Throughout its history, Luxembourg city has been marked by many different architectural influences. Therefore, it seems difficult to define the own style of Luxembourg. Nevertheless, the most important influences are the French as well as the German architecture. Specialist in the premium real estate industry in Luxembourg, Engel & Völkers makes you rediscover the architectural heritage of Luxembourg.
A capital between styles and times
Luxembourg-city, the capital of the country is characterized by a striking architectural mix. The alliance between new and ancient allows to cross the times in the wink of an eye. Indeed, the ruins of the fortress and the others marks of classic architecture of XVIIIth and XIXth centuries contrast with contemporary architecture gems. As its geographic situation – between two valleys and one river – the city is splited in three styles : the historicism of the old-city, the Art Nouveau and the Art Deco (end XIXe) and finally, the contemporary architecture of the Kirchberg plateau.
The historicism of the Old-city
The old-city hallmark is doubtless the Grand-Ducal Palace but it's also marked by the Vauban Walk and its casemates built in 1644 which are now a UNESCO inscribed site.