Visit Luxembourg City and the Grand Duchy

Luxembourg offers a wealth of outdoor and leisure activities for visiting and discovering this beautiful country. The landscapes are varied and the sights numerous.
Here you’ll find tours of Luxembourg City, the Grand Duchy’s nature parks, cultural and historical outings, train or water rides, castle visits, …

Visit Luxembourg on a budget

Discounts with Luxembourg Card

The Luxembourg Card is a passport valid all year round. It offers free access or considerable discounts in more than 60 museums and major tourist sites in Luxembourg for 1, 2 or 3 days. Some sites also offer guided tours.
The Luxembourg Card lets you discover Luxembourg at a low price! It offers individual and family packages.

In addition, you can download the Luxembourg Card application for free on itunes or Google Play.

Accommodation in Luxembourg youth hostels

Many youth hostels are available throughout the Grand Duchy. To find a youth hostel in Luxembourg, contact the Luxembourg Youth Hostel Central.

Youth hostels are open to everyone, whether you’re an individual traveler, a family or a group. What’s more, they’re not aimed specifically at young people.

The facilities are simple, but very comfortable. The structures are very well maintained. The prices are also very interesting and far from the prices charged in hotels.

The must-sees in Luxembourg

The City of Luxembourg is the capital of Luxembourg. As you walk through it, you will be seduced by this unique mix of historic districts and modernity! There are many ways to visit this beautiful city.

Historic districts

Since 1994, the old quarters of the city of Luxembourg have been listed as a Unesco World Heritage Site. You can discover them on foot or by bike and let yourself be lulled by their charm. This walk takes you through the Grund, Clausen, Pfaffenthal and Ville-Haute districts.

The historic Wenzel tour and many other tours offered by the Tourist Office
retrace the history of the City of Luxembourg. Wander the streets to discover the various historic sites and magnificent views of Luxembourg’s capital.

Luxembourg, a fortress city

The history of the Casemates du Bock and de la Pétrusse

The Rocher du Bock is the birthplace of the city of Luxembourg. In 963, Count Sigefroi built a fortified castle on this rock. The casemates are a Unesco World Heritage site.

The first underground galleries, the casemates, were built in 1644, under Spanish rule. Enlarged twice, they measured 23 kilometers. This defense system extended over several floors and included galleries dug up to 40 meters deep. Carved into the rock, these tunnels provided shelter for soldiers and horses. Above all, the fortress provided a means of surviving enemy assaults, thanks to its underground kitchens, bakeries and slaughterhouses. Because of these impressive bastions, the city of Luxembourg was nicknamed the “Gibraltar of the North”. The “Gibraltar of the North” was protected by 3 fortified belts and 24 forts.

Following the independence of Luxembourg in 1839, the fortress was evacuated and dismantled. The fortifications were razed in 1867. New facilities such as the Municipal Garden have been created.

Visit the Casemates

You can visit the Casemates du Bock and those of the Pétrusse, reopened in June 2022 after 7 years of work and a new scenography of any beauty.

The Casemates galleries are worth a visit, don’t miss them! It is the first tourist site of the City of Luxembourg. The month of August alone saw almost 30,000 visitors, or more than 1,000 per day.

The starting point of the tour is the Clausen Climb. for the Casemates du Bock. Meet at Place de la Constitution, under the Gelle-Fra, for the Casemates de la Pétrusse. Please note the opening hours: the Casemates are closed from November to February.

Would you like to visit part of the Casemates in a rather unusual and sporty way? The DKV Urban Trail ends in style with a final run in the dark. You follow the Casemates galleries for almost 1km through the Casemates, guided only by the sound of drums. Bewitching!

The Grand Ducal Palace

The Grand Ducal Palace is a Renaissance-style castle. It is located in the upper town of Luxembourg. The Palace has been the workplace and city residence of the Luxembourg Grand-Ducal family since 1890. It also hosts the Chamber of Deputies since 1848.

The history of the Grand Ducal Palace

Originally, the place housed the Town Hall which was destroyed by a gunpowder explosion in the basement of the building in 1554. It was rebuilt in 1573. Louis XIV’s troops bombarded it in 1683. Restored, the palace became the Seat of the States and, during the French era, housed Napoleon’s administration. The “Balance” building was added in 1741.

