William Square, Luxembourg City

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The heart of Luxembourg's historic district, William Square 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 William Square and other attractions in Luxembourg City.
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  • We were aware if construction work before coming, but not on the scale to be seen. Why on earth could this not have been achieved in stages and not have a complete building site with noise at 05:30... 
    We were aware if construction work before coming, but not on the scale to be seen. Why on earth could this not have been achieved in stages and not have a complete building site with noise at 05:30...  more »
  • Unfortunately, we came it was winter and the square was under construction. We were able to see the top of the Horseman statue and you can still see the fountain on the side but otherwise, at the... 
    Unfortunately, we came it was winter and the square was under construction. We were able to see the top of the Horseman statue and you can still see the fountain on the side but otherwise, at the...  more »
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  • There aren't many places to visit in Luxembourg but this place and area around it is something you don't want to miss. It is a beautiful square with many restaurants around. There are many other places on walking distance. The palace is also about 5 mins from here. The paid parking exit is on this square. There is high street next to it which is decorated beautifully.
  • Pretty square with a nice statue to the former Grand Duke and King of the Netherlands. Lots of nice architecture as well as cafes shops and restaurants. Nice to pass through on a walk from the cathedral to the Grand Ducal Palace, as it’s in the center of town. Was under renovation when I went the second time more recently but this should be over and the place will be very attractive with a new facelift I’m sure…

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