The best apps to discover Luxembourg Make it easier for yourself to access culture by installing the museum applications on your smartphone

Are you eager to explore the Grand Duchy but don't know where to start? We can recommend ten mobile apps to download to make your stay in Luxembourg more enjoyable. 

Find out more about the capital...

Luxembourg City is a beauty to behold but it can be a bewildering maze for those who are unfamiliar with its charms! But there's no need to panic, you'll never get lost with the cityapp (ioS Version ; Android Version) of the City of Luxembourg. This app will provide you with everything you need to know about the capital and it's just a click away. We recommend that visitors just use the 'Welcome', 'Explorer' and 'Mobility' sections; the other functions are essentially for residents only.

The new version of the app is available in three languages (French, German and English). You have the option of customising the screen by adding shortcuts and you can also take advantage of the other features: check the weather, view the event agenda and look up all the bus routes and stops. The app also provides real-time information on bus schedules. 

... on your bike!

One of the best ways to explore the city is on a bicycle. Download the Véloh (iOS Version ; Android Versionapp and you'll get access to the self-service bicycle rental service. This app will give you access to 1,000 bikes and 97 docking stations across the city. To find an electric bike, all you need to do is to locate a docking station. The app will take care of your request in the blink of an eye. When you locate a bike, just unlock it, jump on the saddle and explore the city in complete freedom.

The app offers flexible packages, from one day to one year. The first thirty minutes of each journey are free. Have a nice trip!

The city of Luxembourg at your fingertips thanks to the cityapp application.
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Go back in time with augmented reality, the VDL-AR application makes this trip possible.
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Augmented reality tours

If you are a fan of new technologies and want to experience the city's historical heritage and tourist attractions in a different light, then the VDL-AR (iOS Version ; Android Version) app is made just for you! It allows you to delve into the virtual world of the history of the City of Luxembourg using augmented reality technology: a tourist trail with seven points of interest is at your fingertips! Just go to one of these hotpots and you'll be drawn into the Grand Duchy of yesteryear.

If you want to further explore the realms of virtual reality, then we recommend that you download Vakanz doheem (iOS Version ; Android Version), app which allows you to discover the charms of Luxembourg in a new light. A virtual portal and a 360-degree world will project you to the different regions of the country before you have the chance to visit them! 

Do you have a sudden urge to visit a museum but you don't have a brochure at hand? Enjoy easy access to a wide range of cultural treasures by installing the museum apps on your smartphone.

The Lëtzebuerg City Museum (iOS Version ; Android Versionapp is the essential tool on your mobile phone. This little digital companion, with its well designed and user-friendly interface, allows you to plan your trip to the museum ahead of time. In the museum, exciting and entertaining audio tours reveal 1,000 years of urban history. Navigational markers help you find your way around intuitively and effortlessly.

A supplementary Discover Mode offers more in-depth content with photos, videos and maps for selected stations and objects. A special Kids Quiz makes the journey of discovery more enjoyable and instructive for younger visitors.

The smartphone app of the Mudam (iOS Version ; Android VersionLuxembourg is the key cultural guide for all visitors. It showcases the themed exhibitions and the museum's collection. In the app menu, there's also an architectural presentation about the landmark building designed by Ieoh Ming Pei. Let yourself be guided through the collections and the virtual corridors of this stylish building and its elegant decor.

The app provides a plethora of information with photos, interviews, videos, etc.

The Agenda function allows you to check the broad and plentiful range of activities on offer at any given time.

Please note, the Lëtzebuerg City Museum and Mudam are amongst the institutions that, as part of their quality procedures, are fully committed to promoting accessibility and adapting to the needs of all visitors, including visitors with disabilities, the elderly or families with children. This is why these institutions have been awarded the EurWelcome label. The complete list of service providers (hotels, restaurants, camping sites, hiking groups, shops, etc.) can be consulted on the EurWelcome (iOS Version ; Android Versionapp.

The Luxembourg Card gives you access to over 60 tourist attractions at reduced prices.

Let's go on an adventure!

After visiting the capital, it's time to expand your horizons and explore the other regions of the country. The best way to discover the country is via public transport. And the ideal travel companion is the CFL mobile (iOS Version ; Android Versionapp. It's so easy to plan a journey with this app! Moreover, it offers alternative routes and means of transportation, the schedules and information are displayed in real time and tickets are available for purchase directly via the app. All you have to do is step on board!

Don't forget your Luxembourg Card (iOS Version ; Android Version). As its name indicates, it's a card which gives you access to 60 tourist attractions in Luxembourg at low prices. The mobile app allows you to make recommendations based on your interests and location. And there’s a bonus feature: it provides regular updates on opening times, as well as maps and public transport timetables.   

At the start of 2020, the Luxembourg Ardennes Regional Tourist Office launched the free Visit Éislek (iOS Version ; Android Versionapp for smartphones and tablets. This app is packed with information and features several tour routes, landmarks, restaurants, museums and accommodation all displayed on an interactive map with a filtering function. You can also access real-time information on events.

Pedal or hike

If you want to combine the delights of fine cuisine and a bicycle tour, then Letsbike (iOS Version ; Android Version) is the definitive guide that caters to your needs! Just download it on your smartphone; it offers quick access to the various routes as well as links to gastronomic attractions. Whether you're planning a bike race or a leisurely family outing, the app provides a wide range of possibilities across the whole country. The only drawback is that when you select a route, you have to pay for it.

Lace up your hiking boots and install the mobile mapping app of the national geoportal (iOS Version ; Android Versionof Luxembourg developed by the Land Registry and Topography Administration. Thanks to this app, you'll never need to buy a portable GPS. When you download it, you’ll be able see topographical maps, view altitude data and, above all, access quality hiking trails. It is also possible to create POIs (points of interest) on the map (thanks to the GPS coordinates - geocaching). Another major asset, it allows you to view specific areas offline!