The city of Luxembourg in the 18th century seen by Wenzel (von) Callot

From 23 January to 12 April 2020, the Lëtzebuerg City Museum hosts in its permanent exhibition an extraordinary view of the city and fortress of Luxembourg from the mid-18th century.

The panorama was made in 1753 by the Austrian Major Wenzel (von) Callot. Recently discovered in the collections of the Albertina in Vienna, the drawing shows a precise panorama of the city and its fortifications. Callot’s pen drawing distinguishes itself by its spectacular dimensions (213 x 35 cm) and the richness of its details.