Luxembourg is a small European country located between Belgium, Germany and France, it is known for its dense Ardennes forest and nature parks in the north, the Moselle river valley in the southeast and the rocky gorges of the Mullerthal region in the east. Luxembourg is Europe's richest country, and it has a wealthy culture as well as history and nature.
It is a beautiful country that I love so much and enjoyed visiting, I feel like most people going to Europe miss out on Luxembourg, so if you are planning on going to Europe then you should visit Luxembourg. A 2-3 days trip to Luxembourg is great, it's quite a small country so 2-3 days would be perfect time to spend there, but of course if you want to stay longer then do so.
Luxembourg has three official languages, German, French, and Luxembourgish. You don't need to worry if you don't speak any of those languages as they speak English really well so you don't have to worry. Also, people in Luxembourg are so nice and friendly, and if you learn just a couple of words such as 'good morning' and 'thank you' in any of the languages mentioned above and especially Luxembourgish it would be nice.
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How to Get to Luxembourg
It is easy to reach Luxembourg, their international airport gets flights from all over Europe, so if you are outside Europe then you would have to transit in an another European country then head to Luxembourg.
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How to Move Around Luxembourg
Once you make it to Luxembourg then it is easy to move around the country as Luxembourg offers free transportation! I was amazed by that when I visited, but of course this was expected from the richest country in Europe. Luxembourg started offering free transport for all since March 2020.
You can use the buses and the tram, but if you love cycling then you will love Luxembourg. As cycling is the national sport of Luxembourg, the biking routes are great and extensive, and you can easily rent a bike from hotels or tourist offices.
You can also use the Hop-On Hop-Off bus to make it easier to move around Luxembourg if you want.
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Best Time to Visit Luxembourg
Luxembourg city is a year round destination so you can visit anytime, but the best times to visit the country is between May and September. Be aware though that during July and August the weather tends to be wetter and the country is the most crowded during that time. If you plan on visiting during the winter times, just know that it snows there.
Accommodation in Luxembourg
There are plenty of hotels in Luxembourg but you can find some good Airbnbs as well, I stayed in this Airbnb, which was a cute and nice studio. Be aware that prices are high in Luxembourg when it comes to accommodation, but there are discounts during the summer times and the weekends as well.
Best Cafes & Restaurants in Luxembourg
Golden Bean - The Coffee Experience (Gluten-free options & vegetarian friendly, breakfast & brunch)
Restaurant New Delhi (Vegan friendly, Indian cuisine)
La Briscola (Gluten-free options, vegan friendly, Italian cuisine)
Awada (Gluten-free options, vegan friendly, Japanese cuisine)
Beet (Gluten-free options, vegan friendly)
Cyrano (Gluten-free options, vegan friendly, Italian & French cuisine)
17 Things to do in Luxembourg
1. Chemin de La Corniche (The Corniche Road)
This is also called 'The Most Beautiful Balcony in Europe', and the ramparts where built by the French and the Spanish in the 17th century. The most beautiful scenery from the top, it overlooks The Alzette River and The Grund. Most people spend around 1 to 2 hours to stroll along the corniche, so it depends on how much time you have.
The district of the Grund is known for its cultural and architectural history, and it has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1994. This area is very calm and it is a great place to take a walk and wander around to enjoy the beautiful landscapes. Most people ten to spend between 1 to 2 hours to explore, so take you time and see how much time you have on your trip.
3. Neumünster (Neimenster)
Neumünster is a public cultural center and meeting palace, located in The Grund district. It is open everyday from 10:00 until 18:00. Visit their website for more information. Most people spend around 1 to 2 hours to stroll along the corniche, so it depends on how much time you have.
4. Musée National d’Histoire Naturelle (National Museum of Natural History)
This museum is located in The Grund district, next to the Neumünster Abbey cultural centre. The museum is closed on Mondays, and it is open the rest of the days from 10:00 to 18:00. The entrance ticket costs 5€. Check their website for more information. This should take you around 1 hour to visit.
5. Musée d’Histoire de la Ville de Luxembourg (Luxembourg City History Museum)
The Luxembourg City Museum illustrates the thousand year history of the city of Luxembourg. There are both permanent and temporary exhibitions. it is closed on Mondays and open the rest of the days. It is open on Thursdays from 10:00 until 20:00, and on the rest of the days except Monday from 10:00 until 18:00. Visit their website for more information. This should take you around 1 hour to visit.
