Agenda/Formations

Meetingpoint – Tour of the Grand-Ducal palace and Wenzel Circular Walk

Type : Echange

durée: 6 hrs

Adresse / pays
City of Luxembourg

Délai d’inscription : 06.07.2020
Au-pair, Corps européen de solidarité, Service volontaire national

Description :

Program of the day :

10 :00 Gathering in front of the palace
10 :30 – 11 :30 Guided visit
11 :30 – 13 :00 Lunch break
13 :30 – 16 :00 Wenzel Circular Walk

 

The palace

In its function as the city residence of the Grand Ducal family, the grand ducal Palace is situated right in the core of the Old Town.
Formerly the first town hall of the city occupied the site of the present palace; destroyed by a gunpowder explosion (1554), the town hall was rebuilt 20 years later. In the middle of the 18th century the former City Scales were added as an extension, whereas the Parliament was built as an annex in 1859. Since 1890 the main building has served as the Grand Dukes' official residence.
From 1992 to 1995 it was restored thoroughly.

 

Wenzel circular walk

1000 years of history in 180 minutes

This trail provides information about the various aspects of the natural environment and the man-made environment in the city of Luxembourg (fortress, old town and the parts of the town outside the walls). It describes the landscape and the biotopes present, and also deals with subjects like market gardening and urbanisation. This route is identical to the Wenzel cultural route, which received the Henry Ford prize for conservation of nature and heritage in Europe in 1996.

 

Number of participants: 15