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 2020
We have received notification from the Ville de Luxembourg that the 12th annual Discover Luxembourg (2020) event cannot proceed on Saturday 12 September due to COVID-19 restrictions. This decision was taken at the level of the Mayor and Board of Aldermen at the Ville de Luxembourg and affects all such outdoor events.
We had been liaising with the various people involved in the authorisation and planning process and we had received informal approval that our proposed changes (physical distancing, hygiene, etc.) would be accepted. However, this was not the case with the formal authorisation request.
While we are naturally disappointed, we fully respect the decision which affects such public events being held up to the end of September. We hope that the situation will be relaxed after then and, if so, we will plan for the Discover Luxembourg 2020 event to be held later in the autumn. When we receive authorisation to hold the event, we will announce the new date, etc.
- The 2020 Discover Luxembourg (by foot around Luxembourg city) will take place in October/November (postponed from Saturday 12 September 2020). Click here to register.
- 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.
|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|