Souvenir Shopping Tour (Self Guided), 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 shops where one can find unique and authentic Luxembourg goods. So, take this self guided shopping tour to search for something special to reflect your Luxembourg trip.
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Guide Name: Souvenir Shopping Tour
Guide Location: Luxembourg » Luxembourg (See other walking tours in Luxembourg)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 10
Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.0 Km or 0.6 Miles
Author: Daniel
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Luxembourg City Tourist Office
  • Market on Place Guillaume II
  • Ernster
  • Gift Shop Inside National History and Art Museum
  • Butteck Um Feschmaart
  • Fabienne Belnou
  • Villeroy & Boch
  • Oberweis on Grand Rue
  • Bijouterie Schroeder
  • Grand Rue
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Luxembourg City Tourist Office

1) Luxembourg City Tourist Office

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 has a gift shop. The small display case is filled with the souvenirs, from Peckvillchen whistles to the ‘Renert’ fox sculpture. Open everyday, 9:00am to 6:00pm and Sunday from 10:00am. www.lcto.lu

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.
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Market on Place Guillaume II

2) Market on Place Guillaume II

Luxembourg’s many markets are excellent places to find handmade crafts as well as local food straight from the producers. Many take place bi-weekly or once a month, while special markets are held on various holidays. The market on Place Guillaume II, held every Wednesday and Saturday from 7:30 am until 1:30 pm, features regional food and some handicrafts. The Easter Monday market, with its handmade Peckvillchen bird whistles as well as the large and lively Christmas market in Place d’Armes, are perfect places to find a unique gift.

What to buy here: Regional Handicrafts and locally produced foods.

- The home of many traditional handicrafts, Luxembourg continues to celebrate its heritage with a number of ateliers around the country. Meet artisans skilled in pottery, candle-making, drapery and more by visiting their workshops where you can learn about their craft and purchase their handmade products. The Haute Sûre region is a good place to start, with a variety of ateliers and a boutique selling handicrafts from around the country. Products range from the practical to the decorative, and unique knickknacks can be had for just a few euros.

- Luxembourg, though small, produces an impressive array of regional food products. Especially notable are the cheeses, including the soft spread ‘kachkeis’, and the wide variety of meats including Judd smoked ham and Riesling pâté. Luxembourg has its own national dairy company, Luxlait, which produces high-quality dairy products. Other foods to look out for are honey and jam, especially those made from the local Quetsche and Mirabelle plum. Local food is very popular and can be found at neighbourhood delicatessens, markets, specialty boutiques and large supermarkets.
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Ernster

3) Ernster

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

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.
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Gift Shop Inside National History and Art Museum

4) Gift Shop Inside National History and Art Museum

You can find works by these artists at museums around Luxembourg and even take a reproduction home with you, priced between €50 to €75, from the National History and Art Museum’s boutique at Marché-aux-Poissons. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00am to 6:00pm, and Thursday until 8:00pm, the large shop offers an excellent selection of gift items inspired by its collection. Besides many replicas of artefacts from around the world, you can also find small reproductions of historical statues and figures from Luxembourg. www.mnha.public.lu

What to buy here: Landscape paintings.

With its dramatic architecture and geography, Luxembourg has long provided inspiration for artists. In the early 1900s, the country produced its best landscape painters. Franz Seimetz (1858-1934), the first Luxembourgish Impressionist, produced more than a thousand paintings over his successful career. Joseph Kutter (1894-1941), influenced by Flemish Expressionism, was a founding member of the Luxembourg Secession Movement who exhibited a famous dark-toned painting of Luxembourg City at the 1937 World Exposition in Paris. Co-founder Nico Klopp (1894-1930), who lived in Remich, painted many cheerful and bright scenes of the Moselle, which flows alongside the town. Another contemporary is Sosthène Weis, who painted over 5,000 watercolours. He travelled all over the country to capture the varied landscape in his light and dreamy post-Impressionist style.
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Butteck Um Feschmaart

5) Butteck Um Feschmaart

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 colorful Peckvillchen.

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 center 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 center 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.
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Fabienne Belnou

6) Fabienne Belnou

If you are looking for an extra-special gift, make sure to stop by Fabienne Bellnou’s atelier-boutique in the center of town at 26 rue Philippe II. Her exquisite designs, for women, men and children, are as unique as they are wearable. Open Tuesday to Saturday, 9:30 am to 6:00 pm. www.fabiennebelnou.com

What to buy here: Hand-crafted jewelry.

For its small size, Luxembourg has a fair number of creative jewelry designers. From quirky items made from recycled fabrics for just a few euros all the way to gorgeous high-end designs for hundreds or more, everyone can find the perfect piece to suit their taste and lifestyle. You’ll find many jewelry workshops and showrooms simply by roaming through the winding streets of Luxembourg City’s old town, and if you’re interested in something especially elegant, note that many shops selling watches also have their own signature jewelry lines.
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Villeroy & Boch

7) Villeroy & Boch

Villeroy & Boch’s main Luxembourg shop, located right in the center at 2 rue du Fossé, is a delight for the senses. All of the seasonal and traditional collections are displayed artfully around the large space, drawing in passersby who can’t resist a look inside. Open Monday to Saturday 10:00am to 6:00pm, you are sure to find the perfect gift inside. www.villeroy-boch.com

What to buy here: Vieux Luxembourg ceramics.

