Luxembourg City Tour #2Further information
After our little tour #1 through the city centre, we will now take you to the modern Kirchberg quarter and show you the most interesting spots. Here we go.
Luxembourg City Tour #1Further information
We love our city. There are so many spots to discover. One of our staff members and local will take you on a 3-hour-walk in this photo story to show you the most beautiful corners. But make sure you wear good shoes. Let’s go.
During the festive season, the Luxembourg City Tourist Office, in close collaboration with the City of Luxembourg, offers more than 200 concerts and events in the heart of the Christmas markets in Luxembourg City. The "Winterlights" festival turns the city into a magical and wonderful setting with thousands of lights. The Christmas markets offer a diversified program of activities and concerts for young and old. This year, the program evolves around three main themes: children's activities, concerts and walking acts. To provide better orientation to visitors, a description of the animation genre has been added to the themes for example: brass band/harmony, choir, live music or workshop. Join us, we have something in store for every taste… from luxembourg-city.com
Like their neighbours, Luxembourgers love to celebrate Carnival, which traditionally takes place from 2 February ('Liichtmëssdag' or Candlemas Day) through to Ash Wednesday ('Aschermëttwoch', in early March). During this period, including the 'Fuessonnden' (Carnival Sunday) and 'Fuesméinden' (Carnival Monday), Luxembourgish associations organise a multitude of masked balls, parades and cavalcades for both children and adults. The best-known cavalcades are those in Diekirch, Schifflange, Esch-sur-Alzette, Remich and Pétange. The masked balls at three other places are particularly well-known as meeting places for 'fools': Echternach, Vianden and Wormeldange. Don't forget to sample typical Luxembourgish Carnival goodies, including: Verwurrelt Gedanken (scrambled thoughts) — knots of pastry sprinkled with icing sugar, Nonnefäscht (nuns' farts) — doughnuts sprinkled with icing sugar, Täertelcher — doughnuts, Maisercher — mouse-shaped donuts, and Stretzegebäck — small cakes made of pastry that is scalded before being baked. The end of Carnival each year is marked by the burning of the 'Stréimännchen' (straw man): on Ash Wednesday, hundreds of Luxembourgers head for Remich for this joyful 'killing' which marks the end of winter as well as the end of Carnival. Carnival continues until the 4th Sunday during Lent (Halleffaaschten), also known as Bretzelsonndeg (pretzel Sunday). from luxembourg.public.lu
Ouschtersonndeg (Easter Sunday)
The most popular customs are the colouring of the eggs, which are hidden in the garden for the children to find and the game of egg tapping (Técken), in which hard-boiled Easter eggs are tapped against each other. He or she wohse egg retains its intact shell the logest is crowned the winner.
Éimaischen (Easter Monday)
The famous pottery fair takes place in Luxembourg City and in Nospelt. The traditional clay figures in the shape of a bird, which produce a tone when blown into, come in a wide range of artistic styles.
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