"25 ans Lëtzebuerg patrimoine mondial" label;

Luxembourg City has awarded the label "25 ans Lëtzebuerg patrimoine mondial" to 26 projects in the run-up to the 25th anniversary of the fortifications of the Old City of Luxembourg and its ancient quarters becoming a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The 25th anniversary celebrations will kick off on 17 December 2019, running until 17 December 2020. In this context, the City of Luxembourg launched a call for projects to celebrate the occasion. A jury composed of representatives of the City of Luxembourg, the Ministry of Culture and the Luxembourg Commission for Cooperation with UNESCO has now chosen the first 26 projects (submitted by nineteen project leaders) to receive a special anniversary label.

The label "25 ans Lëtzebuerg patrimoine mondial" recognises the high quality of projects which revolve around five themes related to UNESCO: education and artistic expression, sustainable development, new technologies and intangible heritage. Labelled projects cover photography exhibitions, guided tours, conferences, publishing projects and the organisation of shows, always in connection with the Luxembourg UNESCO site.

Commenting on the diversity of projects submitted so far, Culture Minister Sam Tanson said: "I am very happy that so many projects have already been submitted and of such a variety". 

Selected projects


  • Luxembourg Histoire et petites histoires (Camille Hammer)
  • Kanner o Kanner. Le quartier du Pfaffenthal-Siechenhof, Luxembourg (Jean-André Stammet, S. Kayser, F. Théato)
  • Le tramway luxembourgeois 1908-1964 (Romain Rech, Charles-Léandre Mayer, Michel Dondelinger, Marc Thoma)
  • Dat ass Lëtzebuerg! Flânerie au cœur de la ville de Luxembourg (Emile Espen)

​Digital projects: 

  • Fortress Luxembourg (Claude Goergen)
  • Eng Postkaart den Dag - 365 historische Stadtansichten (Claude Schmit)
  • Pickvillchen digital (Comité Alstad)
  • AR-Commerce historique dans la zone Unesco (Historical AR-commerce in the UNESCO area; City of Luxembourg)


  • "Kanner, o Kanner quel bonheur? Geschicht an Ausbléck" (Syndicat d'intérêts locaux Pfaffenthal-Siechenhof)
  • "L'Éimaischen comme patrimoine immatériel" (Comité Alstad)
  • "D'Festung Lëtzebuerg, gëschter, haut a muer" (Frënn vun der Festungsgeschicht)
  • "St Maximin - dat neit Regierungsgebai" (Department of Public Works)
  • "Voyage autour du monde grâce au patrimoine mondial" conference cycle (Luxembourg Commission for Cooperation with UNESCO )
  • Luxembourg, vieux quartiers et fortifications (UNESCO Cooperation Site Management, UNESCO Visitor Centre and the Association pour l'Education Permanente)

Art and entertainment:

  • Puppet show organised during the Éimaischen (Comité Alstad)
  • Jean Chalop – 1443 (Comité Alstad)
  • Watercolour contest in the UNESCO area (Confrérie Saint-Michel)
  • Set of watercolour greeting cards by the artist Roger Bour (Confrérie Saint-Michel)


  • "Reproduction de l'Arc de Palmyre" (CCR Neimënster/Institute of Digital Archaeology)
  • "UNESCO Visitor Centre" (Lëtzebuerg City Museum/City of Luxembourg)
  • "Célébration du patrimoine mondial de la Chine et du Luxembourg" (China Cultural Centre in Luxembourg)
  • "La ville de Luxembourg vers 1994" (Photothèque/City of Luxembourg)
  • "Le Grund avant et après" (Maison des Jeunes – Inter-Actions)

Guided Tours:

  • "Uewen an ënnen, fréier an haut: Kierchen a Kléischter an der Stad" (Luxembourg School of Religion and Society/ErwuesseBildung)
  • "Tour découverte de lieux sacrés en vieille ville" (Service de l'enseignement de l'archevêché de Luxembourg)
  • "Let's talk about Unesco dans le cadre des Promenades architecturales du Dimanche" (Musée 3 Eechelen

Those interested in submitting a project idea can do so until 30 September 2020 on the website www.patrimoinemondial.lu, where the complete programme for the anniversary year celebrations can also be found.