Differdange in Luxembourg is literally chock full of interesting things to see for visitors. Want to be transported to the old world of kings and queens and castles? Then a visit to Castle of Differdange should be on the cards; currently it houses the Miami University. Differdange’s Town Hall which was built in 1964, also makes for an interesting visit. Gerlache Park with a beautiful floral clock, is a breathtaking piece of greenery in the middle of this town. Read on to learn about the best things to do in Differdange!
1. Visit the Differdange Renaissance Castle
If you like to see renaissance style architecture then the Renaissance Differdange Castle located on top of a hill in Differdange, Southern Luxembourg, must be on top of your list when visiting Differdange. Although originally built in 1577 it is still well maintained and today is used by Miami University. There are other interesting things around which you can see like Differdange Railway station, Stade Josy Barthel and much more.
Differdange Renaissance Castle
Address: Impasse du Château L-4524, Differdange
Website: Differdange Renaissance Castle
2. Catch a match at Stade Josy Barthel
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Stade Josy Barthel in Luxembourg is home to the biggest athletics club in Luxembourg, CAL Spora Luxembourg. It is the national stadium and locals like to catch up on football matches, rugby union and athletics here. It bears the name of Josy Barthel who is Luxembourg’s only Olympic gold medal winner in the 1952 Olympics. This is one of Luxembourg’s star attractions and you cannot complete your tour of Luxembourg without seeing it.
Stade Josy Barthel
Address: 1 Rue du Stade,1140 Luxembourg
Website: Stade Josy Barthel
3. Travel and explore the Adolphe Bridge
The picturesque Adolphe Bridge in Luxembourg just cannot be missed for its unique arch shape. The locals consider it as a symbol of Luxembourg’s independence and it is a star attraction among tourists. The bridge is an important road as it carries 4 lanes of traffic and also has 2 footpaths for pedestrians to walk about. It has been said that this bridge was the inspiration behind the construction of Walnut Lane Bridge in Philadelphia, United States of America.
Address: 1116 Luxembourg
Website: Adolphe Bridge
4. See the Monument of Remembrance (Gelle Fra)
The Monument of Remembrance or Gelle Fra is a war memorial in Luxembourg dedicated to Luxembourgers who served in the Allied Powers armed forces of World War I. It was opened in 1923 and is famous for its unique design, where the centerpiece is a granite obelisk and on top of it is a bronze statue of a lady with a reward wreath in her hand and there are 2 bronze figures at the base of the statue. This famous monument overlooks the city and locals say that it is a guardian angel of Luxembourg city.
Monument of Remembrance (Gelle Fra)
Address: Place de la Constitution, 1478 Luxembourg
Website: Monument of Remembrance
5. Shopping and socializing at Place d'Armes
Place d'Armes in Luxembourg is a market square which draws huge crowds of locals and visitors into a meeting point surrounded by dozens of cafes and restaurants. According to the history books, it was started by Sebastian van Noyen and was completed by Jean Charles de Landas in 1671. Place d'Armes currently hosts the most amazing Christmas Market and also is host to open-air concerts. If you’re in the area do visit it and definitely share your experience with us here.
Address: 30, place Guillaume II | L-1648, Luxembourg
Website: Place d'Armes
6. Luxembourg City Hall
Luxembourg City Hall is the city hall of Luxembourg City, Southern Luxembourg. It is a two story building built in between 1830 and 1838 in the Neo-Classical style of architecture. You will be enamored by its structure and huge sprawling garden in front of it and it also serves as the center of the local government and the office of the Mayor. Tourists to Luxembourg always include the City Hall in their to-see list and we are sure you too will.
Luxembourg City Hall
Address: Town Hall 42, Place Guillaume II, Luxembourg
Website: Luxembourg City Hall
7. Cathedrale Notre Dame
When you visit Luxembourg you cannot afford to miss The cathedral “Notre-Dame” as it is one of the must-see things in this city. According to the history books it was built between the years 1613 and 1621 by Jesuits, in a semi-Renaissance, semi-Baroque style. Visitors to this place marvel at the richness of the choir screen in sculpted alabaster, columns in arabesques, stained glass, and bronze gates which are unique and cannot be found anywhere else in the world. It is said that the cathedral is the burial ground of John the Blind, King of Bohemia and Royal family members.
Cathedrale Notre Dame
Address: Rue Notre-Dame L-2240 Luxembourg City
Website: Cathedrale Notre Dame
8. Enjoy a concert at Aalt Stadhaus
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The historic and ancient community house in the town of Differdange has been completely renovated and now is being used as a town cultural center which integrates the people of Differdange. You will really enjoy the multi-cultural activities which go on here and it is an ideal spot for music lovers and art lovers to gather under one roof. There are facilities like a library here, a music school, grounds for activities such as exhibitions, music concerts, theater, readings and more.
Address: 38 Avenue Charlotte, Differdange 4530, Luxembourg
Website: Aalt Stadhaus
9. Train ride at Minett Park Fond-de-Gras
Fond-de-Gras is a historic valley which has many mining galleries in it. It was well connected to the town of Pétange by the railway line and used to transport the iron work to all parts of Luxembourg and the world. When you visit this small valley you will not be able to fathom how this insignificant valley used to be the most important mining place in all of Luxembourg. There are exhibition spaces and museums in Fond-de-Gras and also there are train rides on the same routes as the ancient ones, so they will give you a memorable experience in Fond-de-Gras.
Minett Park Fond-de-Gras
Address: Differdange, Luxembourg
Website: Minett Park Fond-de-Gras
A delightful mix of medieval and modern!
Differdange city in Luxembourg is perhaps less visited by tourists but it has many delightful archaeological gems and modern places to see which are unique and unseen anywhere else in the world.
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