Sign Up
Newsletter Signup
Free Fodor's Newsletter

Subscribe today for weekly travel inspiration, tips, and special offers.

Fodor's Weekly: Your expert travel wrap-up
Today's Departure: Your daily dose of travel inspiration (coming soon)

Luxembourg City Sights

Centre Culturel de Rencontre Abbaye de Neumünster (Neumünster Abbey Cultural Center)

Updated 12/31/1969

Fodor's Review

Once the place of worship of the Benedictines of Neumünster Abbey, who were expelled when the French Revolution hit Luxembourg, this complex has since undergone several changes in use. For much of the twentieth century it served as the men's prison, but now it has been transformed into a major cultural center hosting a variety of temporary exhibitions (see web site for details), and is the hub of the reborn Grund district. The abbey's Baroque Neumünster church (also

known as Eglise St-Jean Baptiste Church of St. John the Baptist) contains many treasures. One of its most important is a Black Madonna, whose protection against pestilence was prayed for over many centuries. The church passage along the river provides splendid views of the side of the cliff and the towering fortifications across the Alzette. It leads to a former abbey courtyard, the Tutesall, where convicts once worked sewing bags. The center's café hosts jazz brunches on Sundays starting at 11.30. The music itself is free if you don't want to eat there.

Read More

Sight Information

Address:

28 Rue Münster, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Phone:

/262–0521

Website: www.ccrn.lu

Sight Details:

  • Weekdays 10–7, weekends 10–6

Updated 12/31/1969

Advertisement

What's Nearby

  • Hotels
  • Restaurants
  • Sights

Add Your Own Review

When did you go?

Minimum 200 character count

How many stars would you give?

Experience

Ease

Value

Don't Miss

Advertisement