Place Guillaume II
The church and monastery of the Franciscan order had stood on Wilhelmsplatz since the middle of the 13th century . After the knot of the belt of the monks, in lëtzebuergesch "de Knued", the place is popularly called "Knuedler".
In 1797 the monastery with all its facilities was confiscated by the French and sold piece by piece. In the decades that followed, the entire complex was demolished and the square rebuilt. Today, in addition to the weekly market on Wednesdays and Saturdays, numerous other markets (for example, the Oktavmärtche during the Mother of God Octave), open-air concerts (Knuedler goes Classic or Rock um Knuedler ) and festivals take place on Wilhelmsplatz .
The City Hall of Luxembourg City
The town hall ("Hotel de Ville") on the Knuedler was built between 1830 and 1838 in the neo-classical style.
Most of the town hall consists of stones from the old Franciscan monastery, which was destroyed in 1829. In 1931 two bronze lions were placed on either side of the outer staircase.
In the town hall is now part of the city administration and the seat of the city council of lay judges (city council).
The equestrian statue of Wilhelm II (Guillaume II)
The bronze equestrian statue on the Place Guillaume II was erected in honor of King and Grand Duke Wilhelm II of Orange-Nassau . He ruled from 1840 to 1849 and, a year before his death, gave the Grand Duchy its first parliamentary constitution , at the time one of the most liberal in Europe.