Tour of Luxembourg's rich history with a local guide!

Duration: 2h
Languages: English
Guru: Gilles
Registered on January 08, 2024

Passionate about the history and cultural identity of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, I have been fascinated since the founding of the city of Luxembourg by Siegfried I von Lëtzebuerg. From the formation of the County to the Duchy, a western outpost of the Germanic world, up to the present Grand Duchy, I deeply cherish Luxembourg's culture and cuisine. My experiences as a guide reflect my dedication to sharing this passion. With extensive knowledge gained through my academic journey and roles as an organizer and guide, notably at the Museum of the Grande Ardenne in Bastogne, I am committed to showcasing the richness of this magnificent region. Currently, I am a cultural mediator for the MNAHA (National Museum of Archaeology, History and Art) / Nationalmusée um Fëschmaart, overseeing the Neolithic villa of Lorentzweiler. Additionally, I work as a guide-lecturer for the Lëtzebuerg City Museum and the Fonds Belval in southern Luxembourg.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
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Tour description

🚶 Welcome to the immersive exploration of Luxembourg!

Embark on a captivating journey through the history and exceptional architecture of this unique city. Let me guide you through these enriching itineraries.

Our adventure begins at Place Guillaume II (and more precisely just in front of the equestrian statue), the center point of urban excitement. Going down Rue de l'Eau, crossing the Place de Clairefontaine, descending Rue du Saint-Esprit, and ascending Rue du Marché-aux-Herbes, one will have the opportunity to see the Grand Ducal Palace and the Chamber of Deputies, both offering beautiful examples of architecture from different periods. Passing through Rue du Rost and Rue Sigefroi, we immerse ourselves in the eras from the 10th to the 18th century.

Walking through the Place du Marché-aux-Poissons reveals an architectural panorama from the 17th and 18th centuries, where one can admire various gems, including St. Michael's Church.

 📸 Photo of rest on the floor
We pause in picturesque Grund, capturing unforgettable moments with its charming alleys and medieval architecture. Continuing our journey we pass by Neumünster Abbey, follow the Alzette through Rives du Clausen, climb to the Causen plateau and descend along the Path of Hope to reach the Porte d'Eich.

We end our visit at Pescatore Park, after of course having visited the panoramic elevator in Pfaffenthal.

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Pl. Guillaume II, 1536 Ville-Haute Lu...
    Pl. Guillaume II, 1536 Ville-Haute Luxembourg
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    For this tour, the meeting point will be at Place Guillaume II, next to the equestrian statue of Grand Duke William II.

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    Outside visit
    Place Guillaume II / William Square (Equestrian statue)

    The introduction to the tour will take place at this square (right in front of the equestrian statue), where you can already admire some iconic buildings of the capital.

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    Outside visit
    Grand Ducal Palace

    After seeing Place de Clairefontaine and talking about Cathedral ''Notre-Dame de Luxembourg'', we will head towards Rue du Marché-aux-Herbes which testifies to the charming mix of historical and modern elements and the unique atmosphere of this lively street. We pour the Grand Ducal Palace. In addition, we will explore the various architectural styles exhibited by the Chamber of Deputies, testimony to the evolution of Luxembourg's political territory.

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    Outside visit

    Nestled in the heart of Luxembourg City at Place Guillaume II, the Fish Market, or Fëschmaart, carries a storied past as a bustling fishmonger hub, now transformed into a dynamic marketplace. Surrounded by historic architecture, including the iconic St. Michael's Church, this vibrant square seamlessly merges medieval charm with modern allure. Adjacent to the market stands the National Museum of Natural History (MNHA) / Nationalmusée um Fëschmaart.

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    Outside visit
    St Michael's Church

    The history of St. Michael's Church, located on Rue Sigefroi, is a fascinating journey through time. This architectural gem, dating back to the 17th century, holds tales of religious significance and cultural heritage. Join me as we explore the intricate details and stories behind St. Michael's Church, a testament to Luxembourg's historical and spiritual legacy.

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    Outside visit

    As we navigate through the charming streets of Grund in Luxembourg, you'll be immersed in a fascinating journey through history. The Grund district, nestled along the Alzette River, boasts a rich historical tapestry dating back centuries. From medieval origins to its present-day allure, you'll discover the stories and landmarks that have shaped this picturesque neighborhood. Join me in uncovering the captivating history of Grund, where each cobblestone holds a tale waiting to be told.

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    Outside visit
    Bock Casemates

    The Bock Casemates, situated at Montée de Clausen in the Grund district of Luxembourg, unfold a captivating tale of military strategy and resilience. Dating back to the medieval era, these underground passages served as a stronghold and a witness to the city's strategic importance. Join me in discovering the secrets and stories embedded in the history of the Bock Casemates, a testament to Luxembourg's rich and resilient past.

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    Outside visit
    Eich Gate

    The Porte d'Eich in Luxembourg, dating back to the late 17th century, is a historic monument with distinctive Vauban-style architecture. Originally a key entry point in the city's defenses, it has evolved over the centuries while preserving its symbolic significance. Today, this well-preserved gate stands as a testament to Luxembourg's history, reflecting the city's military past and resilience.

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    Outside visit
    Panorama elevator Pfaffenthal

    We will conclude this tour with a breathtaking view by taking the panoramic elevator and then saying a few words about Pescatore Park and, more generally, about the park planning in the city.

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

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Muhammad 19 Jun 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
I really enjoyed the tour with him very knowledgeable guy... He took us to the places full of view...
Julia 04 Mar 2024

Le visite très riche en informations, accompagnement de Gilles très agréable. Fortement conseillé !
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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