The "UNESCO Promenade" is a great way to discover the scenic beauty of the ancient fortress and the charm of the capital's Old Town.
Starting from Place de la Constitution, the trail goes along the mid-point of the fortifications through Pétrusse Park and a garden celebrating the capital’s rose-breeding history. It continues along the Corniche, across the ramparts and then through the Old Town.
The UNESCO bike tours are a great way to discover this site and its most popular attractions in just under an hour and a half. The tour is in two parts: a 2.5-kilometre tour on foot, and a 9.5-kilometre tour by bike.
Project partners: The Luxembourg Commission for Cooperation with UNESCO, the Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Infrastructure, the Luxembourg City Tourist Office, the Alstad Committee, the Pfaffenthal-Siechenhof Syndicat d'intérêts locaux, the Stadtgrund Syndicat d'intérêts locaux, Amis du château de Clausen, Frën vun der Festungsgeschicht, Patrimoine Roses pour le Luxembourg, Geschichtsfrënn St Quirinus.
Document produced in cooperation with the centre for the development of sight-related skills (Centre pour le développement des compétences relatives à la vue).
UNESCO For All
The UNESCO Promenade For All is a great option for wheelchairs and pushchairs which winds through the Upper Town. Visitors can choose to complete it with an LCTO guide or using the audio guide available on izi.travel (in English, French, German, Luxembourgish, Portuguese and Dutch).
The "UNESCO-Tour für Alle – Leichte Sprache" trail follows the same route, with commentary in simple German and with short videos in sign language.
LCTO guided tours
The Luxembourg City Tourist Office (LCTO) offers a number of walking and guided tours. Discover the city's rich history and modern architectural gems.
The UNESCO4Kids tour is suitable for children, with two separate groups for ages 6 to 9 and 10 to 12. Participants explore Luxembourg City's historic urban landscape: the Old Town and Fortress. This experience incorporates teaching methods developed by the Council of Europe together with UNESCO. This tour offers youngsters a playful, interactive way of discovering the city's cultural and natural heritage using all their senses, in addition to their intellect.
Shoah Memorial Trail
The Shoah Memorial Trail offers an insight into how Jewish life in Luxembourg was wiped out by Nazi Germany. This free two-hour tour with audio-guide explores eight well-known and less well-known sites that played a key role in the Holocaust in Luxembourg.
With this initiative, MemoShoah Luxembourg’s aim is to contribute on a long-term basis to knowledge of the Holocaust in Luxembourg. For this project, the organisation was supported by the LCTO, the Neimënster Cultural Centre and the Consistoire Israélite du Luxembourg.