Souvenir Shopping Part 1, Luxembourg (Self Guided)

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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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: 5
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.6 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-Saturday 7:30 am- 6:00 pm, or in the centre at 27 rue des Capucins, open Tuesday-Saturday 7:45 am- 6:00 pm, and Monday 11:30 am- 6:00 pm. 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.
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Ernster

4) 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 6:00pm. www.ernster.lu
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Luxembourg City Tourist Office

5) 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

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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: 0.7 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: 1.3 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Luxembourg City, the capital of the eponymous tiny European nation wedged between Belgium, France and Germany, is famed for its fortified medieval old town perched atop high cliffs. The extensive network of tunnels, Bock Casemates, leads to a dungeon, prison and the Archaeological Crypt, which is said to be the birthplace of Luxembourg. Meandering along the ramparts above, the Chemin de la...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.3 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...  view more

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

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Whether you are in Luxembourg for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Luxembourg has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Luxembourg, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.