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Lëtzebuerg City Museum

Lëtzebuerg City Museum

The Luxembourg Story, more than 1000 years of urban history

Lëtzebuerg City Museum, permanent Exhibition

The Lëtzebuerg City Museum presents its  permanent exhibition The Luxembourg Story.

On the three lower levels of the museum as well as in a space devoted to the current town planning (2,200 m2 in total), the new exhibition tells the eventful history of the city of Luxembourg, from its origins in the 10th century to the present day. By following the chronology of urban development, divided into four major periods and 17 topics, the exhibition focuses on the most important and characteristic aspects of each epoch.
The exhibition provides local as well as foreign audiences with a concise introduction to the history of the city, with a corresponding selection of objects, films and sound documents, photographs and multimedia applications.

The "Future Outlook" section, near the museum’s reception, is devoted to the organization of the urban space: a large 1:2,500 scale 3D model as well as a multitouch table allow visitors to familiarize with present and future questions of urbanism.

In addition to more than 500 original objects, The Luxembourg Story offers several interactive features for further information. The visit is complemented by new multimedia animations of the urban scale models (1:666) which illustrate the key moments of the city’s history.

The topics:

10th to 18th century

The medieval town - The fortress - Citizens and soldiers - Churches and monasteries

19th century

The path to independence - The capital city - The end of the fortress - The open city - The industrial city - Trade in the city - The citizens’ city

20th century

The city in crisis - Under German occupation - The European city - The financial centre - The changing city

21st century

Future Outlook

Opening hours

Tuesday - Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Thursday till 8 p.m.

Closed on Mondays, except on bank holidays

Useful information


14, rue du St-Esprit
L-2090 Luxembourg



Monday Fermé
Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday 10:00 - 20:00
Friday 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:00 - 18:00
Sunday Fermé
So 10:00 - 18:00


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