Luxembourg Travel Guide

  • On Casement overlooking Vielle Ville
    On Casement overlooking Vielle Ville
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    Alzette River Valley
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    Shopping street in Luxembourg
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Luxembourg Things to Do

  • Historic City Center

    Many of Luxembourg's best sites are crammed into the streets that sit atop its highest sandstone cliffs in the centre of the city. Here among the tight, crowded streets that crisscross the flattened stone, you will find the fine Saint Michael's Church, the Grand Ducal Palace, as well as two of the country's greatest museums: the national History...

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  • Walking around

    ...but you will have to search for them. Luxembourg's buildings mainly date from the late 1600s/1700s. By 'older bits' I mean before that time. Luxembourg most certainly existed then, but there is very little to show for it. One of the most atmospheric parts I came across was a little street near the Bock in Vielle Ville, Rue de la Loge. There's...

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  • Grand Ducal Palace

    4 out of 5 stars

    Walking through downtown Luxembourg City we were completely unaware what we were looking at when we arrrived at the Grand Ducal Palace. The palace is not set back from the street and aside from its size, the presence of guards out front, and the flags flying from the roof it is sometimes mistaken for something else. The palace is the official...

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Luxembourg Hotels

Luxembourg Restaurants

  • Areas full of restaurants

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    It seemed to be an age since I had breakfast - and of course that was many hours ago in Brussels. So after looking around and even entering some other restaurants, I decided to eat here! It was a good choice and I had an enjoyable meal. Sadly during my visit, some loud Americans came in, disrupted everyone and then left due the cost being a...

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  • Pubs and Bar-Food

    3 out of 5 stars

    We were treated horribly by the staff at this café. We went there for breakfast - apparently one does not ask for croissants for breakfast at this place. And if you don't remember to order everything at the same time, the server will refuse to bring you anything else - because he already typed it in the machine. I kid you not, he refused to give us...

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  • Really Local

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    This place was on the corner of my hotel's street and every time I passed it was busy. With elderly gentlemen whiling away the hours with a newspaper, ladies lunching, families having a quick snack before or after shopping, couples, people with laptops... I assume it's part of the City Hotel, which exists on the floors above. But it didn't feel at...

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Luxembourg Nightlife

  • Pubs and Cafes

    Early in the evening, The Tube frequently offers lots of the sports games to be played on the television. As the night goes on, it turns more into a club with dance music and a more lively crowd. It is not a big place, and the long arched ceiling easily reminds you where the place got its name. The dress code is very casual.

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  • Dancing

    The Didjeridoo is a real disco, with a very special atmosphere. It is located in an old fabric-hall, and open three days a week. I think it is a nice place to go, if you like discos. WHAT A PITY!!!! This fabulous place has closed its doors forever. There is no didj anymore. Luxembourg has lost its best nightlife spot. Casual

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  • Special Events

    Salsa Party with live Music and DJ "Jack el Calvo" (Paris) Friday November the 28th KLANG & SANG 1, rue des Trois Glands, Luxembourg Entrance: 5 euros, Free for Ahinama Members Start: 21:00 End: 3:00 More info: http://www.ahinama.lu KLANG & SANG

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Luxembourg Transportation

  • Ride the bus

    I already knew that there was a regular and frequent bus service from Findel airport to the city, with a stop at Luxembourg railway station (Gare)....bus 16. I hadn't realised quite how regular (every 10 minutes during the day) or how efficient (large 'bendy' buses used at busy times) it would be. I assumed I'd have to buy my ticket somewhere...

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  • Take the train

    The main railway station in Luxembourg City is busy and seems to provide both domestic and international trains as well as acting as a bus hub for a number of lines throughout the city and country. The international trains seem to provide services to many locations north, south, west and even east. There are a number of kiosks and shops, which...

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  • Drive your car...

    I went to Luxembourg by car from West Germany. The distance between Cologne and Luxembourg is approximately 230 km and the best route leads via the E-road E44 along Koblenz and Trier. All roads in Luxembourg are very well maintained and petrol is about 15 to 20 % cheaper than in most neighbouring countries. Please also read my "Warning and...

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Luxembourg Shopping

  • Tiny Things in Tiny Places

    This tip is unnecessary for female VT's, because I think every true woman will find her way thru on this one :-) Luxembourg City's principal shopping areas comprise the Grande Rue and its side streets, the Gare (train station) area, and the Auchan shopping center on Kirchberg. Jewelry and designer fashions are particularly well represented....

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  • Nice Tips

    Yeah, it is special one, always closed one :) maybe I had unlucky but since I entered the duty free zone, they closed till I could enter... there is saying that alcohol is very cheap here but I am not that interested in that.

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  • North American Look!

    I found that I was wet and cold and my shoes had leaked. I thought I would buy socks to change into on the train back to Belgium. Good selection of formal and very informal clothing!

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Luxembourg Local Customs

  • Typical luxembourgish

    It is not totally true that Luxembourgish isn't a written language, and that french is the most used language. Only the strangers who work in luxembourg (as the French, the Portugise...) speak luxembourgish, and force the luxembourgishspeakers into french. But every one who is born in luxembourg speaks luxembourgish, so that even children of...

