Cosmopolitan city with an eventful past, well known for its architectural monuments (Violet le Duc, Joseph Stübben, Gottfried Böhm or Peter Rice are only a few names of great architects who are in contact with Esch-sur-Alzette) and its good shopping facilities.
The second largest city of the Grand Duchy is located 17 km from the capital and 25 km from the international airport.
Esch-sur-Alzette offers a wide range of cultural attractions: National Museum of the Resistance movements, ironworks, monuments, architectural promenade in the centre, Belvedere, parks (Stübben), St. Joseph church, community centre, theatre with international performances, art galleries, libraries, music conservatory and numerous events.
The history of the town and its surroundings spans more than 5,000 years. The town owes its current importance to the surrounding iron ore fields.
The leisure and recreation centre on the Galgenberg includes a beautiful park, well-drawn hiking trails, rose garden, fountain and waterfall, playgrounds, animal enclosures and several sports facilities.
The many folk festivals, discos, dance halls, hotels, first-class restaurants and bars provide plenty of entertainment and variety.
A city map with the walks is available at the Esch City Tourist Office.
Future university campus Esch-Belval with exhibitions and events