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"World War II" Circular Walk

Discover historical sites and places of remembrance in relation to World War II.

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"World War II" Circular Walk

On 10 May 1940, the Wehrmacht invaded the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, marking the beginning of a 4-year long occupation until the country’s liberation on 10 September 1944. The German invasion prompted the grand ducal family, along with government ministers, to go into exile. To this day, the city bears witness to this dark period which resulted in the death of 2% of the country’s population.


Take a journey back in time and retrace the footsteps of World War II in the heart of Luxembourg City. Accompanied by one of our official guides, explore twelve of the city’s most emblematic memorial sites, discover which historical landmarks were seized by the Gestapo to be turned into headquarters and find out how Grand Duchess Charlotte stayed connected to the people of Luxembourg during her time abroad.

Points of interest

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Grand Ducal Palace

In its function as the city residence of the Grand Ducal family, the grand ducal Palace is situated right in the core of the Old Town.Formerly the first town hall of the city occupied the site of the ...

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Town Hall

Located on William Square, it was built between 1830 and 1838 in neo-classical style. The stones of the old Franciscan monastery, dismantled in 1829, mainly went into its construction. In 1931 two bro...

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Place d'Armes

As an integral part of the pedestrian zone, surrounded by lots of street cafés and restaurants, it has become the place where the young and the old, the locals and the visitors meet.Place d'Armes, als...

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"Gëlle Fra" Memorial in Luxembourg City

Among historic monuments in Luxembourg, the Golden Lady on Constitution Square was set up in 1923 to commemorate the Luxembourgers who perished in the First World War. The memorial represents a gold-p...

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Place de Clairefontaine

Situated near the Cathedral and the Government district, Place de Clairefontaine was redesigned at the end of the eighties in the framework of extensive restoration and reconstruction involving the en...

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Cathedral “Notre-Dame de Luxembourg”

The Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin was originally a Jesuit church, the foundation stone of which was laid in 1613.It is a remarkable instance of late Gothic style, revealing various components and or...

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Luxembourg City Tourist Office, Place Guillaume II

2 hours

Number of people
max. 20



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Group from 1 to 20 people 110€

Book a guided tour for your group (1-20 people) at the date, time and in the language of your choice. Please book at least 10 working days in advance.