One of the most famous squares in Luxembourg is the Wilhelmsplatz. Together with the Place d'Armes, the Parade Square, it forms the centre of the pedestrian zone. Wilhelm Square is a very good starting point for sightseeing tours, it is also called Place Guillaume II. A bronze equestrian statue of Wilhelm II stands on the square and the neo-classical town hall is also located directly on Wilhelmsplatz.
Characteristic of Luxembourg are the large bridges. They connect the various plateaus of the city. The best known are the Adolphe Bridge or New Bridge, the Old Bridge also called the Passerelle and the Grande-Duchesse Charlotte Bridge, which the people simply call the Red Bridge.
The imposing Palais des Grand-Ducaux is located in the old town of the capital of the Grand Duchy, is the state residence of the Grand Duke with offices for him, his wife and for employees and as a reception venue for foreign heads of state.
Another cultural highlight of the city is the Philharmonie at Place de l'Europe, which opened in 2005. This large concert hall is the seat of the Orchestre Philarmonique du Luxembourg. Since its opening, the programme of the Philharmonie has offered a very astonishing and artistic quality.
Notre-Dame du Luxembourg Cathedral is the city's most important religious building and delights visitors with its choir, two organs and eleven bells. The Octave of Our Lady is celebrated in the church, a pilgrimage in honour of the Mother of God, who is the city's patron saint. The annual celebration takes place between the fourth and sixth Sundays of Easter.