Commissioned for Louis XV, the King of France, in 1745, Vieux Luxembourg (literally ‘Old Luxembourg’) was Villeroy & Boch’s first pattern. One of the world’s leading porcelain-makers, Villeroy & Boch was founded in France by Francois Boch and his three sons. They soon moved the company to Luxembourg, establishing the Grand Duchy’s reputation for quality ceramics. After over 200 years in operation, the Luxembourg porcelain factory was closed in 2010, but Villeroy & Boch remains the tableware brand of choice for Luxembourgers. Enjoy Luxembourg tradition with a Vieux Luxembourg piece, starting from around €8 for smaller items., Choose from the large collection ranging from teacups and saucers to casserole dishes and jam serving sets, all featuring the classic pattern of pretty blue flowers on a clean white background.
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Oberweis on Grand Rue

8) Oberweis on Grand Rue

Oberweis – an official supplier to the Grand Duke of Luxembourg – is the family-run business founded in 1964. Although it has its origins in chocolate-making, today the company offers a vast array of sweets and savory creations.

What to buy here: Luxembourg Chocolate, Melusinas and Speculoos.

A favorite flavor in the Benelux region, speculoos can be found in almost every form, from ice cream to chocolates to even spreadable paste. These thin, brown spice biscuits with a design stamped on the front are a very popular accompaniment to coffee in Luxembourg, and you’re likely to find one on your saucer if you order coffee in a cafe. Speculoos biscuits can also be found in any large supermarket and, with some searching, you can spot them in many other products. Check the chocolate-spread section to find the unique speculoos spread, a thick paste that can be spread on toast or crepes. Though the biscuits are easy to find, Oberweis sells them in an attractive package for gift-giving for €6.

According to legend, Count Siegfried, who founded Luxembourg in 963, married the water-faerie Melusina who used magic to make the Castle of Lucilinburhuc (today's Luxembourg Castle) appear on the Bock promontory. As a condition of marrying her, Siegfried had to give her one day and night of total privacy each month. Eventually, he became very curious about this and peeked through the keyhole while she was bathing, and was shocked to discover that she had a fishtail. Melusina immediately noticed herself being watched and escaped into the Alzette river, never to return. Oberweis, the famous Luxembourg chocolate house, pays tribute to this legend with a chocolate truffle called Melusina, sold in gift boxes for about €10.

Opening Hours:
The central shop at Grand-Rue is open Monday to Friday from 7:15 am to 6:00 pm, and on Saturday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.
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Bijouterie Schroeder

9) Bijouterie Schroeder

Founded in 1877, Schroeder has the notable distinction of being an official supplier to the Grand Ducal family. The family-run company has its main boutique at 27-29 Grand-Rue, and two design workshops, one in Luxembourg and the other in Paris. The signature line, Schroeder Timepieces, is updated each season. Open Tuesday to Saturday, 10:00am to 6:00pm; Monday and Sunday 2:00 pm- 6:00 pm. www.schroederjoailliers.lu

What to buy here: Schroeder Watches.

Strolling around Luxembourg, you’ll quickly notice the number of shops selling high-end watches from around the world. However, Luxembourg boasts its own exclusive brands that hold their own among the competition. These design houses have long traditions of high-quality craftsmanship and elegant styles, and are often also master jewelers. Watches start at around EUR 50.
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Grand Rue

10) Grand Rue

The east to west street located just north of the Place d'Armes is known as Grand Rue. As the central square, the street is for pedestrians only. Many shops and boutiques lie along this stretch of road—indeed, it is essentially an outdoor shopping complex. Everything from famous international brands to unique local artisan shops can be found here.

The shops are built on the ground floors of the buildings of this historic area of town. Many of the buildings above the shops are residential, but the entire area is a concentrated commercial zone with administrative offices, political institutions, shops, and banks. At the west end of the street, you'll find the Royal-Hamilius, a large residential and shopping mall development completed in 2019.

The east end of the street ends just a block north of the Grand Ducal Palace on Rue du Marché aux Herbes. If you continue east on Grand Rue, it will turn into Rue Sigefroi. You will arrive at the Bock promontory, where the casements, Archaeological Crypt, Chemin de la Corniche, and St. Michaels Church are located.

While Grand Rue is a great place to start, the entire center of the city, known as Ville-Haute, is a walking and shopping district. The streets and boulevards connecting Grand Rue with the rest of the town are also lined with dozens of shops and restaurants. Visit the information kiosk in the Place d'Armes for maps and directions.

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