Top 10 tourist hotspots

Luxembourg's 10 most popular tourist hotspots
The Butterfly Garden in Grevenmacher counted some 37,000 visitors in 2016 and ranks 10th of the most visited tourist hotspots in Luxembourg. The garden counts dozens of different types of butterflies. For the pleasure of big and small, they fly freely through the garden.

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The Hop on-Hop off buses ferried some 50,000 tourists across Luxembourg City in 2016. Tours start and end at the Place de la Constitution in the city centre and can drop you off and pick you up at a large number of stops all over Luxembourg City. An audio guide in 8 languages and breathtaking views will reward you if you choose this way of discovering Luxembourg City.

The National Museum of History and Art (MNHA) counted some 64,000 visitors in 2016 and thus ranks 8th. The route of the museum display spreads over ten levels. From the depths of prehistory to the most recent artistic experiments, the visitor climbs from floor to floor as if walking through the corridors of time.

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In 1994, a splendid mosaic from the 3rd century AD, part of a large Roman villa, was discovered in the village of Vichten. It was transported to the MNHA and painstakingly restored. The mosaic is in an exceptionally good condition.

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With 82,000 visitors in 2016, the chairlift in Vianden ranks 7th. This spectacular mode of transportation takes the passengers from Vianden up to a neighbouring hill, over the river Our.

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The chairlift starts in the valley at 220 metres over sealevel to rise to 440 metres. From this vantage point you'll enjoy a fantastic panoramic view over Vianden, the castle and the reservoir.

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The Museum of Modern Art Grand Duke Jean (MUDAM) comes in 6th place, with some 97,0000 visitors in 2016. The building was designed by renowned Chinese architect Ieoh Ming Pei, who also designed the pyramid the the courtyard of the Louvre in Paris, among others. The hypermodern building is grafted onto the remains of 18th century Fort Thüngen, which was part of the belt of forts surrounding the fortress of Luxembourg.

The MUDAM Collection bears witness to a particular interest in artworks anchored in the contemporary world regardless of the techniques employed (painting, sculpture, photo, installation, video...). The collection is devoted to international artworks as well as to local productions. Luxembourgish artists make up around ten per cent of artists in the collection.

© SIP / Zineb Ruppert
With some 105,000 visitors in 2016, the Mullerthal Trail has a confirmed following among hikers. On a length of 112 km, the Mullerthal Trail passes through all the natural particularities of the Mullerthal Region – Luxembourg's Little Switzerland. In 2014, the Mullerthal Trail received the label 'Leading Quality Trails - Best of Europe'.

The Schiessentümpel is one of the Mullerthal's most beautiful and popular spots. The waters of the Black Ernz flow under the bridge and over three small waterfalls. The lovely stone bridge and the impressive rocks turn it into one of the most popular excursion spots in the region.

In 2016, some 130,000 visitors descended into the bowels of Luxembourg City in order to explore the ancient network of the casemates. Thus, this attraction comes in 4th place. The casemates of the fortress of Luxembours consist of some 23 kilometres of underground caverns.

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The network was continuously dug and extended over centuries. Some of these casemates, such as those in the Bock promontory, could protect a garrison. Others linked outlying forts to the city centre. A number of the casemates are open for visits or guided tours.

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With 171,722 visitors in 2016, Vianden castle comes in 3rd place in our ranking of Luxembourg's most popular tourist attractions. The renovated castle radiated the splendor of one of the largest and most beautiful feudal residences of the romanesque and gothic periods in Europe.

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Perched on top of a hill, the castle allow a spectacular view over the Luxembourg Oesling and the German Eifel regions. The castle is open for visits all year round, but it is mostly during summer when hikers and tourists wonder at the castle at the charming village it overlooks.

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222,839 visitors - that's how many people have let themselves be enchanted by the Fairy Tale Parc in Bettembourg in 2016. Open between April and October, the parc has a host of attractions for big and small, among them a large number of well-equipped playgrounds.

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The parc has its name from a number of small cottages in which fairy tale stories are told in a number of languages while being illustrated by moving puppets.

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The Fairy Tale Parc in the only animal parc in Luxembourg. Some 200 species from 5 continents live here. Some animals can also be fed with a special food which can be bought in the parc's shop. A petting zoo with goats, as well as special structures for certain species complete the spacious outer compounds.

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With 273,480 visitors in 2016, guided tours in Luxembourg City have been the most successful tourist attraction in Luxembourg. The Luxembourg City Tourist Office (LCTO) organises guided tours to your liking, be it for bigger groups or individuals, and fitted to your interests. Moreover, the 'Green Jackets' are there to answer all of your questions about Luxembourg City and its tourist gems. You'll meet them everywhere in the city centre during the summer months.

The city centre is where a number of Luxembourg City's tourist gems are located, such as the Grand Ducal Palace or the Bock Casemates. However, it's also a convivial meeting place. The Place d'Armes, with its cafes and restaurants, located in the middle of the shopping streets, is an ideal meeting place, during the day as well as at night.

Luxembourg City is much more than the city centre. Visit the other picturesque districts or take a stroll in one of the parks which surround the centre and discover the city's other sides. Cultural offers, such as Neumünster Abbey in the Gund district, invite you to listen to a concert, visit an exhibition or simply explore the surrounding area, which always lead you to enchanted spots.

  • Updated 09-08-2017