Known locally as Three Acorns, Museum Drai Eechelen represents a fortress in the city's Dräi Eechelen park. The local name comes from the three acorns that decorate the top of the three towers. The original fortress was destroyed in 1867, and the fully restored structure opened in 2012. The fortress houses a history and art museum in a modern, glass complex. Weaponry, armor, and artwork are displayed in the museum galleries alongside the history of the fortress itself. You can inspect important documents about the early history of Luxembourg, such as maps, books, and documented agreements that are displayed in French and German. Guided tours of the old fortress tunnels are given on certain days. The city tourist office provides walking maps that lead you to the fortress' entrance and through the adjoining park. Using our international travel planner, Luxembourg City attractions like Museum Drai Eechelen can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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Museum Drai Eechelen reviews
Easy to miss and opposite of the museum of modern art, but free and worth the walk around the corner to enjoy the exhibits and the building and view.
Easy to miss and opposite of the museum of modern art, but free and worth the walk around the corner to enjoy the exhibits and the building and view. more »
Makes a strong impression as you wander up through the fort... Especially with the contrast of the glass section behind it. Worth a look, if you have the time and energy.
Makes a strong impression as you wander up through the fort... Especially with the contrast of the glass section behind it. Worth a look, if you have the time and energy. more »
The entrances is free. The staff is really nice. The museum is small but worth it. Also, they have an amazing view outside.
As a big fan of history I was very much looking forward to the visit. However, I was a bit disappointed. I found that there is very little historical narrative presented here - instead there are mostly historical objects. I much more recommend to anyone a visit to the museum of the city of Luxembourg on the opposite side of the river.
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