A Sunny Day in Luxemburg

May 5th, 2018

On Saturday, 5 May 2018 the International Club’s took 48 members, including 9 children, to Luxemburg, a 3 hour bus ride through beautiful landscape.

At the Tourist Information we met our tour guides, who led us for 2 hours through the history of this historic city. As always, we had tours in English and German.

The tour started in the Guilaumeplatz, then continued past City Hall to the cathedral, which was decorated for the yearly pilgrimage, and indeed, there was a mass for pilgrims in progress during our visit. We also admired the Baroque entrance to the 17th century Jesuit Church.

In the government district we admired the life-sized statue of Duchess Charlotte, who was influential in Luxemburg’s history.  Nearby was the ducal palace, which united 17th to 19th centure architecture and is now used for governmental functions. We continued in the Old Town towards the Fish Market and a house where Goethe stayed during a short visit.  From the Corniche Promenade we had a wonderful view of the Old Town, then a tour through the Kasematte tunnels, which are part of the UNESCO world cultural treasures.

Our tour ended at 2 pm, so our members had time to explore the cafes, restaurants and shops before we returned to Jülich at 5 pm.  Our conclusion: Luxemburg is definitely worth a visit!

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