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Limpertsberg Quarter Walking Tour (Self Guided), Luxembourg

Limpertsberg is a quarter in north-western Luxembourg. It features a number of buildings and institutions of high historic value, including Villa Vauban, Château de Septfontaines, Cimetière Notre-Dame and many others. Take your time to walk around the noble and picturesque Limpertsberg quarter and its adjoining areas.
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Limpertsberg Quarter Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Limpertsberg Quarter Walking Tour
Guide Location: Luxembourg » Luxembourg (See other walking tours in Luxembourg)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 9
Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.2 Km or 3.2 Miles
Author: Xena
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Lycée de garçons Luxembourg
  • Lycée Technique des Arts et Métiers
  • Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg
  • Grand Duchess Charlotte Bridge
  • Villa Vauban
  • St. Peter and Paul Church
  • Cimetière Notre-Dame
  • Parc Tony Neuman
  • Château de Septfontaines
Lycée de garçons Luxembourg

1) Lycée de garçons Luxembourg

The Lycée de garçons Luxembourg (English: Luxembourg Boys' High School) is a high school in Luxembourg City, in southern Luxembourg. The Lycée is located in the Limpertsberg quarter, in the north-west of the city and is currently considered to be the top secondary institution in Luxembourg. The school was founded under the name “École industrielle et commerciale” as an annex to the Athénée de Luxembourg, Luxembourg's oldest school, in 1892. In 1908, the school moved to its current site, in Limpertsberg, when a new school was constructed there for 560,000 francs. The school was renamed to its current title on 28 April 1945.
Sight description based on wikipedia
Lycée Technique des Arts et Métiers

2) Lycée Technique des Arts et Métiers

Lycée Technique des Arts et Métiers (Technical High School of Arts and Crafts), abbreviated as LTAM, was established in 1896. Today it is considered to be the oldest public technical college in Luxembourg. It was founded during the years when the word “technical” wasn't yet in official use by educational institutions, the Lycée Technique des Arts et Métiers was one of the pioneers of academic progress. The school “gave birth” to such classic artists as Joseph Kutter, Nico Klopp, Jean Noerdinger, Lucien Auguste Tremont Wercollier and many others. It is also important to mention that, even though scrupulous in maintaining traditions, LTAM is always eager to follow new and perspective art and culture trends.
Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg

3) Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg

The Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg, inaugurated in 1964 as the Théâtre Municipal de la Ville de Luxembourg, underwent renovation work in 2002–2003 resulting in substantial improvements to the stage technology, acoustics and lighting facilities. It is the city's major venue for drama, opera and ballet. Since 1869, Luxembourg City's main theatre had been the Théâtre des Capucins located near the centre of the old town. In December 1958, after the need for a properly designed theatre building had become a priority, a competition was launched with a view to completing the construction work for the millennium celebrations in 1963. The winner was Alain Bourbonnais, a Parisian architect. Work began in autumn 1959 and the theatre was festively inaugurated on 15 April 1964. Over the years, it became increasingly difficult to cope with the staging requirements of touring companies. Safety requirements also needed to be upgraded while asbestos had to be removed from the existing fabric. The work was entrusted to Kurt Gerling and Werner Arendt of “Gerling Arendt Planungsgesellschaft mbH” of Berlin. The building was equipped with modern facilities and technical features, satisfying European requirements in regard to stage technology and facility management while the distinctive architecture of the original building remained intact. The theatre consists of two auditoriums: the main theatre with 943 seats and the studio which has up to 400 seats but can be compartmentalized. There is also an underground car park with 450 parking spaces. Improved cloakroom facilities have been installed in the lower level of the foyer while a new bar and fittings have been added to the upper level.
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Grand Duchess Charlotte Bridge

4) Grand Duchess Charlotte Bridge (must see)

The Grand Duchess Charlotte Bridge – also known as the Red Bridge on account of its distinctive red paintwork – is a road bridge in Luxembourg City and the main route connecting the city centre, Ville Haute, to Kirchberg, the site of the city's European Union institutions. There is a 3.69 m wide lane marked for use as a pedestrian footpath and bidirectional bicycle path.

It was built with the intention of promoting the choice of Luxembourg as the final seat of the European Communities. While the bridge was under construction, the Merger Treaty was signed, maintaining the previous separation of locations, but preserving Luxembourg as the location of several institutions. German architect Egon Jux designed the bridge, beating 68 competitors in a competition launched by Luxembourg's government in 1957. Construction began in 1962 and was finished in 1965, and the bridge opened in October 1966.

Why You Should Visit:
Iconic bridge of the city with a view of the valley that separates the upper town and the lower town.
It also offers the possibility of making some souvenir photos with monuments characteristic of the city.
Sight description based on wikipedia
Villa Vauban

5) Villa Vauban (must see)

Villa Vauban is an art museum in Luxembourg City. Recently renovated and extended, it exhibits 18th- and 19th-century paintings acquired from private collections.

