Things to do in Luxembourg

Since you are attending an online conference, why not take a virtual tour of Luxembourg as well? Check out what Luxembourg has to offer so you know what to visit once you can physically travel to the Grand Duchy again!

Virtual tours offered by the City of Luxembourg

Virtual tours offered by the official portal of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg


Tourist information can be found here

Located at the heart of Europe and bordered by Belgium, Germany and France, Luxembourg is strategically located and easily accessible from anywhere.

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Luxembourg is a multicultural and multilingual: over 150 different nationalities live here and 3 official languages (Luxembourgish, German, French) are spoken.

In  the  Grand  Duchy,  one  of  the  founder  states  of  the  European  Union,  about  46%  of  the  571,000 inhabitants  are  foreign,  not  calculating  those  having  a  Luxembourgish  citizenship  with  migratory background. This multicultural multi-ethnic ambience of day-to-day contact with people from around the  world  gives  this  small  state  an  astonishingly  cosmopolitan  outlook  –  not  least  thanks  to  the European institutions, the financial centre and international students.

The Grand Duchy offers a multitude of fascinating landscapes spread over 5 regions with a rich cultural, historical, architectural, and industrial heritage – the castles in the richly forested north and the vineyards along the Mosel.

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Some attractions, such as the medieval city, are listed as UNESCO world heritage sites.

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Luxembourg is a country of human dimensions: all sites and attractions are within easy reach: e.g. airport – city center: 7 km. Many locations are within walking distance from each other.

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It is easy to get around in the capital (107,000 inhabitants) as the distances are short.

There is a vibrant nightlife scene around the fashionable bars of Hollerich, Grund and Clausen in the Capital, or in the “Rockhal” and the “Kulturfabrik” in Esch-sur-Alzette.

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Furthermore, Luxembourg offers plenty of opportunities for sports, leisure  activities as well as events: cinemas and climbing parks, mountain bike trails and an enormous cultural range – from jazz in the medieval city and contemporary art to theatre plays in every language or classical as well as world music.

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The Grand Duchy represents not only the highest density of star restaurants throughout the world, it also offers a fabulous mix of cultures and flavours where the grand cuisines of Europe mingle with local products.

It is no surprise that Luxembourg ranks in the Top 20 of the most livable cities in the Global Liveable Cities Index (GLCI).

Please check out this interactive map of Luxembourg City here

For more information please contact:

Luxembourg City Tourist Office 

30, place Guillaume II
L-1648 Luxembourg
Phone: (+352) 22 28 09

Opening hours
Monday to Saturday 9.00h – 19.00h


Cosmopolitan city with a lively past, Esch-sur-Alzette is well-known for its architectural charms (the architects Violet le Duc, Joseph Stübben, Gottfried Böhm and Peter Rice have worked here) and its large shopping facilities. The second largest town of the country lies at 17 km from the capital city and at 25 km from the airport. The City’s history and that of the adjacent areas can be traced back to more than 5.000 years and it owes its current importance is due to the surrounding iron ore.

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A choice of cultural attractions awaits the visitors, for example the National Museum of the Resistance, the metallurgical factories, Berwart tower, monuments, architectural walks  in the city centre, Belvédère, park (Stübben), St. Joseph’s church, Grotto of Lourdes, City Hall, local theatre with programs meeting everyone’s taste, art galleries, and the music conservatory.

Esch-sur-Alzette offers numerous entertainment possibilities: popular festivities, discos, renowned restaurants and bars. The recreation centre at Galgenberg for instance offers a beautiful park, marked walking paths, rose-garden, waterfall and fountains, playgrounds, zoo and several sports facilities.

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As the Luxembourg Times explains, “Belval in the south of Luxembourg is synonymous with a number of things: live music with its Rockhal venue, higher education with the university campus and leisure with the cinema and Belval Plaza shopping mall, among other things.

But, it was not always the case and the site has gone through one of the most dramatic changes of any area in the Grand Duchy, from forest to natural spring site and later hosting a state-of-the-art steelworks.
While new developments continue to appear at Belval the site has not lost touch with its industrial roots. At the heart of the development remains the iconic steelworks building, which is today used for historic tours and exhibitions.”


For more information please contact:

Esch-sur-Alzette Tourist Office

Place de l’Hôtel de Ville
L-4002 Esch-sur-Alzette
Tel.: +352 54 16 37

Opening hours
Monday to Friday 9.00h – 17.00h

You can also download a Tourist Guide for Esch here