The LCTO’s statistics show a busy tourist season, particularly between April and September. The capital, with its flagship tourist office at Place Guillaume II, saw 86,697 visitors in this period. Stretched to January-October, the number rises to 110,642.
Over the summer, almost a third (23,904) of all tourists came from Germany, while 13,556 came from the Netherlands and 13,214 from France. As many as 5,572 Luxembourg residents were also counted during the summer period.
The Pétrusse Casemates, reopened in 2022, had a particularly high visitor rate: 86% of summertime tourists hit the fortress (and 83% over the year). The Bock Casemates were also a great success, with 71,099 visitors exploring the underground galleries.
Every year, the exclusive tour of the grand ducal palace attracts attention. This year was no exception: the palace had a 100% occupancy rate, selling 6,400 tickets across 320 tours.
The LCTO organised various guided tours, which 40,378 visitors joined between April and September, and 51,246 between January and October.
In anticipation of winter, the LCTO is gearing up for the Winterlights festival with night-time guided tours (Fridays at 5:30pm) and special events for St Nicholas. The casemates and the visitor centre will close on 25 December 2023 and 1 January 2024--but that’s it.
This article was originally published in Paperjam. It has been translated and edited for Delano.