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  • Nice Tips

    Like any other nation, people of Luxembourg are very patriot and love their country and heroes of the nation. There are monuments every where for the people who died fighting for their country everywhere in the city. One which caught my eyes was National Monument of Solidarity.

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  • Street animation

    Around the core of the downtown there are different groups of street animators such as musical groups, creatures like on photo and actors playing quarreling crew of waiters, typical tourists etc. Everytime when you look somewhere there is a laughter because they all are very amusing.

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Luxembourg Warnings and Dangers

  • Getting Lost

    Not much you can do about it, but Luxembourg City can be surprisingly confusing with all the ups and downs. Just watch your map carefully, especially in the Ville Basse down below. Try to get an idea of where you are going from above, from the walls of the Ville Haute.

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  • Very Safe

    Luxembourg has to be one of the safest places on the planet, but don't let your guard down too much as even here there is some crime. The dodgiest part of the city seems to be in Gare, especially around the train station. There's a few seedy characters around here, but nothing threatening at all.

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  • TAKE A BATH OR SHOWER

    OK. Listen her mister. Notice I am only referring to guys. You are on your holidays. Fair enough – don’t shave. It hurts, you get cut, who needs that? You just got dressed in (I hope) clean clothes. What did we forget? You think the rest of humanity won’t notice? Let me tell you cold days (bad) or warm/hot days (much worse) you are a stinky bastard...

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Luxembourg Tourist Traps

  • CLOSED ON SUNDAYS

    Luxembourg is officially shut on Sundays. At least it seems like it. Most shops, grocery stores and just about anything cheap or useful is shut. In the City of Luxembourg there are some restaurants and over-priced souvenir shops. You can also find a few Tabacs for tobacco products, magazines, newspapers and criminally overpriced soft drinks. Also...

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  • POSTCARDS

    Should a postcard really cost $1-2 (US)? NO. All postcards are stupidly overpriced in Luxembourg and they will not give discounts for large amounts of cards. There is no reason to charge between 45 Euro cents and 2 Euros for cards that cost 3 Euro cents to produce and can be bought for only 7 Euro cents in London! There are NO cheap postcards in...

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  • PUBLIC TOILETS

    Many of the public toilets in Luxembourg charge, including those for the disabled! Even MacDonald’s charges (pictured). The local authorities do offer free temporary toilets in the Place Guillaume – when they are not locked (pictures 1&4). I used them on a Friday and found them locked on the Saturday and Sunday. I bet the city authorities wonder...

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Luxembourg What to Pack

  • Prepare for the weather

    I stay only 4 h in Luxembourg, but the weather at the time was strange: first it was cloudy, then rain and windy (strong wind). After sunny for only 2h, it ws suddently rain again. Prepare the rain coat or umbrella is better. Is the weather in Luxembourg always like that??

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  • Free map and brochures of Luxembourg

    During our time in Luxembourg we used a free map from the City Tourist Office. The map includes the locations of most sights as well as a street index. Besides free city maps the City Tourist Office provides several other helpful brochures, not only about Luxembourg-City but also about other destinations in the country.If you are planning to take...

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  • Travelling to Luxembourg in...

    There are a wide range of lockers available at the train station for left-luggage storage. Wheeled luggage is recommended particularly if you are having to use public transport to make it easier to travel with your luggage. A waterproof (preferably warm) coat is adviseable as there is a lot of rain at this time of year, and the average temperature...

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Luxembourg Off The Beaten Path

  • Churches

    I haven't been able to find anything out about this church, but I wanted to draw attention to it because its interior really surprised me. I came across whilst wandering and decided to have a look inside. The interior is very modern and I've discovered ( I think) that the building itself, despite appearances, only dates from the 1930s. I has some...

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  • Outsite the city

    Berdorf is a small town which is situated in the heart of a region known as "Little Switzerland". This area is dominated by a fascinating rocky landscape with forests and small waterfalls as well as little lakes. Coming from Echternach we parked our car in Berdorf and hiked about 2 hours through Luxembourg's "Little Switzerland". On the way we saw...

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  • Special tips

    Walferdange is not a very well-known place, it's a little village close to Luxembourg-city (15 min. by train) where there is nothing to see except the inhabitants and a few cows :-) But there is one great thing that you can do there : enjoy the "Pidal Club". This is a big complex where you can go swimming, do some fitness, eat and most of all,...

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Luxembourg Sports & Outdoors

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    by ATLC Written Apr 4, 2005

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    I forgot to take a photo, silly enough. But right by the city hostel runs the rail bridge. It's quite high. And right opposite the hostel, you can climb the pillars. I think this is a sports tip... :-)

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Luxembourg Favorites

  • Walking around - sightseeing

    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...

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  • The Fortress of Lucilinburhugh

    The fortress gate was built in 1735. Interestingly, when we entered Luxembourg by car and tried to find the youth hostel, we took a wrong turn and ended up in a tunnel. I now realise that the tunnel went all the way under the ancient quarters of the fortress!

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  • Archtecture

    Luxembourg City is no doubt situated in a dramatic physical setting. There are some interesting architectural highlights and some charming streets and hidden spots. You can find good accommodations and decent food and even some good drinking holes. However, I felt that there was something missing here. Maybe it was a clearly identifiable local...

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