Place Guillaume II, Luxembourg City

The heart of Luxembourg's historic district, Place Guillaume II is known as knuedler, or knot, because of the Franciscan monks that once inhabited a monastery here. The knot in the rope that is part of the monk's attire is called a knuedler. A town hall replaced the monastery in the 19th century and continues to dominate the square's western side. A ring of trees provides shade and frames a tall statue of Grand Duke William II on horseback placed on a pedestal in the center of the square. Use our Luxembourg City trip itinerary website to arrange your visit to Place Guillaume II and other attractions in Luxembourg City.
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  • The scenery is much better, and visited on the evening of Saturday, around the Statue Square was under construction and had not failed. In Luxembourg City, open events, such as street performers, was a large turnout, but not many people on this square.
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  • Was so lucky to get on a Saturday when there is a market here. It sold various delicacies, flowers, home-made candles and fruit, vegetables and fish. Every Wednesday and Saturday at noon. Or a square, surrounded by restaurants and shops. A superb place to place the man while one shopper a little.
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  • There is a market on Wednesdays and Saturdays. This is mainly food. The Luxembourg Tourist Office is here so it's a great place to stop for lunch or a few beers and plan your itinerary  more »
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  • It is ok. Nothing here is extremely beautiful. There is a city hall but despite that nothing more. When I was there was also very rainy and there was lacking the mood to walk around. There is a little tourist shop where you can buy some Luxembourg souvenirs and take a map to do a game around the city. That we really liked, even if is thought for children it could be fun for adults too.
  • A beautiful place in the center of Luxembourg city. Feel the might of centuries looking at you 😉
  • Really pretty town square in the center of town, close to the Grand Ducal Palace and with lots of shops and restaurants around,
  • Nice square. Very clean. You can sit outside and have a drink. There are often markets or animations there.
  • The square was originally the site of a Franciscan monastery, hence the colloquial name. However, in 1797, during the French Revolutionary Wars, the monastery was dispossessed by occupying French soldiers. In 1804, the visiting Napoleon presented Place Guillaume II to the city as a gift.

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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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