ESCH2022 – Lëtzebuerg City Museum – Villa Vauban

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The shows we are announcing here are from the following month
and accessible with your Kulturpass.

In 2022, Esch-sur-Alzette, the second largest city in Luxembourg, together with the 11 Pro-Sud communes and the 8 French communes of the Communauté de Commune Haut Val d'Alzette (CCPHVA), will be European Capital of Culture.

This label is awarded every year to another city or territory of the European Union. It gives the opportunity to promote its heritage and cultural dynamism through the organization of a multitude of exhibitions, shows, festivals and other events.


After the City of Luxembourg, which had the great honor of being European Capital of Culture in 1995 and 2007, it is now the turn of the territory of Esch2022 to take on this title.

The 11 participating Pro-South municipalities are:
Bettembourg, Dudelange, Differdange, Esch-sur-Alzette, Käerjeng, Kayl/Tétange, Mondercange, Pétange, Rumelange, Sanem et Schifflange.
The 8 communes of the CCPHVA are : Audun-le Tiche, Aumetz, Boulange, Ottange, Rédange, Russange, Thil and Villerupt.

ESCH2022 OPENING : A unique adventure 
The opening of a European Capital of Culture is already a unique experience in itself. But the REMIX Opening of Esch2022 is also an extraordinary participatory experience in which your presence is crucial. For it is you, inhabitants and visitors of all ages, from the Esch2022 territory, the Greater Region, Europe and the whole world, who will be in charge.

Esch-Belval : Saturday the 26.02.2022 from 17h00 to 23.00
Esch-sur-Alzette : Saturday the 26.02.2022 from 16h00 to 23h00

This is one of the largest immersive experiences ever attempted in Europe. You will participate in an event that combines a treasure hunt with a unique musical and visual festival. You will discover live music, DJs, dancing, video and light projections and a wide variety of spectacular and unusual animations.

A Esch-Belval

Esch-Belval will be transformed into a large immersive playground:
You will participate in a surprising treasure hunt and take up challenges that will make you discover the site of Esch-Belval in a different light.

You will attend the premiere of "Future Frequencies", a community concert created and performed by talents from the Esch2022 region.

You will enjoy a multitude of surprising animations and entertainments that will take place at every corner.

You can follow live what will happen at the same time in the center of Esch-sur-Alzette.

A Esch-sur-Alzette

The center of Esch-sur-Alzette is just as exciting and will not leave anyone indifferent. You will attend the official REMIX Opening, which will take place at 5:30 pm at the Place de l'Hôtel de Ville.

Once the ribbon is cut, you will enjoy a unique theatrical experience, as well as concerts and a live broadcast of what is happening in Esch-Belval.

Animations of all kinds will also take place along the rue de l'Alzette as well as on the Place de le Résistance /Place du Brill.

You can also participate in the treasure hunt from Esch-sur-Alzette and help solve the riddles in order to reach the final goal...

Are you ready for takeoff?

So sign up today and receive your personal, secret mission to join this exciting journey!
Participation in the REMIX Opening is free!

To register, go to ou par téléphone au +352 621 70 20 22.


The museum, located in the heart of the old town, is housed in a restored complex of historic houses.
On three levels, partly dug in the rock, the visitor discovers the history of the city through objects
originaux as well as topographic reconstructions and a mobile application. Temporary exhibitions take place regularly on the two upper levels.

Permanent exhibition

The Luxembourg Story. Over 1000 years of urban history
On the three lower levels of the museum as well as in a space dedicated to current urban planning, the exhibition tells the eventful history of the city of Luxembourg, from its beginnings in the Xe century to the present day. Following the chronology of development divided into four major periods and 17 themes, the exhibition focuses on the most important historical aspects and characteristics of each era. A mobile application offers different tour formats.

Luxembourg seen by contemporary artists
In its permanent exhibition the Lëtzebuerg City Museum presents contemporary artistic positions that take a look at the urban landscape and the current city.

Temporary exhibitions in 2022

« Komm, mir grënnen e Veräin ! »

The associative life in the city of Luxembourg since the 19th century
25.03.2022 — 15.01.2023

Since the beginning of the 19th century, the capital has had several thousand association foundations, only a fraction of which still exist, with no end in sight to the associative phenomenon.