Since 1815, when Luxembourg became independent, the country has seen a succession of governments. During his visits to Luxembourg, King Grand Duke William II takes up residence here. It thus marks the definitive establishment of the Luxembourg sovereign in Luxembourg at the end of the 19th century. During the Second World War, the Palace was occupied by the Nazis. The Palace is now occupied by the Grand Ducal Family. She appears on the balcony at major popular events and official ceremonies.

Visit the Grand Ducal Palace

The Grand Ducal Palace can be visited from July to early September. Guided tours are available in 5 languages. Visits are by appointment only, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the LCTO. The Palace is guarded by a guard service, an integral part of the tourist attraction.

On Bastille Day, the changing of the guard can be a great distraction.

Every summer in July, the City Open Air Cinema with Orange takes place in the courtyard of the Grand Ducal Palace. Don’t miss this beautiful animation under the stars.

Other visits of the City of Luxembourg

You can also visit the city through its many museums to discover the history and culture of Luxembourg.

Through the magnificent park of the Vallée de la Pétrusse, discover the old quarters aboard the Pétrusse Express.

Do not hesitate to consult the Luxembourg City Tourist Office for numerous tours and itineraries, guided tours and thematic tours. They will take you beyond the beaten track. You will also find all the information about the attractions and events of the City of Luxembourg.

Visit the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

logo national tourism office luxembourgInteractive and richly illustrated, the website of the Luxembourg Tourist Office presents the attractiveness and diversity of the tourist offer. The visitor will find the complete range of information related to tourism, such as special offers, suggestions for activities, a calendar of events, a traveler’s guide, etc.

The Luxembourg countryside is beautiful. It is worth seeing and exploring. Here are some of our favorite spots and tips.

To stay there beyond a one-day visit, all the campsites, farm cottages and chalets are on these sites: and See also our range of youth hostels.

Visit the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, Lake Haute-Sûre

Visit Luxembourg’s historic sites

There are many historic sites to visit, including castles that bear witness to Luxembourg’s history and culture. You can also visit the museums of Luxembourg City and the Grand Duchy.

Castle of Clervaux

Château de Clervaux was originally a medieval castle built in several stages. Situated on a rocky spur in the north of Luxemborug, it overlooks the houses of the village of Clervaux.

The Luxembourg government, which owns the site, completely renovated the building following its destruction during the Second World War. Today, the Château de Clervaux houses 3 very interesting museums:

Castle of Vianden

Built from the 5th century on a rocky spur overlooking the Our Valley, the Castle of Vianden acquires its current form from the 11th century.

It welcomes over 200,000 visitors every year. It is one of Luxembourg’s most visited sites.

Located in the Luxembourg Ardennes, Château de Vianden is a majestic medieval palace castle. Numerous defense systems (ramparts, drawbridges, portcullis, etc.) can be seen.

Following the application submitted to Unesco in 2012, Vianden Castle has been recognized as an “outstanding cultural feature deserving conservation and protection”.

The de Nassau family acquired this residence from the Counts of Vianden by inheritance. It remained the property of the Grand Ducal family of Luxembourg until 1977. It was then given to the Luxembourg state which undertook its restoration.

Every year in August, its medieval festival recreates the folkloric atmosphere of the time.

A suggestion: take a walk in Vianden and if you are not afraid of heights, take the chairlift.

Valley of the Seven Castles

The Valley of the Seven Castles will take you to 7 impressive and very different castles. All witnesses to Luxembourg’s history, some have been fully restored. Others can only be seen from the outside.

The seven castles are located in Koerich, Septfontaines, Ansemburg, Hollenfels, Schoenfels and Mersch. They can be the object of a 24 km road trip through beautiful countryside.

You can also follow the walking and cycling trail along the Eisch Valley (37 km) for a beautiful hike. The Eisch Valley used to be a steel-producing area. There are still caves in which families of miners lived. It is now a protected natural area.

Beaufort castles

Both castles are well worth a visit. The medieval castle dates from the 11th century and is in ruins. The castle dating from the Renaissance can be visited. Take the opportunity to taste the Cassero, a delicious liqueur made from black bilberries. It’s also a good starting point for walks in the Müllerthal region.

Bourglinster Castle

Discover also the Château de Bourglinster, whose origins date back to the 11th century. Take the opportunity to enjoy the gastronomic restaurant La Distillerie, located in the Château. The Michelin Guide awarded the Chef with 3 stars. In 2020 and 2021, the restaurant was voted “World’s Best Vegetarian Restaurant”.

