Tourism and heritage
Located in the heart of the most photographed view of Luxembourg, neimënster is emblematic for its heritage value and its history full of twists and turns.
It is impossible to miss neimënster, nestled in the heart of the beautiful Grund district. Visible from the Bock rock and the Chemin de la Corniche, “the most beautiful balcony in Europe” according to the Luxembourg writer Batty Weber, the building contributes to the beauty of Luxembourg’s old town, which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Wenzel circuit, a very bucolic walking path along the ramparts, the casemates and the Robert Krieps building, allows you to discover the site more closely and to appreciate the unique view of the surrounding cliffs and the Alzette from the square in front of neimënster. It is in this river that Mélusine, the famous fish-woman whose legend is an integral part of the history of Luxembourg, has been hiding for centuries.
Full of mystery and shrouded in a certain magic, the former abbey, which was once a prison, a hospital and a place of Nazi detention, can be explored from the inside as part of group or individual guided tours. The LCTO, a partner of the cultural center, offers this discovery.