Souvenir Shopping Part 1, Luxembourg

It would be a pity to leave Luxembourg without having explored its specialty shops and bringing home something truly original. We've compiled a list of gifts and souvenirs, which are unique to Luxembourg, that a visitor might like to purchase to reflect their visit.
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Souvenir Shopping Part 1 Map

Guide Name: Souvenir Shopping Part 1
Guide Location: Luxembourg » Luxembourg (See other walking tours in Luxembourg)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.7 km
Author: Daniel
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Namur 2

1) Namur 2

What to buy here: Chocolate.

While its neighbour Belgium is usually the country associated with chocolate, Luxembourg boasts a number of wonderful chocolate houses with long traditions in producing high-quality creations. You’re unlikely to miss any of the chocolate shops, as their window displays lined with rows and rows of colourful treats will definitely catch your eye.

Luxembourger Nicolas Namur opened his first pastry shop in Sacramento, California in 1854, following training in France and New York. Returning to Luxembourg in 1861, he opened a pastry shop in 1863. Since then, the family company, now run by the sixth generation, has grown to become one of the top chocolate houses in the country. Using the best ingredients and centuries-old recipes, the marzipans, pralines and more keep Luxembourgers coming back again and again. Visit Namur near the train station at 44 avenue de la Liberté, open Monday 12:00pm to 6:00pm and Tuesday to Saturday 7:45am to 6:00pm, or in the centre at 27 rue des Capucins, open Monday 11:30am to 6:00pm and Tuesday to Saturday 8:30am to 6:00pm. www.namur.lu
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Editions Museal

2) Editions Museal

What to buy here: Cast-iron wall plaques.

Luxembourg is well-known for its metal industry and today you can still find cast-iron hearthstones depicting various motifs, coats-of-arms or religious scenes. Visit the National Museum of History and Art to learn about the history of the craft and see some beautiful examples. You can then pick up your own piece of history at the museum gift shop or at souvenir shops around town. Prices range from €10 to €250 depending on quality and size.

Editions Museal is the place to find beautiful, high-quality gifts from Luxembourg. Located at 19 rue du St. Esprit, a small cobblestone street near the City History Museum, it has a number of cast-iron wall plaques as well as a large selection of interesting sculpture, both historical and modern. With other Luxembourgish specialties such as Peckvillchen and eau-de-vie gift sets, this is a shop not to be missed! www.boutique.museal.com
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Butteck Um Feschmaart

3) Butteck Um Feschmaart

What to buy here: Peckvillchen bird whistles.

Part of a very old Luxembourgish tradition, a Peckvillchen is a ceramic whistle in the form of a bird, made especially for Emaishen, the whistle festival held each year on Easter Monday. It is an annual tradition for families to bring their children to the Fish Market in the centre of Luxembourg City to choose a bird whistle from the wide array of stalls. The most famous come from the village of Nospelt, in the south-west of the country. The centre of Luxembourg’s ceramics industry in the 19th century, when there were 17 potteries in the village, production wound down in the early 20th century. However, the tradition of producing Peckvillchen was revived in 1937 by residents of the village and today Nospelt is synonymous with these little bird whistles.

Luckily, you don’t need to wait for Easter Monday to come around again to get your own Peckvillchen. A number of shops in the centre of town, as well as the Tourist Office, sell the whistles in a variety of colours and styles starting from €8.

Butteck Um Feschmaart, located at 10 rue Sigefroi, is a long-standing souvenir shop in the old town. Selling everything Luxembourg, from wines and beers to t-shirts and tote bags, the shop also offers a selection of colourful Peckvillchen. Open Tuesday to Saturday 10:00am to 6:00pm.
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Vinilux and More

4) Vinilux and More

What to buy here: Wine from the Moselle Valley as well as local Liqueurs and Spirits.

- Luxembourg’s Moselle region is famous for its wine, a tradition that began in Roman times. These white wines are light and fresh, and include the popular ‘Cremant’ that is the Luxembourgish version of champagne and served on special occasions. Luxembourgers are rightfully proud of their light and sparkling drink, which regularly wins awards against French rivals. Along with Cremant de Luxembourg, two other award-winning wines are the Pinot Gris Rousemer and the Riesling Ehnen Wousselt Vieilles Vignes. A visit to the Moselle region for wine-tasting at vineyards is a perfect way to discover these wines, but if you stay in the city, you’ll find them easily available specialty shops and supermarkets. Bottles start at under €10.

