A new application allows users to travel back in time and explore Luxembourg City at the turn of the 20th century.

Have you ever wondered what Luxembourg City looked like over a hundred years ago? Wonder no more, as Luxembourg City Mayor Lydie Polfer and First Alderman responsible for trade Serge Wilmes have just announced a new application designed to take users back in time!

The Luxembourg Time Traveler application will use augmented reality to transport users back in time to a city on the brink of the 20th century.  The application, a collaborative effort between Economic and Commercial Development Unit and the Information and Communication Technologies Service of the City of Luxembourg and UNESCO, highlights over 30 points of interest around the capital.

Via their smartphone or tablet, users can see super imposed historical images, take a quiz or view archived photos courtesy of the Phototèque de la ville de Luxembourg.

Serge Wilmes told vdl.lu, “ Curious residents and visitors to the capital now have a fabulous tool allowing them to discover and rediscover the capital. The city center is full of streets, buildings and monuments that have a story to tell. Not only do users have a wealth of information at their fingertips, but they can also view the businesses of the capital from the Belle Époque to today. This project is perfectly in line with our 'Smart City' strategy aimed at using new technologies to offer innovative tools in various fields such as mobility, education or tourism. "

The Luxembourg Time Traveler application is compatible with IOS  and Android and is available in English, French and German.

Check out the promo video below!