Fodor's Expert Review Place de la Constitution

Luxembourg Plaza/Square

This square, which is home to a bustling fairground during winter, is marked by the gilt Gëlle Fra (Golden Woman), set atop a tall column. This was originally erected to commemorate soldiers lost during World War I. But, in 1940, it was torn down by the occupying Nazi forces amid local protests. Plans to rebuild the monument were put on hold after the war when the gold-plated statue went missing. It wasn't found again until 1980, when fragments of it were mysteriously discovered beneath a sports stadium. No one knows how it got there. The current version was rebuilt in 1984 incorporating pieces of the original and has become a powerful symbol for the city. 


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Bd. F.D. Roosevelt and rue Chimay
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg City  1116, Luxembourg

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