Each year, the Court of Justice of the European Union is host, in Luxembourg, to around 4 000 legal professionals: national judges, barristers, solicitors, university professors, in-house lawyers, etc. The programmes enable them to widen their knowledge of the judicial institution and of its case-law.
Around 10 000 other visitors (mainly law students) also visit the Court each year.
Visits organised by the Seminars and Visits Unit are free of charge and take place in all official languages of the European Union.
Visits to the Court of Justice are restricted to the Court terms and take place on working days between 8 a.m. and 5.30 p.m.
Individual visitors who wish to attend a public hearing at the Court of Justice or the General Court are requested to make themselves known at the visitors’ entrance (plan), with their identity card, passport or driving licence in order to obtain an identification badge. As a general rule, public hearings start at 09:30. It is recommended that visitors arrive at least 15 minutes before the hearing. The number of places available is limited and it is not possible to reserve a place. During the hearing, visitors are required to comply with the Court’s security rules and rules of conduct. No prior registration is necessary. Please consult the judicial calendar in order to select a hearing.
Luxembourg City Tourist Office organises guided tours at weekends and during judicial vacations (when hearings are not held). Requests for such tours must be made 4 weeks in advance – 30, Place Guillaume II, L-1648 Luxembourg – B.P. 181, L-2011 Luxembourg – Tel: +352 22 28 09 – Fax: +352 46 70 70 – Email: firstname.lastname@example.org – www.luxembourg-city.com.
Guided tours of the buildings and the works of art (Art tour)
Thanks to the contributions of the Member States, the Court of Justice of the European Union holds a collection of works of art, representing the European artistic heritage. The open spaces available in the Court’s new Palais, inaugurated in 2008, have made it possible to show the collection to its best advantage and to add new works, whether as gifts or loans. The Visits Service of the Court organises guided tours at regular intervals, free of charge, of the works of art and the Court's buildings. These tours are organised, following a predefined timetable, in English, French or German, for up to 35 visitors per tour.
Anyone interested in taking part in such a tour is requested to register at least 2 working days in advance, using the registration form. Visitors with confirmed places are requested to come to the visitors’ entrance (plan), bringing with them an identity document. Additional guided tours, for groups only (of at least 7 participants), can be organised on request to the Visits Service (contact form).
Groups of visitors/Types of programme
These programme components can be selected in the questionnaire to be completed in the “My Visit” application (see the section on ‘Connection to My Visit’). Subject to the availability of Court staff and other resources, the Visits Service will do its best to accommodate your choice.
Seminars lasting several days and offering programmes more closely tailored to the interests of the participants can be arranged at the request of groups of legal practitioners.
Request for a visit to the Court of Justice of the European Union / Connection to My Visit
The Seminars and Visits Unit organises visits for groups only (7 to 35 persons). For individual visits or tours, please see the relevant section.
To make a request for a visit, please use the My Visit application. This enables you to make an online request for a visit. You must have a valid email address in order to do so.
Once you have created your personal profile in the My Visit application, you will be able to make or amend a request for a visit, and also:
Once the request has been made, you will be able to log on to your personal profile and:
If you do not have an email address, please go to Contact.