Luxembourg City authorities have launched a new pilot project which will allow the public to go on a bus tour with a difference - with the help of virtual reality, the tour will show you Pfaffenthal in the nineteenth century.

As of Sunday 2 December, Ville de Luxembourg is offering virtual reality bus tours. The tours are part of a pilot project to test how the tour is received by the public. After this phase, VdL will decide whether to develop the project to other neighbourhoods in Luxembourg City in order to showcase the history of the capital.

The multisensory experience will allow you to immerse yourself into the sounds and and images of Pfaffenthal in the nineteenth century. The tour takes off every Sunday at either 1.30pm or 2.30pm. The meeting point is at the Luxembourg City Tourist Office on Place Guillaume II, where a guide will take you to Muerbelsmillen in Pfaffenthal. The guide will point out different parts of the upper city with an application on their tablet which uses augmented reality technology.

Once you arrive at Muerbelsmillen, the Time Travel bus will await you to take you on a two kilometre trip through Pfaffenthal, ending at the panoramic lift platform. The tour will last two hours and, with the help of 3D glasses, the bus will transform into an animated horse-drawn carriage.

The sights and sounds of Pfaffenthal in the nineteenth century include seeing the famous Luxembourgish composer Laurent Menager walking through the neighbourhood.

Tickets are sold at the LCTO and cost €15 for adults and €10 for youths. For more information, email or call+352 222809.