After the original Benedictine Abbey on the Altmünster Plateau had been destroyed in 1542, the monks built a new abbey or Neumünster in 1606 in the Grund. This in turn was destroyed by fire in 1684 but was rebuilt on the same site in 1688 and extended in 1720. After the French revolution, it served as a police station and prison before becoming a barracks for the Prussians after Napoleon's defeat in 1815. From 1867, it once again became a state prison. During World War II, the Nazis used the Abbey to imprison political resisters to their occupation of Luxembourg. Among the most notable of those political prisoners was Luxembourg's best-known sculptor Lucien Wercollier.

Today Neumünster Abbey is a public meeting place and cultural centre. Since 1997, it has been the home of the European Institute of Cultural Routes.



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Founded: 1606
Category: Religious sites in Luxembourg

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Serge P (3 years ago)
Warm, cozy inside. As it's in the centre, parking place should be planned in advance.
Juan Ramón Blanno Vidal (3 years ago)
Amazing culture spot in luxembourg a must see if you are in town!
Beatrice Senese (3 years ago)
Personally, I love this place in Luxembourg. There are often concerts and public events going on, the space is fantastic, and the ancient architecture all around is registered as UNESCO heritage. Right now, it is possible to go there just to sit or lay around and enjoy the nice weather. I also recommend the cultural events and the concerts.
Dicky Silitonga (3 years ago)
This building stands out with that pointing rooftop/tower. Clean and situated in a great landscape ready for a calendar background picture. Must be even prettier during a white winter, so european.
Léo Etlesbas (3 years ago)
A real nice place. Lots of events are organized here !
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