- Luxembourg has a long tradition of fruit spirits and liqueurs. All natural spirits produced in the country and meeting certain quality standards are granted the ‘Marque National’. These include spirits made from many local fruits, including the Mirabelle plum and Neelch pear, which are cultivated in Luxembourg and the surrounding region. Liqueurs can often contain a blend of many ingredients, such as the Elixir de Mondorf, a sweet digestive made from 30 types of plant. Some others to try include the honey-based Hunningdrëpp, nut-based Nössdrëpp and Pere Blanc, a plant-based liqueur with a secret recipe dating back to 1891.

Vinilux and More: Located at 1-5 rue du Marché aux Herbes, just up the street from the Grand Ducal palace, this boutique in the centre of Luxembourg City has a large selection of wines and spirits from Luxembourg and around the world. The knowledgeable owner will help you find exactly what you are looking for and suggest interesting options. Make sure to check out their weekly wine tastings. Open Monday to Saturday. www.viniluxandmore.com
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Ernster

5) Ernster

What to buy here: Luxembourg Photo Books.

Enjoy the picturesque architecture and landscapes of Luxembourg, even from afar, with a photo book. From the dramatic hilltop fortifications and deep valleys of the capital city to the gently rolling farms and forests of the countryside, Luxembourg’s natural beauty and long history shine through in photos.

Visit family-run Ernster, founded in 1889. With four locations and a wide variety of titles in four languages, it continues to be one of the leading bookstores. The Centre-Ville location is the easiest to find at 27 rue du Fossé, on the opposite end of Place Guillaume II from the Tourist Office, and is open Monday to Friday 9:00am to 6:30pm and Saturday 9:00am to 6:00pm. www.ernster.lu
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Luxembourg City Tourist Office

6) Luxembourg City Tourist Office

What to buy here: Sculpture old and new.

Find quality reproductions of pieces by Luxembourgish sculptors from the 12th to 20th centuries or even of ancient artifacts found in the region. Alternatively, discover the work of contemporary artists imaginatively treating traditional themes. Reproductions include the ‘Renert’ fox sculpture based on the original sculpture that stands in Place Guillaume II, inspired by the famous writer Michel Rodange, as well as a Gallo-Roman bronze wild boar sculpture dating from the first century A.D. Contemporary works cover a broad range of styles, with artists like Jeannot Bewing and Pascale Seil often inspired by history and legend. Pieces start from about €200

Luxembourg City Tourist Office: Located at Place Guillaume II, Luxembourg City’s excellent tourist office not only offers multi-lingual advice from knowledgeable and friendly staff and a wide variety of helpful publications, it also offers one-stop gift shopping. The small display case is filled with the best souvenirs available, from Peckvillchen whistles to the ‘Renert’ fox sculpture. Open everyday, 9:00am to 6:00pm and Sunday from 10:00am. www.lcto.lu

Walking Tours in Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Create Your Own Walk in Luxembourg

Create Your Own Walk in Luxembourg

Creating your own self-guided walk in Luxembourg is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Limpertsberg Quarter Walking Tour

Limpertsberg Quarter Walking Tour

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.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.2 km
Gourmet Walking Tour in Luxembourg

Gourmet Walking Tour in Luxembourg

Luxembourg City has a wonderful chocolate history and traditions. Some of the local chocolate stores can successfully compete with their Belgian and French counterparts. Take this one-hour gourmet tour around Luxembourg City, starting with the French breakfast cafe and wrap it up with the best chocolate shops in the city.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.0 km
Museums Walking Tour in Luxembourg

Museums Walking Tour in Luxembourg

Despite the city's comparatively small size, Luxembourg has several notable museums, including the recently renovated National Museum of History and Art (MNHA), the Luxembourg City History Museum and several others. The city of Luxembourg itself is on the UNESCO World Heritage List on account of the historical importance of its fortifications and buildings of high cultural value. Take this 2-hour tour and see the most significant museums in Luxembourg City.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.8 km
Luxembourg Nightlife Tour

Luxembourg Nightlife Tour

Luxembourg is by far not the biggest European capital, yet regardless of this fact it does get rather crowded and noisy at night, thanks to the huge number of swanky nightclubs and disco bars. Take this opportunity and discover the best of the Luxembourg City club scene.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.9 km
Souvenir Shopping Part 2

Souvenir Shopping Part 2

It would be a pity to leave Luxembourg without having explored its specialty shops and bringing home something truly original. We've compiled a list of gifts and souvenirs, which are unique to Luxembourg, that a visitor might like to purchase to reflect their visit.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.9 km
Best Luxembourg Bars Tour

Best Luxembourg Bars Tour

Along with rich cultural experience Luxembourg can offer a great night on the town for beer lovers and not only. There's no shortage of hangout spots catering to all tastes and preferences. Take this tour to find truly amazing time in some of the city's best chill-out places.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.8 km

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