Attractions

Top Choice Castle in Clervaux

Château de Clervaux

The standout attraction at Clervaux' reconstructed 12th-century castle is Edward Steichen's Unesco World Heritage-listed photography exhibition Family of Man. Gifted to Clervaux in 1964, this ‘mirror of the essentia…
Top Choice Castle in Vianden

Château de Vianden

This château's extraordinary outline is the result of an almost-total 20th-century restoration after the original, built from the 11th to 14th centuries, had fallen into complete ruin. Walkways in the lower levels d…
Top Choice Castle in Wiltz

Château de Wiltz

Wiltz's castle was originally built in the 13th century but destroyed several times; the present château was constructed between 1631 and 1720 in the Renaissance style. Admission includes an audioguide and entry to …
Castle in Bourscheid

Château de Bourscheid

This splendid castle ruin is Luxembourg's largest and most dramatic. Occupying the site of a former Roman watchtower, its construction began around 1000 AD. The original belfry and inner walls still survive; the out…
Street in Vianden

Grand-Rue

Grand-Rue’s most attractive section is around Place Victor Abens, where the town hall straddles a small spring. The Église des Trinitaires church was built in 1248 and reconstructed after a fire in 1498; behind it t…
Abbey in Clervaux

L'Abbaye St-Maurice

Dating from 1909, this Benedictine abbey was built in a neo-Romanesque style using stone extracted on site, which contrasts with the terracotta roof tiles. Below ground is an exhibition space detailing the history o…
Museum in Ettelbrück

General Patton Museum

In an unlikely residential street, the General Patton Museum spans 600 sq metres. Rooms cover aviation (where displays include fallen chunks of WWII aircraft), military archaeology (weapons, ammunition and equipment…
Museum in Vianden

Musée Littéraire Victor Hugo

Across a stone bridge from Grand-Rue is a replica Rodin bust of French writer Victor Hugo. In 1871 Hugo stayed for three months in the house facing this point, part of his 19-year exile from France. Those three mont…
Museum in Vianden

Musée d’Histoire de la Ville de Vianden

Vianden's local history museum is formed from two houses knocked together. One maintains its full 19th-century decor, the other partly retains equipment from its 1950s incarnation as a bakery. Upstairs, historical a…
Museum in Esch-sur-Sûre

Duch vum Séi

A former cloth factory in operation until 1975 is now a museum whose displays include an impressive collection of old textile looms. Some still produce items such as hats, scarves, rugs, pillowcases and hot-water bo…