Walking around - sightseeing, Luxembourg

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  • Wenzel Circular Walk Sign
    Wenzel Circular Walk Sign
  • Wenzel Circular Walk: Lamppost
    Wenzel Circular Walk: Lamppost
  • Grund Gate
    Grund Gate
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    Wenzel Circular Walk

    by HORSCHECK Updated Jan 23, 2008

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    Favorite thing: The so called Wenzel Circular Walk is a good way to explore Luxembourg's oldest parts in about 2 hours.

    The walk is named after Wenceslas II Duke of Luxembourg and leads along many historic sights.

    Among them are the Bock Casemates, the Castle Bridge, the Grund Gate, the Wenzel Wall, the Neumünster Abbey and the Rham Plateau.

    The Wenzel Circular Walk is well signposted by metal plates in the ground. A brochure about the walk is available at the Tourist Information Office.

    Wenzel Circular Walk: Lamppost Wenzel Circular Walk Sign Grund Gate
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    Cows and banks

    by Norali Updated Aug 18, 2005

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    Favorite thing: My first visit of Luxemburg city was moons and moons ago. I did it by car. No wonder I haven't found this town impressive at all. Very probably I haven't seen anything. Anyway, not the Palais Grand Ducal.

    This time, I did it on foot and enjoyed the visit, soaking up the nevertheless cold ambience of Luxembourg city.

    Some hours on the train from Brussels, going through the green Southern areas of Belgium. Then stepping down at Gare Centrale de Luxembourg. From there, I browsed the outlets along Avenue de la gare. Had some warm beverages in a salon de thé. The fruit pies and the viennoiseries lured me but I resisted. My hot chocolate was fine. I was looking forward to it because it was cold. Then only, I headed to the city center for a more enjoyable experience.

    Fondest memory: Back to 1999, when I asked a Luxemburger University friend of mine how came there were (are) so many Luxemburger students in Belgian B-schools and Universities, she told me that it was because they didn't have any University there. So students who wanted to attend University and B-schools had to "export" themselves in neighbouring countries as Belgium, Germany and France.

    Seeing how astonishing her response was, she added another explanation: "It's because we only have cows and banks"... Hilarious precision...

    Now, whenever one talks about Lux, this answer uses to come to my mind.

    Walking in Luxemburg city, I actually saw banks... lots of them. And, coming from Brussels by train, I saw cows :-) but not that many. Well, maybe I had to roam the rural villages...

    Stall item near Place d'Armes
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    Guided tour

    by Imbi Written Jun 2, 2004

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    Favorite thing:

    Luxembourg tourist office organises guided walk during summer, these tours are operated in different languages so every one is happy. If you have short time to explore city then guide tour would be a best option.

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    Tourist Information Office

    by Imbi Written Jun 2, 2004

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    Favorite thing:
    Tourist Information Office is situated in the beautiful building of City Palace. Helpful staff welcomes warmly to every one (at least me) and they speak very good English. You can get city map for free and a guide for Euro 1. There are also other information available in the office.

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    Luxembourg - the green capital

    by SWFC_Fan Written Jun 22, 2003

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    Favorite thing: In contrast to many capital cities, Luxembourg contains a lot of greenery.

    Pictured here is the Pont Adolphe (I believe), over the Petrusse Valley.

    There are steps that take you down into the valley, where you can follow the walking paths.

    Greenery in Luxembourg

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    Place d'Armes

    by sargentjeff Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Favorite thing: This is probably the main square in the city, and although there wasn't a lot going on this day, there are lots of nice things to see in the immediate area. This is also the site of the tourist information office where you can get free city maps and a small guidebook on the attractions.

    Mariangela and Place d'Armes
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    Take a walk or trainride...

    by Pavlik_NL Written Sep 8, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Take a walk or trainride through the Canyon of the Petruse. How this tiny little stream cut out the enormous precipus that devides the city into two halfs can be considered a little miracle of nature (or just nature endless patience).

    Fondest memory: Completely surprised by meeting a friend on the Place de l'Armee, while listening to funny fanfare-music.

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    The single most important...

    by silvia-m.b Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: The single most important activity in Luxembourg is walk around their Downtown: Place d'Armes, Avenue Emile Reuter, Boulevard Royale, Rue Philippe II, Avenue de la Porte...

    Fondest memory: When I'm away from Luxembourg I miss their night with their illuminated buildings and Heritage.

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    Pétrusse Valley and Place d’Armes

    by Bjorgvin Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Take a walk in the Pétrusse Valley below the Adolphe and the Passerelle bridges, which forms a natural dividing line between the Upper Town and Plateau Bourbon. In beautiful weather it is good for body and soul.

    Fondest memory: Sitting in a street café on Place d’Armes overlooking the pedestrian zone watching the people go by.

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    capital of the Grand Duchy

    by jasonlammons Written Jan 22, 2007

    Favorite thing: Very rich history and very nice, clean city.

    Fondest memory: I enjoyed the entire trip, it was only a day venture but we covered a lot of ground.

    scenic shot from casemates violinist scenery alleyway Luxembourg
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    • Arts and Culture
    • Historical Travel
    • Architecture

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    A Great Walking City

    by Blatherwick Written Dec 20, 2004

    Favorite thing: It's a great city. No matter were you are dramatic cliffs overlooking charming valleys. This is the reasons that Luxembourg has been given World Heritage Site status.

    Looking up at Old Town

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    Looking down on steps leading...

    by nighthawk Written Sep 12, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Looking down on steps leading downwards through a park from the busstation at a square where the war remembrance obelisk stands.

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    Explore the center of the...

    by Russophile Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Explore the center of the city, its walk streets and the Grand Duke's palace.

    Fondest memory: Snow falling on the cobblestones in town.

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