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Theatre, Opera, Museum in Luxembourg

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Luxembourg is a cultural capitol, not restricted by the country's small size. The city has twice been chosen as the European Capital of Culture. Internationally known artists like painters Theo Kerg, Joseph Kutter and Michel Majerus, as well as the photographer Edward Steichen all hail from Luxembourg. Aside from these notable credentials, the old town has also been declared a UNESCO world heritage site.


Theater National du Luxembourg is composed of several small private theaters and two city theaters. The site offers information on the various theaters, multilingual programs, schedules, as well as information about opera and symphony performances.

Theater des Capucins (tickets are 8-25 euro)and Grand Theater de la Ville de Luxembourg (tickets are 8-35 euro) are two of the most prestigious theaters.


Luxembourg is alive with music. Along with the many festivals, there is the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra (German: Letzebuerger philharmoneschen Orchester, French: Orchestre philharmonique du Luxembourg).

The Music Conservatory (French: Conservatoire de Musique) is another excellent venue.

The opera schedule can be found at Luxembourg's Theater site.


Musee National d'Histoire et d'Art
Address: Marche-aux-Poissons, L-2345 Luxembourg
Telephone: 47 93 30-214
The Museum has three levels and over 120 rooms with collections of paintings, artifacts, and sculptures from the stone age to the present day. The new underground galleries display significant archaeological collections. A Roman mosaic floor was unearthed within the city and is one of the best preserved north of the Alps. The bold exterior was added in 2004.

Casino Luxembourg
Address: 41, rue Notre-Dame
L - 2240 Luxembourg
Telephone: 22 50 45
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 11 to 19; Thursday from 11 to 20; Saturday, Sunday and public holidays from 11 to 18; Tuesday closed
Built in 1882, the space is used as a forum of contemporary art. Free entrance every Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Museum of Modern Art Grand-Duc Jean (MUDAM)
Address: 3, Park Drai Eechelen
L-1499 Luxembourg
Telephone: 352 45 37 85-622
Hours: Wednesday - Friday 11am - 8pm; Saturday - Monday 11am - 6pm; Closed on Tuesday
Famous architect, I.M. Pei, created this exciting design on the historic site of the Fort Thungen. There are over three levels available for artists and designers to "take over" and design the space for exhibits. There is also a permanent collection of 200 works.

Musee d'Histoire de la Ville de Luxembourg
Address: 14, rue du St-Esprit
L- 2090 Luxembourg
Telephone: 4796-4500
Hours: Tue-So 10 to 18; Thursday 10-20
The museum follows the evolution of the city through the ages. A high-tech, panoramic lift (one of the worlds largest) takes visitors through different levels of the museum.

Galerie for Contemporary Art "Am Tunnel"
Address: 16, rue Ste-Zithe
L-2954 Luxemburg
Telephone: 352 4015-5900
Hours: Monday to Friday 9 to 17:30; Sunday from 14 to 18
The Art Gallery provides a unique setting for the bank's collection of contemporary art of artists within Luxembourg. Free admission.

National Museum of Natural History

Address: 24, rue Munster
Telephone: 46 22 33 1
Hours: Tuesday - Sunday: 10 to 18 (closed on Monday)
Housed within a modern family dwelling, the museum highlights human development. An interactive multimedia system covers local natural landscapes, animal, and plant species.

Museum Drai Eechelen
Address: 5, Park Drai Eechelen
L-1499 Luxembourg
Telephone: 352 26 43 35
Hours: Tuesday to Friday 10 to 18; Saturday and Sunday open for guided tours 15-16.
Museum is still under construction, but open to the public. Free entrance.

Bank Museum
Address: Banque et Caisse d'Epargne de l'Etat
1, pl. de Metz
L - 1930 Luxembourg
Telephone: 4015-2450
Hours: Monday to Friday 9 to 17:30
Located within the State Savings Bank, the museum is both instructive and entertaining. It traces more than 150 years of banking tradition and innovation in Luxembourg. Free admission.

Update 1/03/2011


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