Place Guillaume II, Luxembourg City

The heart of Luxembourg's historic district, Place Guillaume II is known as knuedler, or knot, because of the Franciscan monks that once inhabited a monastery here. The knot in the rope that is part of the monk's attire is called a knuedler. A town hall replaced the monastery in the 19th century and continues to dominate the square's western side. A ring of trees provides shade and frames a tall statue of Grand Duke William II on horseback placed on a pedestal in the center of the square. Use our Luxembourg City trip itinerary website to arrange your visit to Place Guillaume II and other attractions in Luxembourg City.
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  • Exist at least for about 3 years a job site that seams never ending. This work does shadow Place Guillaume overall appearance.  more »
  • A lively plaza with lots going on. Markets, concerts, people watching. The wallboard construction barriers hold a number of interesting historical photos featuring Prince Jean on timeline - with...  more »
  • When we visited, the statue was barricaded for renovation so I was not really able to enjoy the whole place plus the bad weather. Imagining the area with the good weather plus no construction happening, this could be one of the best places to hang out and visit in the city.
  • This area is often one of the focal point in Luxembourg when it’s comes to events in the city. Which is very often. Luxembourg is a fantastic place for everyone and great efforts are made to make it inclusive to all. This year I’ve come for the Christmas markets and as ever - it’s spectacular

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