Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Open Palace

As it has become a yearly tradition, the Palais Grand-Ducale will be open to the general public during the summer holidays of the Grand Ducal Family. Between July, 15th and August, 30th the Luxembourg City Tourist Office is offering guided tours through the palace. The tours are available in Luxembourgish, French, German, Dutch and English for the bargain price of 7 euro per adult and €3,50 for children. The Cour even offers small accompanying brochures for the kids to discover the Palais Grand-Ducale in French and German.

This year's special is a exhibit called La Dynastie à Travers les Timbres, roughly translated 'The Dynasty Through Stamps.' The exhibit mainly concentrates on stamps of the head of states starting from Grand Duke Adolphe until today, but don't worry, it also contains stamps of Grand Duke Jean's siblings and children as well as Henri's children.

The awesome Manuel Dias was among the pre-visitors to the exhibit; a gallery giving a glimpse of the exhibit is available on his website.

So should you be in or around the Grand Duchy this summer, I highly recommend to visit the palace. To see it from the inside is worth the trip alone, the stamp exhibit is only the icing on the cake.

For more information please refer to the Cour Grand-Ducale, Wort, Tageblatt and the LCTO.

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