The Discover Luxembourg (by foot) concept was initiated in 2008 as an annual one-day event in collaboration with the Ville de Luxembourg and the Luxembourg City Tourist Office (LCTO). Up to 100 teams of four follow directions in EN / FR and cover a route of between 6-8km, or so, to discover different aspects of Luxembourg city: culture, history, technology and gastronomy. Along the course the teams compete in challenges to win points, with prizes for the winning teams.
In 2014, the concept was evolved to a Discover Luxembourg (by car) with teams driving electric vehicles for circa 75km across Luxembourg (country) and competing is similar challenges…
For the Discover Luxembourg (by foot) event, participants are encouraged to wear appropriate footwear and bring protection against the elements (umbrellas / raincoats / sun cream…). In some years we have had two routes, one (5-6km) more suitable for families with buggies / strollers / push-chairs as it usually have no (or very few) steps to climb, and another (slightly longer at 8-10km) route for others seeking a longer walk. This year we will have just one route.
The event promotes local charity organisations with between €500 – €1,000 annually: Croix Rouge (2008), Luxembourg Air Rescue (2009), the Alzheimer’s Association (2010), Special Olympics Luxembourg (2011), SOS Village d’Enfants (2012), Fondatioun Kriibskrank Kanner (2013). In 2014, Discover Luxembourg supported the World Peace Forum / Schengen Peace Foundation and the OMEGA 90 palliative care centre in 2015 and Stëmm vun der Strooss (2016), in 2017 supported Handicap International; In 2018, we supported Kanner Jugend Telefon. In 2019, we supported Isle aux Clowns. For 2020 we will support Ilula Orphan Program (IOP) Tanzania.
COVID-19 and Discover Luxembourg 2021
We have received notification from the Ville de Luxembourg that the 2021 Discover Luxembourg event CAN proceed on Saturday 11 September 2021. This decision was taken at the level of the Mayor and Board of Aldermen at the Ville de Luxembourg. As organisers of this popular event, we are delighted that the event can go ahead, particularly as the 2020 event could not take place due to COVID-19 restrictions.
However, we will be going ahead with a couple of changes this year: the number of teams participating is limited to 50, and the departure times will be staggered more, to ensure physical distancing at all times. Also, we will not be gathering together afterwards for the prize-giving: instead, this will be done remotely after the event. However, we are trying to ensure a maximum number of prizes. Lastly, there will be no t-shirts distributed for this year’s event: this is because we have not been able to attract an event Partner; nevertheless, we are already in discussion with a potential Event Partner for the 2022 event.
- The 2021 Discover Luxembourg (by foot around Luxembourg city) will take place on Saturday 11 September 2021. Registration has now closed.
- The date for the next Discover Luxembourg (Electric Car Rally around the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg) will be published when the event is being planned.
|2020: no event||due to COVID-19|
|2019 (by foot):||LuxBrothers|
|2018 (by foot):||Ma-i-team|
|2017 (by foot):||Young Internationals|
|2016 (by foot):||Young Internationals|
|2015 (by foot):||The Brady Bunch|
|2015 (by car):||SUSMAR|
|2014 (by foot):||Jaunty Juanjuta|
|2014 (by car):||Futurama|
|2013 (by foot):||The Carrotts|
|2012 (by foot):||La Komanda|
|2011 (by foot):||Walram|
|2010 (by foot):||Kali|
|2009 (by foot):||Coco|
|2008 (by foot):||Villa Belair|