The associative sector continues to play an important role: it touches all social strata and covers the most diverse fields of activity. Starting from the principle that each association is a mirror of the society in which it is created, the exhibition presents the long history of the Luxembourg associative world with the help of selected examples.

Workshop for children - Carnival vacations at the Luxembourg City Museum

The Renert celebrates Carnival.

The "Renert", Luxembourg's cult fox, invites children to create their own disguise mask. The workshop lasts one hour and starts at 2:00, 3:00, 4:00, 5:00 PM

Remember to reserve your place in order to participate in the workshop!

15 février 14h00
17 février 14h00
19 février 14h00

Duration: 1:00

Price:  Free for children, admission to the museum for accompanying adults - free for Kulturpass holders

The bourgeois villa of the XIXe The Villa Vauban is located in the heart of the city, in the middle of a historic park that invites you to relax. The exhibitions organized at the Villa Vauban are based on collections that are largely made up of Dutch works of art from the XVIIe century and French history and landscape paintings of the XIXe century. The museum favors variable exhibition formats, allowing works to be explored from different angles. Large-scale temporary exhibitions include loans from major international collections. A varied program of activities awaits the visitor.

Permanent exhibition

A walk through art
European paintings and sculptures, 17e–19e century 

With more than 100 paintings and 14 sculptures, the permanent exhibition at the Villa Vauban takes the visitor on a journey through three centuries of artistic creation: from the 17the century through the dreamy places of Italy to French painting in the mid-19th century.e.
In addition to the styles and periods with many masterpieces, the exhibition allows to discover small formats and miniatures as well as a spectacular room dedicated to the acquisitions of Jean-Pierre Pescatore, donor and benefactor of the City, during the auction of the works in possession of King William II of the Netherlands in 1850.
The wide variety of subjects and artistic styles is reflected in an immersive video projection at the beginning of the tour that puts visitors in the mood of the works they will encounter during their walk through the art.

Temporary Exhibitions

Summer of ’69.
Works by Berthe Lutgen and Misch Da Leiden from the years of revolt

Until the 21st of May 2022

The exhibition is devoted to the work of Berthe Lutgen, a painter and feminist born in 1935 in Esch-sur-Alzette, and to that of Michel Daleiden, a painter and screen printer born in 1948 in Luxembourg who, under the artist's name "Misch Da Leiden", lives and works in Düsseldorf. At the end of the 1960s, Daleiden joined the Luxembourgish artists' collective Arbeitsgruppe Kunst, of which Berthe Lutgen was a founder. In 1969, the two painters organized the spectacular First No. 1 Exhibition in Luxembourg.

Workshops, children, family

Villa creativa

The Villa Vauban opens its workshop space to families. With our mediators, you will discover a wide variety of materials and artistic techniques, with no limits to creativity.

The workshop lasts one hour and starts at 14:00, 15:00, 16:00 and 17:00

Reservations are recommended in order to guarantee a place in the workshops.
Max.Participants: According to the Covid-19 regulation in force 

30 janvier 14h00
13 février 14h00
20 février 14h00
13 mars 14h00
10 avril 14h00
24 avril 14h00

Duration: 1:00
Price: Free for children, admission to the museum for accompanying adults - free for Kulturpass recipients.

T +352 4796 4900

A partir du 15 janvier  : Covid Check 2G +

To attend an event, you have several options:

- have a vaccination certificate with a QR code that is valid for no more than 180 days (6 months)

- have a vaccination certificate with a QR code that is valid for more than 180 days (6 months), provided that you present either a test certificate or a negative result of a self-diagnostic test to be performed on site

-have a vaccination certificate with a QR code and a booster vaccination

-Have a recovery certificate with a QR code that is valid for no more than 180 days (6 months)

-have a certificate issued by the Director of Health or his delegate for third country nationals who hold a vaccination certificate accepted by the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

-have a certificate of contraindication to vaccination against Covid-19 provided that the holder of said certificate can also avail himself/herself of a test certificate or a negative result of a self-diagnostic test to be performed on site.

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