Historic sites in Luxembourg

If you’re looking to explore Historic Sites in Luxembourg and the surrounding area then you can explore our interactive map above or navigate further by using the links below.

There’s a fantastic selection of  Historic Sites in Luxembourg and you can plan some great things to see on your trips by browsing our selection. Once you’ve explored the  Historic Sites in Luxembourg you can use our itinerary planner tool to plan out your trip and then print off a free pocket guidebook.

Our database of historic sites is growing all the time, but we may not cover them all. Remember, if you know of other  Historic Sites in Luxembourg, you can always add them to Trip Historic now by visiting our upload page.
 

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Bock Casemates

The Bock Casemates are a series of defensive subterranean tunnels and passageways, the first of which were built in 1644.

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The Bock Casemates are a series of subterranean tunnels and passageways, the first of which were built in 1644, under the Spanish, later being expanded by the French and the Austrians.

Delving down to a depth of up to 131 feet underground and spanning 14 miles at their peak, the Bock Casemates were part of Luxembourg’s famed defences.

Mostly closed down in the 19th century, the Bock Casemates were opened to the public in 1933. They then reprised their protective role in a slightly different guise during World War II when 35,000 people sheltered in them.

Today, the Bock Casemates are open to visitors, who can tour them and learn about their past. They also form part of the World Heritage site of the City of Luxembourg.

General Patton Memorial Museum - Ettelbruck

The General Patton Memorial Museum in Ettelbruck is a World War II museum focusing on the German invasion of Luxembourg.

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The General Patton Memorial Museum in Ettelbruck is a World War II museum focusing on the German invasion of Luxembourg in 1940 and its subsequent liberation by US troops in 1944.

With a range of weapons, equipment, information boards and over a thousand documents and photos, the General Patton Memorial Museum chronicles this episode in history. The museum’s namesake is General George S. Patton Jr., the commander who led the 3rd U.S. Army in freeing Luxembourg.

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Luxembourg National Museum of Military History

The Luxembourg National Museum of Military History focuses particularly on the World War II conflict known as the Battle of the Bulge.

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The Luxembourg National Museum of Military History (Musee National d'Histoire Militaire) in Diekirch focuses particularly on the World War II conflict known as the Battle of the Bulge.

Using a combination of life-size dioramas and its comprehensive collection of US and national items, weapons, equipment, photos and maps, the Luxembourg National Museum of Military History offers an insight into both the military and civilian aspects of this battle.

In addition to this main exhibit, the Luxembourg National Museum of Military History also offers up a more general history of its army.

Those who want to explore more about the Battle of the Bulge can also use the Luxembourg National Museum of Military History as a starting off point as it has information on local tours and trails.

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Vianden Castle

Vianden Castle in Luxembourg is a picturesque medieval castle which served as the home of the local counts.

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Vianden Castle (Chateau De Vianden) in Luxembourg is a picturesque medieval castle begun in the eleventh century. Only completed in the fourteenth century, Vianden Castle became the home of the local counts and countesses.

Interestingly, the site of Vianden Castle actually has a history dating back to Roman times, when it was the location of a fort or 'castellum'.

While several aspects of Vianden Castle seen today date back to the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, this magnificent site was the subject of extensive renovations in the twentieth century.