Industrial tourism and architecture: From relics of the steel industry to cities of the future

Arrival Date: 30/06/2017
Departure Date: 02/07/2017

Luxembourg and especially the region of red rocks highlight the impact of the Grand Duchy’s mining past, the origin of the country’s prosperity. The industrial wastelands in the south have seen an astonishing transformation: the development of a new urban city, called Belval. It is home to a university campus, research centres, but also to services and infrastructures essential to every modern city.

Your trip will start with the discovery of the industrial heritage and the Art Deco and Art Nouveau buildings in the south, in the city of Esch-sur-Alzette. You can also explore the urban development of Belval, where new and modern edifices rival industrial remains and impressive furnaces. These witnesses of the region’s mining past are highlighted on the occasion of the Fête des hauts fourneaux, the weekend of the press trip.

The press trip will also take you to the capital, where we’ll introduce you to the highlights of Luxembourg’s architectural landscape. The emphasis is on the Kirchberg quarters, which are home to important cultural sites, such as Mudam (Ieoh Ming Pei), the Philharmonie (Christian de Portzamparc), but also other major urban buildings by architects of our era (Dominique Perrault, François Valentiny, Richard Meier, Ricardo Bofill, Christoph Ingenhoven, BIG, Gottfried Böhm…).

In addition the team of Luxembourg for Tourism and its partners will take great pride in providing you with a glimpse of the richness and diversity of the tourist offer on hand, making Luxembourg an unexpected destination.

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