Luxembourg is a small country in size but a big country at heart! Tourists like to visit this country, not only for its food and wine but also for its museums, castles and natural beauty. Also, did you know that to visit the city center in Luxembourg you can use public transport without paying for a ticket? As of 29 February 2020 Luxembourg became the first country to introduce no-charge public transportation which will be almost completely funded through public expenditure. Don’t know where to go? What to see? No worries, here I have 15 places for you to visit in Luxembourg!
1. The Old Quarter of Luxembourg City
Visiting the old quarter is a must when you are in Luxembourg, this place was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994. You can explore this area on foot and there are lots of things to see; from beautiful old houses, small rivers with little bridges, and the famous Adolphe Bridge.
2. Luxembourg’s Bock cliff
Don’t forget to visit the Bock cliff in Luxembourg city. This is a vast complex of underground tunnels and galleries, built around 1644 and used as World War II bomb shelters. This area also offers an amazing view of the old city.
3. Grand Ducal Palace
One of the most visited places in Luxembourg is the Grand Ducal Palace. The Palace is the official residence of the Grand Duke of Luxembourg, and where he performs most of his duties as head of state of the Grand Duchy. People can visit inside the palace on organised tours, perhaps you will spot him!
4. Walls of the Corniche
Walls of the Corniche or Chemin de la Corniche is a path atop 17th-century fortified walls, with views over rooftops, churches, and the Alzette valley. From this place you will see a different angle of the old city with a lovely view, great for taking photos.
5. Place Guillaume II
Place Guillaume II is a Town Square in the heart of Luxembourg’s historic Ville Haute quarter. The square is dominated by Luxembourg City Hal and is also used as an open-air music venue to host events.
6. National Museum of History and Art
If you like to visit museums, you must visit this one. Situated in the Fish market, the historic heart of the city in the Ville Haute quarter, this museum is dedicated to displaying artworks and artefacts from all eras of Luxembourg history. Take at least one day to visit this place.
7. Grand Duke Jean Museum of Modern Art
Grand Duke Jean Museum of Modern Art is the place where you can find modern and contemporary art from famous artists such as Bruce Nauman, Andy Warhol, Julian Schnabel and more. There is a permanent exhibition but also many temporary art exhibitions and workshops to enjoy.
If you want to visit the other side of Luxembourg you must visit the town of Echternach, near the border with Germany. It is the oldest town in Luxembourg and offers many nice things to do, from hiking in Mullertal or cycling along the River Sure or just exploring the town on foot in the pretty town center.
9. The Luxembourg Ardennes
Ardennes is definitely one of the best beautiful places in Luxembourg worth it to visit. In Ardennes, you can find high forested plateaus, sheer cliffs, wooded hills, and hidden valleys, and of course with stunning views. Ready to go?
10. The Luxembourg City History Museum
Another museum to visit in Luxembourg city is The Luxembourg City History Museum or Musée d’Histoire de la Ville de Luxembourg. It illustrates the thousand-year history of the City of Luxembourg with both permanent and temporary exhibits. Visitors can enjoy the combined ancient architecture with modern extensions.
11. Bourscheid Castle
If you like the countryside and love the fairy castles you must visit the Bourscheid Castle located near the village of Bourscheid in north-eastern Luxembourg. This medieval castle stands on a site with archaeological evidence of structures dating back to Roman times.
12. Upper Sûre Natural Park
This park is located in the Oesling region and is primarily an area of conservation and a specially protected area for wild birds. At the heart of the park is the Upper Sûre Lake, the largest area of water in Luxembourg.
13. Notre-Dame Cathedral
This Roman Catholic Cathedral was originally a Jesuit church, and its cornerstone was laid in 1613. It is the only cathedral in Luxembourg and i s very impressive!
Rumelange is a commune with town status in south-western Luxembourg, on the border with France. The famous and main attraction in this town is the National Mining Museum. Many of the exhibits are deep down in the mine, but don’t worry, it is safe.
Mullerthal is a village in the commune of Waldbillig, in eastern Luxembourg. What makes this village special is that it is also known as Little Switzerland. You will love it! You will walk in beautiful fields and forests, and admire incredible rock formations. People come to see the famous Schéissendëmpel waterfall.