Things to do in Luxembourg city (Video) | Weekend itinerary

June 22, 2019

Luxembourg City – the capital of “Grand Duchy of Luxembourg” dates back to Roman era, thus there's no scarcity of historic monuments, great history, arts & architecture, along with French-German fusion cuisines.. has so much to offer every visitor; yet is super- compact that makes it possible to explore in a day or over a weekend.

Here’s a perfect weekend itinerary:

1. Adolphe Bridge 
Address: Uewerstad, 1212 Luxembourg 

At a height of 42 metres, the 153 meter long Adolphe bridge was once the of “biggest stone arch bridge in the world”!. In today’s world this height or length is nothing – but it does provide some of striking views of Luxembourg city; walking / biking on this bridge take your breath away! 

2. Casemates Bock
Address: 10 Montée de Clausen, 1343 Luxembourg

When you’re in Luxembourg city, you must explore the Bock Casemates - the17 kilometres long fortification tunnels, that were used as a bomb shelter for 35,000 people during World War II. It is also UNESCO World Heritage Site.

3. Notre-Dame Cathedral
Address: Rue Notre Dame, 2240 Luxembourg

Extremely impressive outside and inside! Entrance is free and not far away from other main attractions. After watching the Paris fire tragedy unfold it makes it more imperative to visit treasures like this while they are still somewhat in their natural beauty.

4. Grund (The old town)
Address: 13 Rue Plaetis, 2338 Luxembourg

Located in the lower fortified part of town, on the banks of the Alzette River, The Grund is one of the most beautiful and authentic areas of the city. With Bock Casements all around, this district houses popular attractions like Neumünster Abbey, Grand-Ducal palace and the City Hall.

5. Neumünster Abbey
Address: 28 Rue Münster, 2160 Luxembourg

Former abbey now is cultural center with exhibitions, concerts, performances. Our biggest problem was finding a way down 😊, there’s no clear direction, don’t hesitate ask someone if you’re struck with google maps.

6. Grand-Ducal Palace
Address: 17 Rue du Marché-aux-Herbes, 1728 Luxembourg

The Palace is not far from the main shopping areas in the city centre. It is a large building with lovely ornate architecture and soldiers standing guard outside. It’s open only during the summer months, we couldn’t go inside the palace, so I can only comment on what I saw outside.

7. Luxembourg City History Museum
Address: 14 Rue du St Esprit, 2090 Luxembourg

This impressive museum to located next to the Grund. The museum is built over four renovated 17th Century buildings, reflects upon not only the history of Luxembourg as a city and a nation, but also the architectural diversity and development of the city and its population since the 10th century.

8. Pfaffenthal Panorama Elevator
Address: 2 Rue du Pont, 2344 Luxembourg

The Pfaffenthal elevator gives magnificent views over the hill and the city while you either go up or down (yes it is worth taking it both ways). The view from the observatory deck is amazing. It is indeed free of charge!.

9. Fort Thüngen
Address: Rives de Clausen, 1499 Lëtzebuerg, Luxembourg

The museum “Drai Eechelen“ is located in the extraordinary restored keep of the fort Thungen, built in 1732-33. More than 600 objects and original documents, many of which have never been shown before, highlight the richness and the diversity of the museum’s collections.

10. American Cemetery of Luxembourg
Address: 50 Val du Scheid, 2517 Luxembourg

Surrounded by woods and set on a gentle, sloping hill, the cemetery, where 5000+ American soldiers are buried, is a striking reminder that freedom is not free!. It’s a bit far from the city centre. If you have time left, do plan to visit this historical monument.

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