Fun things to do in Luxembourg

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    Rue Plaetis

    by acemj Updated May 21, 2006

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    Rue Plaetis is the road that runs just above the Alzette River Valley above the Grund and provides arguably the best views over the lower town. Check out the three pictures here for some examples of the views. Just above Rue Plaetis is Rue Sosthene Weis and above that is the pedestrianized chemin de la Corniche, both of which also provide excellent views.

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    Grund

    by acemj Updated May 21, 2006

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    The Grund was once a working class quarter. I'm not sure who lives there now, but it is a pleasant little area to visit in a picturesque setting along the river Alzette. You can get there by taking an elevator from the Old Town that is directly above the little bridge that spans the Alzette or by walking along the Montee de Clausen and walking through the neighboring district of Clausen. I took the scenic route enabling me to check out a bar in Clausen and to see the Mousel Brewery. I checked out the church of St. Jean Baptiste and strolled the streets of the Grund (it won't take long since it's a small area) before settling onto a stool in Scott's Pub for a couple local brews.

    You'll find mostly attractive, tiny and ancient houses here, with a only a few in a sad state of disrepair. The views back up the hillside to the Old Town make for some good photo opportunities if you're here at the right time of day.

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    Chambre des D?put?s

    by morgenhund Written Dec 9, 2005

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    The chambre des D?put?s adjoins the Ducal palace and is the seat of Luxembourg's parliament. Unlike other countries (e.g. the UK) the security appears remarkably low key - there is even a public bike stand outside the front entrance.

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    The city wall

    by leplaya Written Sep 21, 2005

    A great walk around the city would be to follow around the city's wall. The wall is beautif\ul and from inside the city, you get a great view of the buildings and valleys below. There are many historical markers along the way. The wall is easily accessible (in fact you have to cross it to get to the historical city center from the train station) and there is a clearly marked walkable area next to it. I believe that it's the city's walls that makes this city. It gives a truly medieval feel to the city.

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    Gorgeous Gorges

    by miketrudeau Updated Sep 2, 2005

    I guess this isn't really a very helpful tip. Basically, you should come to Luxembourg just to see the way it's built into a gorge (crevice, canyon). All the streets twist and turn in unexpected and interesting ways. It's easy to get lost. Also, there are many steep hills.
    The way the city is built on a three-dimensional plane is really neat. Not only are things oriented beside each other but above and below too. It's hard to describe, you've got to see it for yourself.

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    EU Area

    by el_ruso Written Sep 5, 2007

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    Luxembourg hosts a number of international and EU institutions. They are located in the modern area north of the city center.

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    Hotel de Ville

    by acemj Updated May 21, 2006

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    The town hall is located on place Guillaume II. I didn't visit the interior, but the outside is fairly basic in the Neoclassical style. The front is dominated by two guardian copper lions.

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    Chemin de la Corniche.

    by bonio Written May 16, 2005

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    This is a pedestrian (mostly) only footpath, easy to follow and takes you through the casements and old fortifications. More photos in a travellogue later.

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    Cercle municipal

    by ATLC Written Apr 4, 2005

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    On Place 'd Armes stands this grand building that is nowadays used for functions and receptions. I had a gala dinner there. See restaurant tips for a view inside.

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