Luxembourg is one of many small countries in Europe with an extensive history. The country shares borders with Germany, France and Belgium; which has had an influence on the language, culture and food. As Luxembourg is one of the richest countries in the world, you can expect travelling there to be a bit more expensive, which is why a lot of people stay for just a day. Hotels/hostels in Luxembourg City are quite expensive. I'm talking about $38 CAD/ night for a hostel. To stay at a hotel you would be looking at about $80 and up in low season.
Luxembourg City is quite unique as it has both modern and medieval architecture, a culturally diverse population, Michelin star restaurants and more. This country is so convenient, you can get from the south to the north in about an hour if you drive! Luckily, the most popular attractions are located in Luxembourg City, so you won't have to go too far from the the city centre.
ONE DAY IN LUXEMBOURG CITY--MUST SEE SIGHTS
Le Chemin de la Corniche
Le Chemin de la Corniche is a pedestrian walkway along the Alzette River overlooking the Grund and valley below. It's one of the best places to take photos in Luxembourg City as you can see. This walkway is also a nice place to go for a stroll and take in all the scenery.
Passerelle (Luxembourg Viaduct)
Passerelle can be seen from Le Chemin de la Corniche or you can walk over to the bridge. It was built in the 1800s and is now considered the old bridge as another was built in the 1900s. This bridge has lots of historical significance to the city. Passerelle also offers panoramic views of the city. There is a park below so you can relax or walk around.
Grand Ducal Palace
Grand Ducal Palace is the residence of Luxembourg's Grand Duke and is one of the main attractions in the city. From July to August you can actually get a guided tour of the palace. The rest of the year the palace is closed to tourists. You can also watch the changing of the guard between June and September, however it only happens once a month.
Luxembourg City Hall
Located in the main square near the tourist centre, Luxembourg City Hall is home to the mayor of the city. This building also hold special events like wedding reception. City Hall used to be a monastery for monks which ended after the French Revolutionary War. It's definitely worth a visit plus you can learn more about Luxembourg's history.
Place Guillaume II
The area around this statue was under construction when I visited, hence the barriers around it. This statue honors King Grand Duke II, who reigned for 9 years. Before he died he gave the country it's first parliamentary constitution. The statue is located in the main square in the city centre along with other important monuments.
The Grund is an area in the lower valley of Luxembourg, next to the Alzette River. The Grund offers great views of the Casemates and old medieval houses. It's a nice place to walk around for picturesque views as well as cute shops, cafes and Michelin star restaurants.
Casemates du Bock
Originally built in 963, the Casemates were a fortress used to protect the city until they were destroyed. Today, the Casemates are a UNESCO World Heritage Site and major tourist attraction for the city of Luxembourg. From February until the beginning of November, you can actually wander through the tunnels and check out the dungeons, chambers, balconies and archeological crypt for 6 euros.
If you have time, make your way up to Vianden. This city is about a 50 minute drive from Luxembourg City. This city is most famous for the Vianden Castle, which is a UNESCO site. This castle dates back to the 11th century and is one of the largest fortified castles. It is open year round to tourists and offers an inside look at a historical Romanesque/ Gothic castle.
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