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Luxembourgish Literature Archive

The mission of the Luxembourgish Literature Archive is to collect items relevant to Luxembourgish literature from 1815 onwards. According to its acquisition policy, the Archive acquires authors’ manuscripts, letters, digital files as well as personal objects.

The CNL also fulfills a duty of conservation, analysis and transmission of Luxembourg’s multilingual literary heritage (mainly Luxembourgish, French and German). It publishes books – ranging from monographs to exhibition catalogues – and a series of republications entitled Lëtzebuerger Bibliothéik. The CNL also compiles the Dictionary of Luxembourgish Authors, a free online reference tool. Published in French and German, the dictionary is regularly updated by the CNL’s research team.

In keeping with its socio-cultural mission, the CNL is an essential meeting place for literary scholars and anyone with an interest in literature. It hosts and co-hosts numerous literary events like public lectures, literature prizes, conferences and debates.

The CNL offers a varied program of activities to the general public, including introductions to the literature and literary history of Luxembourg, as well as events specifically aimed at children or students. Guided tours of the premises and current exhibitions are available upon request.

  • Monday
    09h00 – 17h00
  • Tuesday
    09h00 – 17h00
  • Wednesday
    09h00 – 17h00
  • Thursday
    09h00 – 17h00
  • Friday
    09h00 – 17h00
  • Saturday
  • Sunday
  • Closed
    01.01., Easter Monday, 23.06., 01.05., 09.05., Ascension, Whit Monday, 23.06., 15.08., 01.11., 25.12. & 26.12.
  • Free admission
  • Bus
    Mersch railway station at 5 min.
  • Car
    Visitor parking available