Things to do in Luxembourg city

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In Luxembourg City, Things to Do lurk around every corner, and keep visitors entertained throughout their stay. Officially called the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, Luxembourg City is filled with history, art, castles, medieval architecture, and so much more.

"Hop on, Hop off" Luxembourg City Bus Tour

This tour is great way to see the city, get firsthand commentary, and get quickly acquainted with the city. These tour buses offer visitors a bird's eye view of the city, with the freedom to jump off at any sight or attraction, and rejoin the tour when they are ready. The buses offer city commentaries in seven foreign languages, and make the task of finding transportation to each sight much easier.

The Family of Man museum

This museum in Luxembourg City was selected by UNESCO, and is one of the most popular museums in the City. Located within a 12th century castle, this permanent black and white photography exhibition by Edward J Steichen, should not be missed. "The Family of Man" exhibition previously resided at The Museum of Modern Art in New York. The black and white photography exhibit contains over 500 photos from over 68 countries. The photos date back to 1947 through 1962, and the setting for this spectacular exhibit couldn't be more fascinating. Relatively new to Luxembourg City (opened in 2006), is the Musee d'Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean. The Musee d'Art Moderne houses a collection of over 200 pieces from the 1980's, 1990's, and 2000's, and were created by over 100 different artists from all over the world.

The Wenzel Walk

This walk takes visitors through some of the oldest areas in the city that have been officially declared an UNESCO World Heritage site, and the walk highlights some of Luxembourg City's most treasured landmarks. Along the Wenzel Walk, visitors will encounter the infamous Castle Bridge, dating back to 1735, made from red sandstone, and is a great vantage point for some of Luxembourg's best views. The Wenzel Walk starts at the Bock Promontory, which are the remains from Count Siegfried's Luxembourg Castle, and include Jacob's Tower. Underneath the Bock Promontory are miles of tunnels called Bock Casemates, that would allow soldiers to move back and forth without being detected by invading forces, and were used as recently as World War II. The oldest church in Luxembourg City is the Church of St. Ulric where the Wenzel Walk ends, along the beautiful green Alzette waters.

Vianden Castle

This castle is an 11th century treasure where visitors can explore antique weapons and armor, as well as the castle furniture. The Victor Hugo House is located in Vianden, and was Victor's home during his exile.

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February 17, 2010 change by marley16kristin

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