Luxembourg is an old picturesque city located at the confluence of the Alzette and Pétrusse rivers. The city consists of 24 districts, but tourists visit only 4 of them:
- Ville Haute – historical centre of Luxembourg
- Ville Basse – business centre of the city
- Gare – the railway station
- Kirchberg – modern part of the city with numerous buildings
Holiday weather of Luxembourg
The city has a mild oceanic climate, with moderate precipitation, cold to cool winter temperatures and temperate summers. Moderate to heavy cloud cover is present for more than two-thirds of the year. The average daily temperature is circa + 19°C in summer and +2 °C in winter. Rainfall occurs regardless of the season.
Entertainment and places of interest
Luxembourg has the rich history, so there are many interesting landmarks in the city.
Notre-Dame Cathedral is the Roman Catholic Cathedral of the City, in southern Luxembourg. It was originally a Jesuit church, and its cornerstone was laid in 1613. It is the only cathedral in the city.
The church is a noteworthy example of late gothic architecture; however, it also has many Renaissance elements and adornments. At the end of the XVIII century, the church received the miraculous image of the Maria Consolatrix Afflictorum, the patron saint of both the city and the nation.
Grand Ducal Palace is a palace in southern Luxembourg. It is the official residence of the Grand Duke of Luxembourg, and where he performs most of his duties as head of state of the Grand Duchy.
Adolphe Bridge is an arch bridge that takes road traffic across the Pétrusse, connecting Boulevard Royal, in Ville Haute, to Avenue de la Liberté, in Gare. At 153 meters long, it carries four lanes of road traffic, a bus lane to Ville Haute, and has two footpaths for pedestrians.
The Adolphe Bridge has become an unofficial national symbol of sorts, representing Luxembourg’s independence, and has become one of Luxembourg City’s main tourist attractions.
Despite the city’s comparatively small size, it has several notable museums: the recently renovated National Museum of History and Art (MNHA), the Luxembourg City History Museum, the new Grand Duke Jean Museum of Modern Art (Mudam) and National Museum of Natural History (NMHN). The city of Luxembourg itself is on the UNESCO World Heritage List, on account of the historical importance of its fortifications. In addition to its two main theatres, the Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg and the Théâtre des Capucins, there is a new concert hall, the Philharmonie, as well as a conservatory with a large auditorium. Art galleries include the Villa Vauban, the Casino Luxembourg and Am Tunnel.
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