Luxembourg City History Museum, Luxembourg City

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Luxembourg City History Museum brings together the city's history and its future by building a modern museum inside of four restored historical houses. Beneath the street level, the permanent exhibit of the city's architectural and urban development is displayed chronologically. The upper floors host temporary exhibits with urban themes. Multimedia displays throughout the museum help you understand the cultural, political, and social changes in the city. These are enhanced by 60 different audiovisual elements that bring history back to life. Finally, view the city itself, riding in the elevator inside a floating glass section of the museum. The glass carriage gives you a view of the Grund district and the Rham plateau, as well as all the museum's floors. Visit the vaulted cellars beneath the city museum that were discovered 1990s for an extra treat. A Luxembourg City card gets you admission to the museum, but you can also buy a ticket on arrival. Work out when and for how long to visit Luxembourg City History Museum and other Luxembourg City attractions using our handy Luxembourg City online journey planner .
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  • The Musee d'Histoire de la Ville is set up to be informative to a local person as opposed to a out-of-country tourist. It is quite interactive.  more »
  • We wish we'd had more time here. The museum offers a fascinating overview of years of Luxembourg's history. The dioramas were a particularly clever way to show how the site has grown over time. The mu...  more »
  • Sparse, disjointed, confusing museum with closed panoramic terrace and 2 entire floors (out of 5) completely empty. I did like the massive elevator -an entire glass room that moved up and down. In the...  more »
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  • Amazing museum. A lot of money poured into it. Very engrossing even for those that don't like museums.
  • Beautiful expositions, clean and modern museum, very fair prices. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit! If you have one museum to visit, make it this one.
  • A surprisingly good museum. Knew very little about the history of Luxembourg and this museum takes you through the history in an engaging way. Doesn't cost much to get in. Totes worth a visit!
  • Intertaining. The building is amazing. Beautifully done. Enjoyable.
  • An amazing building...really well put together displays, and a room-sized panoramic lift!

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Where to stay in Luxembourg City

With 24 districts making up Luxembourg City, you might have a hard time choosing what neighborhood you like best. For starters, look at accommodations in Ville Haute, the medieval center, where you’ll be at the heart of the city and within walking distance to main attractions as well as public transportation. If stunning views are what you’re after, look into Ville Basse, a central neighborhood in the city’s gorge. Gare is also well-located, home to the city’s main train station as well as many lively restaurants and cafes filled with locals. Whether you stay in one of the city’s few hostels or a hotel, be prepared for high prices.
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