#Heritage Days

25.09 – 04.10.2020
Take your backpack and join LUCA outdoor activities during this edition of the “Journées européennes du patrimoine”!

GEOCACHING “LUCA – URBAN DISCOVERY TOUR”
25.09 – 04.10.2020

In English and Luxembourgish

Let’s go on an adventure with your family or friends! Have fun discovering Luxembourg City’s many 20th- and 21st-century architectural highlights. An original geocaching trail awaits you!

To identify the route, it’s simple! All you need is your smartphone, a piece of paper and lots of curiosity. Use the GPS coordinates to reach the different stops of the route and collect clues by answering questions and carefully observing your surroundings to unlock the final treasure.

ATTENTION! At each stop of the route, stick to the coordinates to find the correct answers to the questions!!!

Let’s start!

To participate you can:

  • Use the official Geocaching app
    This activity is available through the Geocaching app only to Premium users*.
    To join the “LUCA – Urban Discovery Tour” multicache, type in “Search” the cache code or just click on it: GC8X96P
  • Or if you are not a Geocaching Premium user
    Join the LUCA – Urban Discovery Tour directly from here in English or here in Luxembourgish.

The LUCA – Urban Discovery Tour is:

  • Free individual activity for all ages (children must be accompanied by an adult)
  • In English and Luxembourgish
  • Available 24/7, from 25 September to 4 October 2020
  • Route approx. ~ 9 km
  • Within the framework of the “Journées européennes du patrimoine 2020”. Check out the full programme here

What is Geocaching?

The word Geocaching refers to GEO for geography, and to CACHING, the process of hiding a cache. Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location. For more information, visit www.geocaching.com

* You can choose to subscribe to Geocaching Premium from your computer (9.99 EUR** for 3-month auto-renewal, or 29.99 EUR** for 1-year auto-renewal) or directly from the official app on your smartphone (6.17 EUR** for 1-month auto-renewal, or 31.03 EUR** for 1-year auto-renewal). Attention! The subscription will automatically renew unless you cancel it.

** VAT Inclusive


URBAN (HERITAGE) SKETCHING
26.09 & 03.10.2020

Join us and sketch some architecture treasures! LUCA and the volunteering architects Arnaud De Meyer, Jean-Paul Carvalho and Susanne Tietmann will guide you, in a friendly atmosphere, for two sketching sessions. Develop your own distinctive style, we are waiting for beginners and geeks as well! 

LIMPERTSBERG 
26.09.2020, 14:00-16:30 

The first session took place in Limpertsberg, at the “Lycée des Garçons de Luxembourg” and the Saint Joseph’s Church.  

You can find the Limpertsberg sketching session review here below! 

ELLERGRONN
03.10.2020, 14:00-16:30

*** THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED – WAITLIST IS AVAILABLE SHOULD WE HAVE ANY CANCELLATIONS *** 

For the second session, we will head south to the “Centre Nature & Forêt Ellergronn”. Here, you will discover a part of Luxembourg’s mining and natural heritage: the forest house, the industrial halls and the forestry workshop, in the heart of an island of greenery. 

If you want to be added to the waiting list, send an email to t.miller[a]luca.lu.  

These activities are:

  • Free for all ages (children must be accompanied by an adult)
  • In LU/FR/DE/EN
  • Online registration in advance is mandatory! The number of participants is limited to max. 20 per session
  • Duration approx. ~ 2h30
  • Don’t forget your masks and respect social distancing
  • Within the framework of the “Journées européennes du patrimoine 2020”. Check out the full programme here

URBAN (HERITAGE) SKETCHING #1 
LIMPERTSBERG SESSION REVIEW 
26.09.2020 

After five online sketching sessions, the 26 September 2020, the many participants of the first “Urban (Heritage) Sketching” session were delighted to be out together again with their favourite pencils, felt-tip pens and brushes. 

As part of the Heritage Days 2020, accompanied by volunteering architects Arnaud De Meyer and Susanne Tietmann, the sketchers braved the autumn cold to head for Limpertsberg and more precisely for the Saint Joseph’s Church and the Lycée des Garçons de Luxembourg. The architecture, atmosphere and light of these unique and emblematic buildings visibly inspired both amateurs and beginners who enjoyed putting their skills into practice in a chilled and friendly mood. 

You can go through their sketches in the gallery here on the left.