A big smile for a small mile

There are a surprising number of museums and art centres in the small capital of Luxembourg. Luckily for the visitors they cover a total distance of slightly less than a full mile.

Visiting these museums is easy because of this short distance. However, it is the variety and uniqueness of the seven cultural institutions, strung out in an arch-like (smile-like) pattern in the fragmented topography on the city, that constitute the real attraction enticing visitors to simply “go and see”.

Five of the institutions are within walking distance in the city centre of Luxembourg. Visitors can enjoy ancient masterpieces of painting in the Villa Vauban, a 19th century bourgeois building with a new contemporary extension located in the heart of a city park, face the archaeological and historical heritage of the country and discover the State art collections from the Middle Ages to the present day (15th to 21st century) in the National Museum of History and Art near the former fish market, explore the Museum of the History of the City of Luxembourg also located in the heart of the old city, get acquainted the latest trends in the international art scene at Casino Luxembourg and go “down to the valley” to experience a refreshing perspective on natural history, evolution and biodiversity in the National Museum of Natural History (to be reached by lift).

At only a 15 minutes walking distance from city centre or a short bus ride away (with the alternative of a difficult but beautiful climb up the wooded slope of the Kirchberg from the Grund), there is the new Park Dräi Eechelen hosting two museums next to each other: on one side, the Musée Dräi Eechelen devoted to the world cultural heritage site of Luxembourg's fortifications, on the other, the Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean - Mudam Luxembourg with its contemporary art collection and temporary exhibitions.

The walking paths, cycle paths and bus routes relaxingly lead the visitors from one museum to the next, passing in front of numerous art galleries, boutiques, restaurants and cafés and offering excellent scenic views.

Experience the cultural side of the city... and (s)mile!


Museum Association of Luxembourg-City
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L-2013 Luxembourg