Welcome to the weekend! Jam on public pianos, party to disco house, taste wines from the Moselle, explore water sports or celebrate the Golden Lady.
1. Taste wines along Moselle valley
What: Biggest yearly wine tasting
Where: Along the Moselle valley - view map here
When: Sunday, 28 May and Monday, 29 May - more info here
With temperatures over 25 degrees, this weekend is an absolutely gorgeous opportunity to visit open wine cellars along the Moselle valley and taste some of their finest wines. Wine, Taste, Enjoy is Luxembourg's largest wine festival and takes place on the Pentecost weekend each year. You'll also find brandies, concerts, art exhibitions, poetry readings and guided walks. Hop along from one to their next on their bus shuttle - but don't drive home!
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2. Celebrate 100 years of Golden Lady
What: Symbol of freedom
Where: Constitution Square, 2 Bd Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 1116 Luxembourg - Google Maps
When: Saturday, 27 May at 10am - more info here
A major ceremony will take place at the Place de la Constitution on Saturday to celebrate 100 years of the Monument of Remembrance. The "Golden Lady" statue, sculpted by Luxembourgish artist Claus Cito, was inaugurated on 27 May 1923. The ceremony is free and attended by the Grand Ducal couple, mayor Lydie Polfer, PM Xavier Bettel and more.
The monument is dedicated to the memory of the Luxembourgers who fought in both World Wars, the Korean War, and to the volunteers of the international brigades of the Spanish Civil War. Over the past century, the Gëlle Fra has become a symbol of freedom and cohesion for the country and its inhabitants.
© Marc Barthelemy
3. Explore water sports up north
What: Perfect weather for this!
Where: Lultzhausen youth hostel, 20 An der Driicht, 9666 Esch Sauer - Google Maps
When: Saturday, 27 May between 10am-5pm - more info here
It's the water sports season opener at the youth hostel Lultzhausen. Climb onboard a canoe or kayak with a guide, who will give you an introduction tour lasting around 2 hours. These tours start at 10am and 2pm. There's also standup paddleboarding, with 90-minute tours starting at 10.30am, 1pm and 3pm. Pre-registration is required.
4. Hear Danish String Quartet
What: One of the world's finest
Where: Trifolion, 2 Prte St Willibrord, 6486 Echternach - Google Maps
When: Friday, 26 May at 8pm - info & tickets
This Grammy-nominated quartet is considered one of the best string quartet's in the world. Its members have been playing together since their teenage years and are now touring the globe. As The Guardian's Kate Molleson put it, the Danish String Quartet stand out "because of their nimble charisma, stylish repertoire and the way their light and grainy shading can turn on a dime." The repertoire includes Mozart, Schubert and traditional Nordic folk music.
5. Watch The Little Mermaid
What: Fantasy adventure
Where: Kinepolis, 45 Av. John F. Kennedy, 1855 Kirchberg - Google Maps
When: Various times, see timings here
The anticipation has been high leading up to this release! The youngest of King Triton's daughters, Ariel is a beautiful and spirited young mermaid with a thirst for adventure. Longing to find out more about the world beyond the sea, Ariel visits the surface and falls for the dashing Prince Eric. Following her heart, she makes a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula, to experience life on land. A reimagined 2023 spin on the classic fairy tale.
6. Party at Pic-Nic in Kirchberg
What: Disco house party
Where: Central Park, Kirchberg, Luxembourg - Google Maps
When: Saturday, 27 May and Sunday, 28 May as of 12pm - info & tickets
Pic-Nic Electronic 2023 will turn the Kirchberg park to an open air dance festival this weekend. Step into a marvelous small village created by numerous artists and free spirits, enlivened by the sourroundings of trees and a beautiful pond, hidden in the green heart of Luxembourg city. Disco-house will be the sound thread throughout the festival, performed by devoted international and local artists. The afterparty continues at Melusina! Full line-up here.
7. Play on an urban piano!
What: Music in the streets
Where: Find the full list of locations here
When: Between now and 18 June
Between 25 May and 18 June, 17 public pianos are set up all over the city - anyone can sit down and playa tune. The aim is to encourage more people to gather around pianos and play music together. They are all decorated by youth centres, schools and clubs from Luxembourg City, and the project has become an annual fixture in the city's cultural programme.
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