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Excursion tour in Luxembourg. Top architecture - monuments, castles, temples and palaces

Luxembourg Cathedrale Notre-Dame City History Museum, Luxembourg railway station, Casino Luxembourg, Museum of the Central Bank, and Fort van Thungen are the main candidates that compete for the title of the major architectural symbol of Luxembourg. Just like in the first part of the guide, you can watch each monument by viewing its colorful 3D model in the Luxembourg flyover video on the left. Don’t forget to access our photo gallery and an overview of interesting facts regarding every monument. The map of the most important architecture sights of Luxembourg (located below this guide) will help you to create your own sightseeing tour through Luxembourg.

City History Museum, Luxembourg

» Visit the History Museum to learn about city development. Here, you can see archaeological artifacts, household and religious items, and pieces of art.
»  The modern building was built specifically for demonstrating artifacts. The cultural institution is financed by the government.
»  Originally, the art object was created by enthusiasts in the late 18th century. They intended to preserve historical monuments and items of national pride. Church property was often sequestered.
»  All the conditions for better exposure are considered in the project of the construction. The museum was opened before the Second World War.
»  The first sector presents exhibits telling about historical artifacts and the natural relief. The museum is also proud of the astronomical machine of 1796.
»  Stone work tools, annals on parchment, weapons of ancient warriors, collectible numismatics, and preserved fragments of gravestones are just some of the exhibits being of academic interest and representing the life of the bygone era.
»  The part of the museum is dedicated to paintings and traditional crafts.

Luxembourg railway station, Luxembourg

» The Railway Station belongs to the state organization. It links domestic lines of Luxembourg. From here, you can travel to neighboring countries.
»  Local trains arrive at the station every 5-20 minutes.
»  Originally, the building of traffic intersection was wooden and one-storey. The city started to grow exactly from this point.
»  In 1907, the building was replaced by a modern one constructed by German architects in Baroque style. The building is faced with red stone blocks. The dome of the construction is crowned by a clock tower that is seen from afar.
»  Recently, high-speed trains from France have started to go through the station.
»  One of the districts is called Gar, which is translated as “railway station”.
»  The infrastructure of the station meets all the modern requirements. There are also cafes, parking areas, and a car rental station. You can find lost things in the lost-and-found office. There are all the conditions for the disabled.
»  The Luxembourg Railway Station is 2 km from the central district.

Casino Luxembourg, Luxembourg

» The Casino Luxembourg Showroom was opened in 1996 to promote art.
»  The strange name of the construction has not been changed. The original building served as a casino in 1882.
»  In Bourgeois, there are reading rooms and a restaurant. Several halls were opened to organize dance evenings, concerts, and different public events. Local painters exhibited their masterpieces here.
»  Composer Liszt held his last piano concert here.
»  During the German occupation, there was the enemy’s Headquarter.
»  Municipal authorities decided to restore the building to open the culture center. Exhibitions are themed. Lecture, seminars, and other educational events are often visited by students.
»  The library fund includes up to 7 million periodicals about art development since 1960 and about other cultural spheres. Here, you can see canvasses of over 50 artists and meet bohemian representatives.
»  You can also find journal files from 40 countries on bookshelves.

Museum of the Central Bank, Luxembourg

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Facts: » The Central Bank was founded in 1856. In the building of the late 19th century, there is a parent financial institution. Collectible exhibits are kept here, in the namesake Museum.
»  The cultural institution was founded in 1995. At the area of 650 square meters, you can see artifacts telling about the historical development of the bank in Luxembourg.
»  Here, you can see metal coins used many years ago. You can also learn about the production of banknotes. One of the sectors is dedicated to money stolen from bank safes.
»  By watching a film, the visitor can learn about bank robberies and bold bank raids in the 20th century. There is a collection of figurines. These are different ceramic, porcelain moneyboxes where money was kept.
»  The main bank branch includes three additional buildings. They are connected by an underground tunnel. Nowadays, canvasses of contemporary art are exhibited in the tunnel.
»  There are terminals in the museum. You can find information about the financial activity of the city on their interactive displays. Inquisitive tourists can also learn about how the Central Bank is changing the economy of the country.

Fort van Thungen, Luxembourg

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Facts: » The defensive tower was built in 1732. The commandant was an Austrian national. The fortress is named after him, Thungen.
»  Deep ditches were dug to make it impregnable. They were filled with water. The 170-meter tunnel was driven to link the fort with the city.
»  The fortification had defended the city surroundings for three centuries. In 1867, the fortress was destroyed due to the signing of the peace treaty. Then, Thungen symbolizing belligerence had disappeared.
»  Only the foundation and three towers were left from the citadel. They rise over the chasm. The outer walls of solid stone blocks are protected by the rocky ascent. The roofs of tower platforms are crowned by acorns.
»  The building belongs to the Museum of Modern Art. According to the architect’s plan, the contemporary building framed with metal and faced with glass is aimed at combining the past and the present.
»  In the territory of the museum, there is a winter garden and an area with sculptures.
»  Canvasses, pictures, and graphics presented at exhibitions. In Fortvan Thungen Luxembourg, they reveal the history of the region.
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