With two full days in Luxembourg City we spent our time wisely exploring as much of the city as possible. The follow is a city guide to Luxembourg City featuring all of the top attractions and best things to do in this complete travel guide:
1) Corniche – pedestrian promenade with the best views of the city
2) Bock Casemates – old fortification of Luxembourg City
3) Three Towers – remnants of an old fortress
4) Grund – scenic neighborhood for walking, shopping, eating
5) Saint Michael’s church – oldest church in Luxembourg
6) Grand Ducal Palace – where the Grand Duke does business
7) National Museum of Art and History – top museum in the city
8) Shopping along the various streets in downtown Luxembourg
9) Passerelle – Viaduct bridge which looks like an aqueduct
10) William Square – popular market on Sundays and Wednesdays
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10 Things To Do In Luxembourg City | Top Attractions Travel Guide Travel Video Transcript:
Well, welcome to Luxembourg! The only Grand Duchy in the world. Over the next few days we’re going to be exploring the capital of Luxembourg City and this is going to be a little city guide to show you some of the highlights.
Located smack dab in between Germany, France, and Belgium, the little Grand Duchy of Luxembourg can be easy to miss if you’re not looking carefully, however, we’re of the opinion that this is a beautiful destination that you’ll definitely want to make time for. From picturesque neighbourhoods with cream coloured walls, to dazzling views of blue rooftops in the Old Town below, Luxembourg City is a charming destination that you’ll want to add to your European itinerary.
So this hear is the Corniche and it is a pedestrian promenade which has been called the most beautiful balcony in all of Europe because it gets some spectacular views of the old town.
So we are now entering the Bock Casemates and apparently this was the old fortification of Luxemborg and it was known as the Gibraltar of the north.
This was once one of the most envied fortresses in all of Europe.
Right now we’re visiting the Three Towers which are remnants of an old fortress.
We’ve been walking around a neighborhood called the Grund which is directly below the city center. And it is really picturesque and without tourists.
So behind me we have Saint Michael’s church which is the oldest church in Luxembourg. The first church to be built on this spot dates back to the year 987, however, the church was destroyed, rebuilt, and renovated many times over the centuries.
The Palace houses the Grand Duke’s office and during the summer months.
There is no shortage of museums in Luxembourg City, so we took some time to visit the National Museum of Art and History.
We are now looking at the Passerelle which is Luxembourg’s very own viaduct.
So we are now standing in William Square which is a really popular spot on Sundays and Wednesdays because local vendors setup shop and they sell all kinds of things from fresh produce, to flowers, street snacks.
So final thoughts of Luxembourg. Alright, to wrap things up here it was a really cool city. It is the type of city that you can explore in just one or two days. A weekend type of destination because a lot of the attractions are nearby one another. And we just found it a very easy city to get around in on foot.
So as a little travel tip if you’re planning on being in the city for a few days we really recommend the Luxembourg Card. This is what we used while we were here and it is really good for public transportation across the city. Across the country actually and you also get access to seventy different galleries, museums, historic attractions and it is not that expensive. I mean it depends on whether you get a family or an individual card but we really recommend it because we made a lot of use of it.
Our visit to Luxembourg City was short and sweet, but we hope this video gave you a little taste of what it’s like. Now it’s your turn: have you ever been to Luxembourg? If so, feel free to share some of your tips in the comments below.
This is part of our Travel in Luxembourg series. We’re making a series of videos showcasing Luxembourg culture, Luxembourg foods & Luxembourg cuisine.
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