The modest size of Luxembourg City stands in sharp contrast to its lively cultural scene. The range of museums alone is of an international standard. For instance, the National Museum of History and Art boasts a Roman floor mosaic that was unearthed in Luxembourg and is one of the best preserved north of the Alps. In the Luxembourg City History Museum, one of the world’s largest panoramic lifts, much like a time machine, takes visitors through the different levels of the museum, which is housed in a group of restored patrician residences. The exciting history of the fortress and the Luxembourgish nation is evoked in the Museum “Dräi Eechelen”, which has its home in the former bulwark of Fort Thüngen, erected in 1732. In the “natur musée”, particularly popular with children and young people, the country’s wild animals and plants can be studied.
“Casino Luxembourg”, the Forum for Contemporary Art and the recently opened MUDAM (Museum of Modern Art Grand-Duc Jean) focus on avant-garde and modern art. The latter is the ultimate cultural highlight, worth a visit for its architectural structure alone, designed by Chinese American top architect I. M. Pei. Smaller but no less interesting museums include the Bank Museum housed in the State Savings Bank, the Post and Telecommunication Museum, such as the Tram and Bus Museum.