Built in 1873 as a private residence, the villa owes its name to a fort built on the same site by Sébastien Le Prestre de Vauban (1633–1707) as part of the city's defences. An impressive section of the old fortress wall can be seen in the museum's basement. The renovation work, completed in 2010, was planned by Philippe Schmit of the Luxembourg architectural firm Diane Heirent & Philippe Schmit. As a result of its innovative perforated copper cladding, the extension received the TECO Architecture Award in 2010. The museum is located in a park laid out by the French architect Édouard André (1840–1911), one of the leading landscape architects of his day.

The works exhibited at the Villa Vauban were originally part of three separate collections, all of which were bequeathed to the city. The first is that of Jean-Pierre Pescatore (1793–1855), who established himself as a wealthy banker in Paris. It is made up principally of 17th-century Dutch paintings, contemporary French works, as well as sculptures and drawings. The second, consisting mainly of 19th-century art, stems from Leo Lippmann (1808–1883), a banker and Consul General of Luxembourg in Amsterdam. The third collection, which once belonged to the pharmacist Jodoc Frédéric Hochhertz, comprises 18th-century history paintings, still lifes and portraits. It was later inherited by Eugénie Dutreux-Pescatore (1810–1902). The Dutch Golden Age paintings include works by Cornelis Bega, Gerrit Dou and Jan Steen while Eugène Delacroix, Jean-Louis-Ernest Meissonier and Jules Dupré are among the artists who painted the 19th-century French works.

Why You Should Visit:
Not overwhelming like so many museums can be – just an impressive collection of art with a good audio guide in English, and if nothing else you can sit and relax in the beautiful garden (no entry fee).

Check the website before committing to a visit as their temporary exhibitions may not be for everyone.

Opening Hours:
Wed, Thu, Sat-Mon: 10am-6pm; Fri: 10am-9pm
Free admission on Fridays after 6pm
Sight description based on wikipedia
St. Peter and Paul Church

6) St. Peter and Paul Church

Church of the Saints Peter and Paul is the first Russian Orthodox Church in Luxembourg. It is under the jurisdiction of the Western European Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia.

In 1975, with the permission from the local authorities, a plot of land was obtained for the church. In 1979, Archbishop Anthony (Bartoshevich) laid the first stone of the church. The temple was consecrated on July 12, 1982 in honor of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul. The first and still active priest is Sergey Pukh. The church is comparatively small, but its wonderful golden and blue domes in pure Russian tradition are well seen from afar.
Sight description based on wikipedia
Cimetière Notre-Dame

7) Cimetière Notre-Dame

Cimetière Notre-Dame was established in 1775, it is both a tribute to the deceased and a place to see wonderful examples of architectural, sculptural and artistic masterpieces. The cemetery is home to the “National monument of Resistance and Deportation”, which features the bronze sculpture “The Political Prisoner” by Luxembourg's best-known sculptor Lucien Wercollier. Among the magnificent tombstones, one can see beautiful statues, most famous of which is a figure of a “Weeping Angel”, full of grief and pain. The Cimetière Notre-Dame is the final resting place of Jean-Antoine Zinnen, a Luxembourg composer, author of the national anthem music and William Voigt, known as Hauptmann (Captain) von Köpenick.
Sight description based on wikipedia
Parc Tony Neuman

8) Parc Tony Neuman

Parc Tony Neuman is a perfect place to have a walk and relax surrounded by trees, as well as to admire a collection of modern sculptures by local artists. Thanks to its quiet and calm atmosphere, you may forget that this park is located in one of Europe's busiest cities. It features a lot of trails, cozy benches, green lawns and even a playground for kinds. Somewhere in its depths, Tony Neuman Park also hosts a rare and beautiful gingko tree, which is definitely worth seeing.
Château de Septfontaines

9) Château de Septfontaines

The Château de Septfontaines was built in 1783–1784 by Jean-François and Pierre-Joseph Boch, who had opened their nearby porcelain factory in 1767, when Luxembourg was part of the Austrian Netherlands. The brothers had chosen Rollingergrund for their factory, as it offered all that was needed: clay, water and wood for the ovens. It was designed so that both their families could live there, which explains why the first floor is divided into two separate sections for the bedrooms, while the rooms on the ground floor, including the dining room and lounge, could be used by both families. The castle was once occupied by French troops and was sold in 1914. After Luitwin von Boch had acquired it once again in 1970 in the name of Villeroy & Boch, he charged his cousin Antoine de Schorlemer to undertake comprehensive renovation work which lasted a full 12 years. The rooms now testify to the success of the Boch brothers. Porcelain of all shapes and sizes decorates the walls and the windows. In the dining room hangs a portrait of the Austrian empress Maria Theresa (1717–1780), who had allowed them to build their factory in Rollingergrund and who had freed them from taxation for the first ten years. Now available for business conferences and receptions, the building is still used by the management, partners and clients of Villeroy & Boch when they are in Luxembourg.
Sight description based on wikipedia

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Travel Distance: 2.3 Km or 1.4 Miles
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Travel Distance: 1.0 Km or 0.6 Miles
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Travel Distance: 1.3 Km or 0.8 Miles
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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.8 Km or 1.1 Miles

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