things to do in luxembourg

A Day Exploring The City of Luxembourg

Luxembourg City is built on a Fortress.

When we were in Europe last summer of 2019, we decided to do a side  trip from Brussels to this beautiful balcony in Europe.

Luxembourg is bordered by Belgium on the west.  France on the south, and Germany on the northeast and east.

Traveling to Luxembourg from Brussels by Train

We took the train from Brussels to Luxembourg because this is the most easiest and convenient way for us. 

There are frequent services to take you to Luxembourg from Belgium

The distance between Brussels and Luxembourg is about 200 km and it will only take around 2 hours and 40 minutes.

How much is the cost of a train ticket from Brussels to Luxembourg?

Train ticket price varies from the time you book. 

The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest train ticket from Brussels to Luxembourg City is around $47.78.

So the trains from Brussels to Luxembourg depart call at the three main stations in Brussels (South, Central, and North) which is extremely convenient. 

How to buy a train ticket to get to Luxembourg

You can buy tickets online or on spot in any Belgium Railway Station. For those willing to book online, the best way to do it is through RailEurope.

Things To Know About Luxembourg

  • Luxembourg is one of the smallest countries in the world  located in northwestern Europe. 
  • The current population of Luxembourg is 626,562, based on Worldometer.
  • The median age in Luxembourg is 39.7 years.
  • Luxembourg is the 2nd richest country in the world
  • It has the highest minimum wage in the EU
  • One of the most world’s financial & business center that is a tax haven

Chemin De La Corniche, Luxemburg City

Luxembourg City is charming.

You can walk all over the town to see the most impressive sites in Luxembourg.

You must definitely visit the Chemin De La Corniche at least once in your lifetime because it is considered as the ‘Most Beautiful Balcony in entire Europe’.  

This captivating promenade for pedestrians to walk and adore the panoramic view of the city. 

Luxembourg is small enough to explore on foot, this compact city offers a wealth of fascinating attractions. 

Going to the top is not hard at all because the road going to the top is not very steep.

The view from the balcony is spectacular. 

If you are in Luxembourg put it on your list. You can definitely enjoy the breathtaking view from the top.

Bock Casemates

The Bock Casemates are underground passages in Petrusse Casemates.

It serves as the early defense system made up of kilometers of underground tunnels. 

The Grand Ducal Palace

The Grand Ducal Palace is situated in Old Town.  

The palace is the city residence of the Grand Ducal family including the Duke, Duchess, and their children. 

The Grand Ducal Palace is a stunning building in the middle of the city.

The streets of the City are closed off to vehicles so that you can enjoy a stroll through the many shops and Café’s around.

Can you go inside the Grand Ducal Palace?

You aren’t able to enter on your own. If you want to get in, you can join a guided tour from July until the end of August. 

You can  see what it is like to live in a palace and feel the grandeur. 

The guided tour takes visitors through the official reception rooms among other places of the palace.

The tours take place on the hour every day from 9 am to 5 pm, except for Wednesdays  where tours begin at 12pm.

Prices: Adults : 14€ – Child from 4 to 12 years old : 7€ – Child under 4 years old : Free

You can book your ticket here

The Notre Dame Cathedral

The Notre Dame Cathedral was built by the Jesuits to serve as a church to their college during the old days and now it serves as National Library. 

If you are in the area, the Notre Dame Cathedral is located on the main road. 

Opening hours: From 08:00 am to 18:00

Guided tour: Every Saturday at 11.30 am, without reservation

Luxembourg is a place that I would definitely recommend visiting if you are in the neighboring countries. It is among the safest countries in the world. 

 It is very manageable to visit where you can walk around the city –  you can reach almost every little corner you want to visit. 

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