5 good reasons to go to Luxembourg
To see / do
Culture and history
Immerse yourself in Luxembourg's past
The fortress that once stood guard over Luxembourg was sprawled across 180 hectares. Today, only a few ramparts and ruins remain. Fort Thüngen is one of them, and has since been transformed into the Dräi Eechelen museum. The permanent exhibition on display here looks back over the history of Luxembourg and its fortress, with temporary exhibitions added to the mix. An unmissable experience.
The Bock casemates
For nearly four centuries, Luxembourg found itself under foreign occupation. With each new siege the fortress was reinforced, which is how the underground fortifications known as the Bock casements came to be. Underground tunnels and galleries were built over 23 kilometres and fitted with stables, kitchens and other spaces designed to protect the local population in the event of an attack. Prepare to have your mind blown as you step inside this subterranean labyrinth.
The Grand Ducal Palace
The Grand Ducal Palace awaits on Rue du Marché-aux-Herbes. Although the building saw the day in the 16th century, it only became the official Grand Duchy residence in 1890. Its Renaissance-era façade is a sight to behold, and is responsible for making the palace one of the city's biggest attractions. Guided tours of the inside of the palace run throughout the summer.
A concert at the Philharmonie
Luxembourg's capital is home to the Philharmonie, one of Europe's most stunning concert halls. The incredible architecture here and modular acoustics make it one of the best places to hear live music. Three halls are given over to performers of all types, from classical musicians to jazz and folk singers.
A day at the abbey
Luxembourg's ancient Neumünster Abbey is now home to an impressive cultural centre. During your time in the city, don't miss out on the opportunity to spend an evening in this 17th-century complex. Exhibitions, dance shows, theatre, concerts and conferences take place here throughout the year.
Kuddelfleck: a surprising dish
One of Luxembourg's traditional delicacies is kuddelfleck, tripe cooked with fragrant herbs before being coated in breadcrumbs and deep-fried. Kuddelfleck is often served with a spicy sauce.
Belgium and Lille aren't the only ones with hefty mussel power! Luxembourg puts its own spin on this tasty classic. In Luxembourg, mussels are cooked with leek, celery, shallots and white wine: a simple, hearty, flavoursome dish served with a side of classic chips.
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