Palace of the Grand Dukes (Palais Grand-Ducal), Luxembourg City

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Palace of the Grand Dukes (Palais Grand-Ducal) features one of the most impressive facades in the city. Built as a city hall during the Flemish Renaissance, the palace suffered greatly during World War II--the Nazis destroyed much of the original furniture and decor and used the building as a tavern. Today, the grand interior is open for tours, but only during the summer. Check the website for dates and times. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Palace of the Grand Dukes (Palais Grand-Ducal) and many more Luxembourg City attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Luxembourg City journey planning app .
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  • Unfortunately, we were not in the Sonmermonaten here, so we could see the Palace only from the outside. But even so, this is impressive and worth a visit.
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  • On August 16, a visit to the Palace of the Grand Duke use. In the summer months, the family vacations elsewhere which the Palace is open to the public. Please notice that you will call the access tickets prior reservation and at the Tourist Information elsewhere in the city. The tour is educational. You get the origin of the family on the throne in the Grand Duchy explained. This runs you through various rooms on the ground floor and first floor.
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  • Good architecture and everything carefully. The highlight is the home of chocolate that is opposite the entrance.
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  • Nice palace but didn’t get a chance to get inside. Building is nice but doesn’t deserve five stars. It is in a really nice area that offer many other attractions. There are also stores around to buy books or souvenirs. Highly recommended!
  • Couldn't get in even though we queued at the entrance for ages. When we got to the top, we were told go elsewhere for tickets. No directions given. No signage. Then when we got to ticket office,no tickets. Disappointing.
  • Nice peaceful place to walk around with shops and cafes around.
  • You can watch the guards changing with the live band. It's pretty interesting and not that crowded.
  • It was a nice day to walk around the City. With alot of construction around the street sometime made it very difficults for walking. So, becareful when walking around the pavers stone. But the exteriors of the Palais is quit amazing.

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