City Tour in Luxembourg
City tour with our English-speaking driver-guides that are at your service to enable an exceptional Luxembourg sightseeing tour experience.
Discover the City of Luxembourg
Take advantage of a day or a weekend to discover the City of Luxembourg, the multicultural capital of the Grand Duchy, located in the heart of Europe. Discover Luxembourgish culture and explore the various picturesque sites and artistic treasures of the historical heritage in a modern city with various guided tours, circuits or excursions.
TLS DA COSTA Limousine Service has captured the spirit of the city and offers a visit that favors the must-see monuments, this private tour is ideal for discovering the city in a short time but stopping where you want. Your Private driver will adapt his route to your expectations in order to spend more or less time in the district of your choice. You will visit the main sites and monuments. You will define the desired circuit according to your choice.
The Bock Casemates on Montée de Clausen with the ramparts of the old town. Belonging to Luxembourg Heritage, the first casemates were built in 1644, under the domination of the Spanish. The 23 km long underground galleries were enlarged 40 years later, under the direction of the military engineer and builder of the Vauban fortifications, then in the 18th century under that of the Austrians. The defense system spanned several floors and included galleries dug up to 40 m deep. Because of these impressive bastions, the city of Luxembourg was rightly named “ Gibraltar of the North ”. After the dismantling in 1867, the casemates were reduced to 17 km. Since 1933, the Bock and Pétrusse casemates have been open to the public. The bastions as well as the old town, which is no less of historical interest, enjoy world renown. In 1994, UNESCO registered them on the World Heritage list.
The fortifications of Luxembourg City
The fortifications of Luxembourg City a preserved and valued heritage. Forts, bastions, casemates, go inside the fortress. From the 16th to the 19th century, the fortifications of the city of Luxembourg spanned almost 180 hectares. If only 10% are still visible today, this jewel of military architecture is now preserved and valued. It is one of the most important fortified sites in Europe, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. These military buildings are erected in the green setting of downtown Luxembourg. The casemates and the path of the ramparts offer lovely walks. History buffs will prefer to discover the fortress as part of a specific guided tour dedicated to the Vauban circuit, named after the illustrious commissioner of fortifications under Louis XIV.
The famous architect I.M. Pei chose the historic site of Fort Thüngen for the construction of the Museum of Modern Art Grand Duke Jean (Mudam) in Luxembourg. Located on the Kirchberg plateau, between Place de l'Europe and the Old Town of Luxembourg, the Mudam museum, opened in 2006, invites you to explore contemporary art. The public and exhibition space is arranged on three levels and spans over 6,000 m2. The Mudam museum offers carte blanche to artists and designers to take charge and interpret all of the museum's spaces: in traditional exhibition spaces, but also in intermediate areas (reception, café, shop, auditorium, etc.) .) by offering original creations. The collection includes more than 200 works by more than 100 artists. Mudam offers temporary exhibitions, the presentation of works from the collection, guided tours, meetings, workshops, etc. in Luxembourg.
National Museum of History and Art
After an extension that doubles the exhibition area and a considerable restructuring, the National Museum of History and Art includes a set of three underground levels of approximately 700 m2, contained in a glass shell covered by the forecourt of access. The new rooms, whose glass periphery reveals the rocky enclosure which surrounds them, are devoted to the prehistory, protohistory and Gallo-Roman sections. The old and restructured part of the Museum houses the medieval, numismatic, arms and fortress and fine arts sections. In the new building opposite the forecourt are the reception area, a cafeteria, an auditorium, a projection room and a room for temporary exhibitions. The decorative arts / popular arts and traditions collections continue to be exhibited in the beautiful 17th and 18th century patrician houses on rue Witheim.
On the plateau is architecture and contemporary art. It is the district of the European Union and banking institutions. Crossing the Grand Duchess Charlotte Bridge commonly called " Red Bridge " to reach the new Kirchberg district in Luxembourg city. The district is also one of the three seats of the institutions of the European Union. In the 1960s, the Kirchberg plateau first hosted the buildings of the European institutions located in Luxembourg: Court of Justice of the European Union, European Court of Auditors, Secretariat of the European Parliament, European Investment Bank (EIB) , European School, Eurostat, etc... Since the late 1980s, under the leadership of the Kirchberg Plateau Urbanization and Development Fund and supported by a dynamic banking sector, the district has experienced new growth and has opened up to new activities. Today it has become a residential area, but also and above all an institutional and business one. The Kirchberg is also a leisure district. Multisport halls and an Olympic swimming pool (all grouped under the name of La Coque) make this sports complex the largest and most important in the country. Utopolis is a multiplex composed of 10 rooms and was the first multiplex in Europe to have equipped all of its screens with the standards of digital projection. An Auchan group shopping center, located in the heart of the district.
American Cemetery where General Joseph Patton and his thousand soldiers are buried. American military cemetery, resting field of 5,076 American soldiers who fell during the Second World War. In the American military cemetery, located in Hamm, rest the American soldiers who died during the Ardennes offensive (winter 1944/45) against the German army. There is also the grave of General George S. Patton. The commander of the 3rd US division had expressly expressed the wish to be buried there. The 5,076 white crosses are grouped in a semicircle around a commemorative chapel. Luxembourg was invaded by the German army on 10th May 1940. Despite its official neutral status, the country was incorporated into the Reich. Luxembourg City lost its status as a capital of an independent country. The Grand Duke's palace became a tavern. The Casino, which is currently a contemporary art forum, became the “Haus Moselland”, a centre for Nazi art. Major reconstruction projects were planned for the City with a view to creating a cultural stronghold for the western Reich, with designs by the Berlin-based architect Hubert Ritter. A painful period of occupation started, ending only with the liberation of the capital on 10th September 1944.
Arranged in a more romantic spirit, the Petrusse park combine steep topography, bizarre rock formations, ruins of fortifications and bastions in a harmonious whole. The total length of the Petrusse is 10.5 km, and its elevation is 80 meters. Nestled in the Petrusse Valley, behind leafy trees and in the shadow of the Viaduct lies the Chapelle Saint-Quirin, a small chapel carved into the rocky valley wall. The Saint-Quirin chapel is a Catholic religious building located in Luxembourg, in the Petrusse valley. It is dedicated to Quirin de Neuss. The Gothic facade is dated 1355. The roof and the bell tower were added in the 19th century. The spring water located near the chapel is said to have healing properties. There are no signs, no brochures and no plaques on site to hint at the name or history of the chapel. But, the layers of dust and cobwebs covering pews and statues locked inside the barred door and windows let passersby know that it probably hasn’t been used for a while.