To be honest I knew nothing about Luxembourg and struggled to find much online to guide me. Luxembourg is a small European country, surrounded by Belgium, France, and Germany. It’s mostly rural, with dense Ardennes forest and nature parks in the north, rocky gorges of the Mullerthal region in the east, and the Moselle river valley in the southeast. Its capital, Luxembourg City, is famed for its fortified medieval old town perched on sheer cliffs.
With such little time to explore, as I was working both days we were there, we stayed in the city for sightseeing. Getting around the city is easy using the tram service which we find reliable and cheap. In fact, at the weekend it’s free to travel to the city by tram!
Luxembourg is a UNESCO World Heritage City and I could see why it is so pretty with its pastel-colored facades and chimney rooftops. Travel to the Chemin de la Corniche, which literally translates ” the most beautiful balcony” for stunning views of the city and canal. There is a bench at the top to sit down and take in the breathtaking views of this fairytale city.
Head back down into the city and enjoy wandering around the streets and back alleys of the old city. You will be greeted by beautiful architecture and pink and lemon houses, cobbled streets and open squares where you can sit back and enjoy a drink or two people watching
Whilst in Europe never pass up a patisserie, these window displays of macarons of every color of the rainbow were calling my name!
If you have time, grab a bus up into the woods for a hike. I was up on the German border to photograph the christening and the scenery was breathtaking! I wish I could have stayed longer to explore a bit more
I would definitely recommend visiting Luxembourg for a weekend break, so quick and easy to get too from the UK. The price of food and drink is typical European city prices, the locals speak English, French, and German.
Have you visited Luxembourg, would love to hear your thoughts in the comments
I flew British Airways from LHR to Luxembourg
I stayed in the Sofitel Luxembourg City
NB: All photos and opinions are my own
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