6. MNHA - Musée National d’Histoire et d’Art (National Museum of History & Art)
Musée National D'Histoire et D'Art or the National Museum of History and Art, is abbreviation to MNHA. It is located in southern Luxembourg city, this museum is dedicated to displaying artworks and artefacts from all epochs of Luxembourg. It is closed in Mondays and open the rest of the days from 10:00 to 18:00. Entrance is free for the permanent exhibition, and the entrance ticket for the temporary exhibitions costs 7€. Visit their website for more information. This should take you around 1 hour to visit.
7. MUDAM - Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean (Grand Duke Jean Museum of Modern Art)
The Grand Duke Jean Museum of Modern Art is abbreviated to Mudam, and it is located in the southern of Luxembourg city. It is closed on Tuesdays and open the rest of the days from 8:00 until 18:00. The entrance ticket costs 8€. Visit their website for more information. This should take you around 1 hour to visit.
8. Cathédrale Notre-Dame (Notre-Dame Cathedral)
The Cathédrale Notre-Dame is the Roman Catholic Cathedral of Luxembourg City, and it is the only cathedral in Luxembourg. This should take you between 15 and 30 minutes to visit.
9. Bibliothèque Nationale (National Library)
The National Library of Luxembourg is abbreviated as BnL, was founded in 1899 as a result of a series of different institutions which originated in the 18ᵗʰ century. The National Library is located in the Kirchberg district, it is closed on Mondays & Sundays. It is open from Tuesday to Friday from 10:00 until 20:00, and on Saturday from 10:00 until 18:00. Visit their website for more information. This should take you around 1 to 2 hours to visit.
10. Place Guillaume II (Guillaume II Square)
Place Guillaume II is a town square in southern Luxembourg, it lies to the west of Krautmaart and also lies to the north of Boulevard Franklin Delano Roosevelt. This is a great location to take a walk and wander around, there are also a lot of cafes and restaurants in that area. If you visit the square on Wednesday or Saturday morning; the market will be set up. This should take you between 15 to 30 minutes to visit, but you can also stay at a cafe or a restaurant near by to have a drink or eat.
11. Place D'Armes (Armes Square)
Place D'Armes is another square in Luxembourg that is also called “ Parlor of the City", and it is located in the old town. It is an integral part of the pedestrian zone, and it is also surrounded by cafes and restaurants. This should take you between 15 to 30 minutes to visit, but you can also stay at a cafe or a restaurant near by to have a drink or eat.
12. Place de la Constitution (Constitution Square)
This square has a memorial obelisk dedicated to Wold War II soldiers, resistance, and freedom. From that square you will have a great view over the Pétrusse Valley and the Adolphe Bridge. This should take you between 15 to 30 minutes to visit, but you can also stay at a cafe or a restaurant near by to have a drink or eat.
13. Quartier Gare (Gare District)
Gare district is a great district to stay in when visiting Luxembourg as it tends to be cheaper than other locations in Luxembourg. It is also a great area for shopping as it is filled with chain stores. This area is also the most lively area in Luxembourg. This should take you around 30 mins to explore, there are also walking tours that you can find there if you want.
Kirchberg is located in the north-east of the city of Luxembourg. It consists of a plateau called the 'Red Bridge' overlooking the north-east of the historical centre of the city, it is also the business district of Luxembourg's banking and financial centre. You can reach Kirchberg from Luxembourg city in about 5 minutes, and it should take you around 1 to 2 hours to explore.
15. Veianer Schlass (Vianden Castle)
Vianden Castle is located in Vianden in the north of Luxembourg, this is one of the largest fortified castles west of the Rhine with origins dating back to the 10th century. It is open everyday from 10:00 until 18:00. Entrance ticket costs 10€, you can also get a tour guide for 85€. Visit their website for more information. You can reach Vianden Castle from Luxembourg city in less that 30 minutes, and it should take you around 2 hours to explore the castle, afterwards you can walk around the town and have a meal.
Echternach is an abbey town in Luxembourg, it is part of the district of Grevenmacher, located in eastern Luxembourg. Echternach is located near the borders of Germany, and it is the oldest town in Luxembourg. During the summer months; a lot of events occur there, concerts such as Echterlive in July, concerts in September, folklore festivals and flea markets. You can reach Echternach from Luxembourg city in less that 40 minutes, and it should take you around 2 hours to explore or even longer than that depending on how time you have and how long you want to stay there.
Mullerthal is a village in eastern Luxembourg, is referred to as 'Luxembourg's Little Switzerland'. Visit their website for more information. Hiking the Mullerthal Trail is what people do there, you are supposed to walk in several circles around Echternach. People usually spend 6 days there, but if you do not have time to stay there then you can go on a day trip there, but be aware that 4-5 hours is not enough to complete a whole trail.