Things to do in Luxembourg in one day

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Luxembourg is for sure one of richest countries in the world and this is something you can see immediately once you stroll around its capital. Once you get there, it looks like a sort of stage: everything looks to be perfect and clean and sometimes you wonder if it's true or not. 

Anyway, during my visit to Luxembourg city, I could appreciate some monuments and also the landscape so that's why i decided to list the things to do in Luxembourg in one day. I love the fact that the city dominates a landscape made by nature and hills. Ready to discover
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First of all, I parked the car and then started to stroll around the city. But first all you can admire the landscapes and the first palaces as soon as you access to the old medieval town. 

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Not far from that, you can see the external facade of the Grand-Ducal Palace, a 16th Century Flemish Renaissance. Unfortunately, the wonderful interior and the stairs can be visited exclusively during the summer. You can find more info about that here
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Before going to the main attraction of the city, here you can see another beautiful buildings and palaces.
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Luxembourg city became a fortress city: it's time to visit the best part of it, that are the old quarters and fortifications, reason why Luxembourg was inscribed into the Unesco sites list. The main reason was: "The Old City of Luxembourg is located at the confluence of the Alzette and Pétrusse Rivers, on a very steep rocky outcrop which is somewhat of a natural fortification that only needed to be completed on the west side. Due to its exceptional strategic position, the City of Luxembourg was one of the largest fortresses of modern Europe which was constantly strengthened and reinforced as it passed successively into the hands of the great European powers." - source: Unesco.

You can follow the Wenzel Itinerary to discover this beautiful part: in 1-2 hous, depending on your speed, you should be able to visit this nice part. First of all you can have a walk along the fortifications and then later go directly to the entrance of the itinerary.
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You can enjoy a nice landscape of the hills, gardens and also the old quarters.
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Now it's time to access the archaeological crypta and the casemates. The casemates were built to defend the city in case that the other fortifications would have been conquered in case of siege.
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 Once you get out the casemates you can stroll around the old quarters.
Source: www.visitluxembourg.com
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You can find the ancient castle of the city, that now hosts the Mudam and Dräi Eechelen museum.
Source: www.inzumi.com
Once you have visited this museum, and only if you are into art, you can go on with your trip, come back uphill and visit again the city. You can go back uphill and stroll around the city.
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Well...my financial background is always there...so everytime I see a stock exchange, I take a picture of that. During the night the city is enchanting, but also really boring since the streets look like the desert.
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How to get there:
  • I  went there by car and it was good since it is far just 250 km from Maastricht ( 2 hours).
  • By train, since the central station is connected by the network of the high speed trains like TGV or ICE.
  • By plane, by landing in the international airport of Luxembourg, at just 6 km far from the city. The closest "low cost airports" are Frankfurt Hahn, Metz-Nancy and Brussels Charleroi

Travel tips: 

  • It takes one day to visit the main attractions.
  • During the night, the city is quiet so it's not a great destinations for party lovers.
  • Luxembourg City can be a good destination for a weekend and can be a good starting point to visit the surroundings
  • If you are into art, you can also visit the Philarmonie Luxembourg building and see a concert there and the Museum of Modern Art  Grand-Duc Jean (MUDAM).
  • Luxembourg is for sure not a top travel destination, but for sure an off the beaten path place to visit and I insert it in my list of off the beaten path Europe that you should do not miss.

Where to sleep: 
  • Budget accomodation: Hotel Park Bellevue - approx. 120 Euros per double room and per night (eventual discounts to be applied) located in the green part of the city.
  • Medium budget: Hotel Parc Beaux Arts - approx. 205 Euros per double room per night (eventual discounts to be applied), located at 180 meters from the Grand Ducal Palace.
  • Luury budget: Hotel La Place d'Armes - 260 Euros per double room per night (eventual discounts to be applied), located at 300 meters from the Notre Dame Cathedral.



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9 commenti:

Scout said...

Wonderful! Beautiful photos.

Marco Zannin said...

Thanks for your comment! :-)

Emile said...

Thank you! I'm going to Luxembourg next month for a client meeting and this blog is just what I needed to plan my day after the meeting.

Anonymous said...

Hi there: i am traveling to Belgium passing through Luxembourg next Sunday. I will be arriving around 10 am. Can you give me tips where i should park to start see the city? i am open for anything. i have 5 or 6 hours to kill before driving to Belgium. Thanks a bunch!
Nirina

Marco Zannin said...

Hello Emile! thanks a lot for your comment :-) I hope you had a nice visit after your business meeting

Marco Zannin said...

Hello Nirina, you can choose one of the Vinci Park around the city or Knuedler in Place Guillame II.

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Hala Sabri said...

beautiful and super helpful information. Thank you

Marco Zannin said...

You're welcome Hala :-) I hope it was helpful for your trip

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