to the top, with stunning views of the area. You can learn all about the development of the City and its people, economy, buildings and culture with interesting displays.
This Cathedral was originally built in the early 17th century, and enlarged in the first half of the 20th century, and has Gothic architecture as well as Renaissance and Baroque. There are lovely decorative Baroque alabaster sculptures of angels playing music among flowers by the organ, sculpted by Daniel Muller, and in the crypt lie members of the Grand-Ducal family.
The National Museum of History of Art
Located in the historic part of the City, here visitors can see a broad range of collections displaying the country’s history. Among the collections are Neolithic tools, ancient Roman artefacts such as mosaics and carvings, ancient coins, medals and arts and crafts including furniture, figurines and silverware. The fine art collection includes paintings and sculptures from around Europe dating from medieval times to the 1900’s. There’s also a collection of photos by Edward Steichen, American 20th century photographer, and the art works include pieces by Lucas Cranach, Pablo Picasso and Albrecht Bouts.
This fortress was built in the 18th century and is located in the Three Acorns Park. In the 19th century the majority of the fort was demolished, only leaving the three towers still standing, along with the foundations. The whole fortress was rebuilt in the 1990’s and is an impressive sight, now housing a Museum as part of the National Museum of History and Art, as well as the Mudam Museum of Modern Art.
This is a very attractive and popular Park in the City which has lovely displays of flowers and shrubs and plenty of trees. You can also enjoy the picturesque duck pond along with a restaurant, as well as lawns and pathways and a great children’s play area with plenty of activities to enjoy.
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