Wiltz Tourist Attractions
Wiltz (pop. 4,000) is a commercial and tourist town consisting of two parts: the upper and lower towns. The upper town has a castle of the former counts of Wiltz that stands high on a plateau and its slopes.
The lower town extends in a wide valley to both banks of the Wiltz river.In the decanal church the tombstones recall the history of the feudal counts of Wiltz. The interior of the church is an architectural masterpiece.The Renaissance altar in the upper town parish church is also of significance.A walk through the town leads along stone crosses from the times of the plague and of the feudal justice (cross of justice from 1502).The memory of the Second World War is kept alive with a national monument to the general strike of 1942, the Battle of the Bulge Museum and the fatima Calvary.The cheerfulness of Wiltz is demonstrated in the Broom Festival with flower corso and flea market. Wiltz's past is recalled in the Folklore Museum in the former castle stables.Every year in July the open-air theater festival takes place in the amphitheater in the castle yard.Wiltz has an outdoor swimming pool and is an international meeting place for scouts, with 10 chalets and 14 campgrounds.
Open-Air Theater and Music Festival
This annual festival takes place in July. The wide array of events include symphonic and chamber and concerts, recitals, and theatrical and dance performances. The aim of the focus is to showcase young talent from around the world. There are usually over a dozen events every year, all of which take place on the weekends.The venues are as varied as the repertoire, and include local open-air theaters, châteaus, concert halls and churches.
Address: 1 rue du Château, L-9516 Wiltz, Luxembourg
Broom and Gorse Festival
This annual festival is traditionally held on Whit Monday to celebrate the beauty of the Gorse flower. Thousands of these blossoms cover the slopes around Wiltz and are used during this festival to create floats for magnificent parade.Street entertainment, folk dances and outdoor concerts are some of the other events held throughout the day.
Battle of the Bulge Museum
The Wiltz Battle of the Bulge Museum is located in the Wiltz castle.