Bock Casemates; Credit: © Binsfeld / LCTO

The Luxembourg City Tourist Office (LCTO) has confirmed that it recorded 2,068 visits during the Easter weekend.

The 2024 tourist season has officially begun in the capital. More than 2,000 people passed through the doors of the LCTO tourist reception office in Place Guillaume II from Good Friday to Easter Monday inclusive.

The majority of visitors came from Germany (683 people), followed by those from France (318), the Netherlands (110), Luxembourg (79) and Belgium (70). Some came from further afield, such as the Iberian Peninsula (209) and Asian countries (160).

LCTO added that 182 people took part in one of its ten guided tours over the Easter long weekend. The "Easter Safari" tour proved popular, attracting 95 participants (close to 100% occupancy rate) who set off in search of animals hiding in the urban jungle, including the famous "Péckvillchen".

Speaking of these traditional ceramic birds, the highlight in the capital was the 195th edition of the "Éimaischen" Easter Monday market, organised by the City of Luxembourg in partnership with the Comité Alstad.

The Bock Casemates, which reopened in June 2023, attracted 2,498 visitors between Friday 29 March and 1 April 2024 (close to 100% occupancy rate).

Moreover, 228 people visited the Pétrusse Casemates, animated by light shows and sound effects, during sixteen accompanied explorations during the Easter weekend.

LCTO noted that its website and social media also attracted traffic in recent days: 15,946 visitors viewed 53,269 pages on the website.