At present, there are more than 76 castles and palaces in Luxembourg. However, the Grand Ducal Palace (Palais Grand-Ducal) is deemed the most significant, since it is here that the ruling family of the Grand Duchy lives.
The building in which the palace is nowadays hosted was built between 1572 and 1574, and, in time, it was home to the City Hall, the Prefecture, and then to the Government. In 1890 it was turned into a palace.
Each year, as from the end of July to the beginning of September, the Palace opens its gates in view of welcoming visitors around the world. Directed by specialized guides, tourists visit the Palace and learn information on the history of the venue and on the ruling dynasties of the country, on its history as from 1890.
Further information on the opening hours of the Palace can be found at the tourist information office in Luxembourg.
The Pétrusse Casemates are too a tourist site of special historic charge. It was no sooner than 1933 that their tourist potential was discovered.
The History Museum of Luxembourg is a must-see for all tourists visiting the Duchy. It displays collections of exhibits related to the local history.
Luxembourg is known for its developed banking life. In order to understand the evolution of this field, tourists are referred to the Bank Museum.