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U.S. Embassy Luxembourg’s Women’s History Month Scavenger Hunt
March 26, 2021


  1. I’m the “nameless face” statue in a park. Despite having little influence in political decisions, I contributed to resolving Luxembourg crisis in 1867 that lead to the second Treaty of London which led Luxembourg its independence and neutrality as Grand Duchy. Also due to my charitable work, I gained a name of “Mother of the Nation”.
  2. On this façade, you can see me granting the Charter of Emancipation in 1244. I was the first Countess of Luxembourg. During my reign, I tripled the area of the County of Luxembourg and turned into a very prosperous region. I was most famous for giving charters of freedom to the cities of Echternach and Luxembourg. Even though my burial place is in Belgium, I can oversee the city close to my heart from the top of this building.
  3. If John Wayne stayed in Luxembourg, he may have been here. The corridors and stairways of this Grand building have felt the heels of many of the noblemen’s and women’s as far ago as Luxembourg was part of the Netherlands and ruled by Hapsburgs. It establishes a connection not only with women at the zenith of power, but also – as the place where
    justice was administered and seat of the court of appeal with women who, accused of witchcraft, were banished from society.
  4. If Luxembourg had sheriffs, they would gather in this chamber, where the women’s suffrage bill was passed in 1919. Although there was no sign of a strong women’s movement prior to the First World War, as in the rest of Europe and the United States, the suffrage movement made an impact in Luxembourg, leading to this historic legislation.
  5. It’s very Claire that I’m a statue of one of Luxembourg’s great women leaders in WWII., where I helped to develop the resistance movement of Luxembourg. After the war I remained very popular and led my freed and sovereign country towards European integration and economic development. My graceful posture outspreading my hand in a peaceful and protective manner towards my beloved nation.
  6. Anyone who guesses this clue is golden. Holding a crown of laurels over soldiers, I am a symbol of resistance during the Nazi occupation and patriotism for Luxembourgers. Torn down during the Nazi occupation, lost and forgotten to be finally reinstalled as a symbol of victims of World Wars and Korea.
  7. I might be blue but definitely not feeling blue after being restored in the heart of Luxembourg
  8. No fighting Irish in this church, please. This site, dedicated to the Comforter of the Afflicted, was initiated by the Jesuits in 1624 and led to the election of Our Lady as the protectress of the City in 1666 and of the Duchy in 1678.
  9. For some I can be a myth but to Siegfried, the first Count of Luxembourg and historians I was declared the “Ancestress” of the dynasty, the city and nation. You can find my statue down near the water, or my image in the windows of clue No 8. U.S. Embassy Luxembourg’s Women’s History Month Scavenger Hunt


  1. Princess Amalia statute, Address: Avenue Amélie, 2449 Luxembourg
  2. Countess Ermesinde, City Palace façade (Cercle Cite), Address: 2 Rue Genistre, 1623 Luxembourg
  3. Palace of the Grand Duke, Address: 7 Rue du Marché-aux-Herbes, 1728 Luxembourg
  4. Chamber of Deputies building (Parliament) Address: 19, rue du Marché-aux-Herbes L-1728 Luxembourg
  5. Statue of Grand Dutchess Charlotte, Address: Place de Clairefontaine
  6. Golden Lady (Gelle Fra), Monument of Rememberance, Address: Place de la Constitution
  7. Nana Statue/Le Grande Temperance, Address: intersection rue Beck / rue de la Poste
  8. Notre Dame Cathedral
  9. OPTIONAL – Melusine Luxembourg, Address: 13 Rue Plaetis, 2338 Luxembourg