At Youth Hostels Luxembourg, we are constantly looking for unique ways to show our guests the best of what Luxembourg has to offer. That's why we recently organised a guided night tour of the city's old town, led by our knowledgeable and engaging guide Jeannot.
On March 18th, a group of intrepid guests joined us for a leisurely 5.5km walk, discovering hidden gems and landmarks that are often overlooked during the day. Jeannot led the group through the charming streets of Luxembourg City, pointing out notable attractions along the way.
In addition to the already familiar infrastructures such as the Pfaffenthal panoramic lift, the Fondation Pescatore building and, of course, the Pont Grand-Duchesse Charlotte, the group also visited the Amalia monument, the first monument in Luxembourg dedicated to a woman.
One of the first monuments that surprised the locals was the monument dedicated to the best Luxembourgish cyclists who won the Tour de France.
Did you know that there is a statue by Amarnath Sehgal dedicated to the father of the Indian nation, Mahatma Gandhi? Well, now you do, and it is located not far from the Villa Vauban in the municipal park on Avenue Monterey!
While the Grand-Ducal Palace was being renovated, the Villa Vauban was home to Grand-Duke Jean and Grand-Duchess Joséphine Charlotte for several years. The participants also discovered the Villa Louvigny, which was the headquarters of Radio Luxembourg, later RTL, from 1936 to 1991. The tour also included the modern and beautiful skate park in the Pétrusse valley, surrounded by greenery and set against the spectacular historical backdrop of the city's old fortifications. It is even more spectacular and unique at night!
Jeannot kept the group engaged with interesting historical facts and anecdotes about the city throughout the tour, but just enough to let participants enjoy and discover everything for themselves without being constantly interrupted ‘by the guide’. Towards the end, our group also visited the monument dedicated to the legend of Melusina and discovered massive statues hidden in a locked hall, visible through metal-barred windows.
According to satisfied participants, the overall pace of the tour was just right, and the chill but somehow pleasant weather made it all the more enjoyable. Concluding the tour on a delightful note, the group savoured a scrumptious local dish called ‘Bouneschlupp’ at the youth hostel.
Unlike the usual ‘guided tours’, our guests were thrilled with the experience, and we were happy to have provided them with a unique way to experience Luxembourg City.
As one participant later said: ‘… I grew up here in Luxembourg and I’m amazed that I’ve never heard nor seen most of the things I discovered tonight! …’
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The whole group in front of the youth hostel Luxembourg City
Monument dedicated to the best Luxembourgish cyclists who won the Tour de France.
Beautiful views while using the panoramic lift in Pfaffenthal
The tour started in Pfaffenthal district
Old part of the town by night.
A corridor with plenty of sculptures
On the way to Melusina
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