Even if in some places we are permitted to go out, and maybe in some of the countries even to travel from one city to another, for Barcelona it is still not the case. We can go out with kids for 1h, and for sport activities another 1h. That is why, I thought to dedicate this post to you, to all our readers who want to discover something, but still have to stay in lockdown.
Today we are virtually travelling to Luxembourg, a little country in Europe, surrounded by Belgium, France and Germany. Luxembourg means ‘Lucilinburhc’ or little fortress. Truly it’s history can be traced back to 963 AD when the territory around the castle or the fortress was discovered and ruled by Siegfried I of Ardennes. Today, Luxembourg is ONE of the richest countries in the world.
The most curious thing they sent to us was Mapping Luxembourg. I have seen something similar in museums, but never about the whole city and all online. It is the way you can travel through time and explore the evolution of the highlights of Luxembourg City through archive photos and videos. You can compare the historical plans of Luxembourg with the present-day city represented on Google Maps. Mapping Luxembourg is a cooperation project by and between the Luxembourg City History Museum and the National Archives of Luxembourg.
You can look into your favorite castles how those were centuries ago and nowadays.
Bourscheid Castle located in a village with the same name. It was built in the 11th century, but enlarged during the 14th and 15th centuries. In 1972 the state took the castle for reconstruction, and it is how we see it nowadays.
We can see how strategically the location of the castle was, due to its inaccessibility, as it stands on a 150m cliff. Let’s have a look into it through this virtual tour.
Villa Vauban is an art museum in Luxembourg City. It was recently renovated and has arts dating from the 18th and 19th centuries. I invite you to visit this amazing museum with us online, and then in the future by visiting it offline.
3D museum at National Museum of Art History
Let´s go further with the National Museum of Art. The museum is open back to the visitors on May 12th, but you can still find a lot of interesting information on the link below. These are short videos, shared by specialists of the museum, who share important works from their collections.
Or discover the MNHA through a series of immersive and interactive 3D tours. Scanned using cutting edge technology, the museum provides an exciting digital experience of Luxembourg’s cultural heritage.
NaturMusee is a part of National Museum Art, but has more to offer about natural history. It was interesting to take a virtual tour inside it and watch all animal species in one place. Are you passionate about animals? This museum is for you.
City Museum – visit Pfaffenthal in 1867
An interactive 3D application in the virtual world of Second Life will transport you to the year 1867, shortly before Luxembourg’s fortress walls were dismantled. Many cafes and shops will open to you, as you can travel inside. As well the site offers you to create your own avatar and enjoy the beauty of this city as a citizen. How cool is that?
¨A big smile for a small mile¨ it is the quote that receives you on their official page, and you already know that there you will have a big smile. To explain it well, it is a movement of 7 museums, that are located in a radius of 1 mile, and all together make a virtual big smile. So you can vitit 7 museums in only 1 mile.
I hope this information helps you to have a lovely day on your sofa at home. And when we could go travel again, these places will be on your bucket list to visit. Lots of love from our family to yours. Stay safe and healthy.