Neumünster Abbey

Luxemburg, Luxembourg

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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Dr. Abdullah (40 days ago)
The place is beautiful and worth a visit, and I filmed it on my YouTube channel, Traveler F150
Will Waddell (8 months ago)
A very cool place to visit whether you are new to town or lived here your whole life. Lots of history and beautiful views. I'd recommend going at sunrise or sunset for the maximum effect, the lights in the caves really pop when the sun is not that bright.
Susana Bray (9 months ago)
Our experience at the Neumünster Abbey in Luxembourg was nothing short of enchanting. After a day of teacher training, we decided to have lunch there, and it turned into a memorable gathering. The setting is truly magical, with the historic abbey exuding an atmosphere of tranquility and charm. As if that weren't enough, we discovered a piano in one of the rooms. Spontaneously, we decided to play two songs, with me accompanying on my viola. It added an extra layer of musical delight to our visit. The Neumünster Abbey not only serves as a cultural and historical gem but also as a place where unexpected moments of joy and creativity can unfold. It's a must-visit for anyone exploring Luxembourg, offering a unique blend of history, art, and an inviting ambiance that makes it a truly special place.
Amano Miura (17 months ago)
I went to a Sunday morning concert here. It is a fantastic venue with beautiful acoustics. The setting and view all around are so unique. What a wonderful was to repurpose an Abbey for future generations to enjoy as a cultural centre! The adjoining church is an atmospheric and special place too.
S.K. Jindal (2 years ago)
This whole area is really amazing. You keep going and will keep finding the picturesque points with all the hidden the routes between the fort walls and lake flowing around covered in the vertical greenery. It’s full of amazing hidden points and needs which can be explored as per the availability of time…even seating there and feeling the environment was really amazing at this place.
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