Starting from it’s all-glass facade, visitors would already know that ancient meets modern at Luxembourg City Museum. But, wait until you see its interior. The city’s old ramparts blend well with the modern designs, giving visitors a kind of feeling to be at present while exploring the past. The artifacts on display have clear, historical descriptions. Every room look spacious, even the small ones. Unlike other small museums in Europe, Luxembourg City Museum is well-planned and more organized.
Four Houses. The museum is composed of four restored houses from the 17th and 19th centuries. It’s really interesting how the architecture from Middles Ages reconcile with contemporary flavor.
One thing I liked about this museum is that I entered through a modern glass door and exited through an old door that goes out into the ancient fort. There, the view of the Grund is waiting for you to be enjoyed from Chemlin de la Corniche Promenade, Europe’s most beautiful balcony.
Ancient Meets Modern at Luxembourg City Museum
Where to Stay in Luxembourg
I stayed at Hotel Empire, an affordable hotel across from the city’s Central Train Station. I like the area because its clean (well, the whole city is), and convenient to cafes, shops and restaurants. The hotel was easy to spot when I arrived and I didn’t have to worry about getting up early for my early train ride to Brussels. Also, you can literally walk to wherever you want from here. I didn’t spend a dime for transport. You can book through Booking.com.