Museums of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

When visiting Luxembourg, you can also discover its museums to better understand the country’s culture and history.

We particularly recommend the Musée de l’Imprimerie in Grevenmacher or the Musée de l’art brassicole et de la Tannerie at Château de Wiltz. The Musée Rural et Artisanal in Peppange can also teach you about life in Luxembourg in days gone by. Find out more about Luxembourg museums on this page.

Iron and steel industry

Discover Luxembourg’s industrial history through the country’s southern iron mines. Minett Park is a leisure park built around the theme of mining.Some leisure parks are also a good way to combine tourism with culture and fun. Don’t forget them!

Cascade Schiessentümpel Mullerthal Luxembourg

Müllerthal region, a must in Luxembourg

The Müllerthal region is one of the places in Luxembourg that you should not miss. Also known as “Luxembourg’s Little Switzerland”, this region is a must for hiking in Luxembourg!

Natur – & Geopark Mëllerdall, registered as a UNESCO Global Geopark

The Müllerthal region is a UNESCO Global Geopark, thanks to its astonishing geology. The landscapes are enchanting. They look like something out of a fairy tale. The various rock formations have surprising names. The vegetation is also remarkable for its diversity.

To help you organize your stay, or even take a day trip, contact the Office Régional du tourisme de la Région Mullerthal-Petite Suisse Luxembourgeoise (ORT).

Family outings in Luxembourg’s Little Switzerland

The area is ideal for hiking. The walkers will be able to cross the forests in the middle of immense cliffs and narrow valleys. Numerous trails are signposted, accessible to all levels and ages. It’s the perfect place for a family outing .

But beware of the weather. Some trails may be difficult to access, depending on the weather. It inaugurates the hiking season in Luxembourg .

The inauguration in May marks the beginning of the beautiful season. A great opportunity to discover the region.

When exploring the region, don’t miss the famous “Schiessentümpel” waterfall, featured on every postcard of the Müllerthal. You can request guided tours.

Every year, seasoned hikers look forward to the Mullerthal Trail Season Opening event. Experienced runners and hiking enthusiasts meet up in Luxembourg’s Little Switzerland.

Trails in the Müllerthal

The Müllerthal trail is very famous with its 112 kilometers. It has been awarded the “Leading Quality Trails – Best of Europe” label.

Every year in September, the famous Mullerthal ultra trail takes place. The most experienced runners compete with the best on the narrow paths and in the middle of the rocks of Luxembourg’s little Switzerland. There is something for all ages and all levels of sport with 6 races on the program. You can even earn qualification points for the UTMB®.

Are you a trail enthusiast? Do you know the DKV Urban Trail in Luxembourg? You will surely find a course for you.

Echternach, Luxembourg’s oldest town

Echternach is the capital of the region and the oldest town in Luxembourg. Situated in the heart of the Mullerthal, the town is best known for its dancing procession, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Basilica of Saint Willibrord is also worth a visit.

It also boasts a Roman villa, one of the largest in the region. The villa had no fewer than 70 rooms.

Take the opportunity to visit the Echternach Abbey and its museum. There are notably manuscripts of less Benedictine.

The Echternach lake offers a wide range of water sports and activities. You can go pedal boating or fishing if you have a fishing permit. The path around the lake is ideal for roller skating or cycling.

In summer, you can attend the e-Lake music festival or take in a film at theOpen-Air cinema.

Echternach also boasts a youth hostel offering a wide range of activities, including climbing on a 14-meter-high wall.

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Luxembourg Ardennes region

Natural park of the Haute-Sûre

The Parc Naturel de la Haute-Sûre, or Naturpark Öewersauer in Lëtzebuergesch, is a magnificent region of woodland and farmland. It is the first Natural Park of Luxembourg. The Haute-Sûre Nature Park is part of the Eisleck region in the north-west of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.

The Haute-Sûre nature park offers family-friendly, open-air tourism in the wooded Ardennes region.

Visit the Haute-Sûre Nature Park

The Park House will give you all the information about the Natural Park and the activities in the area. A mobile application on the Natural Park will allow you to know all the useful information and activities to practice there. An interactive exhibition allows you to better understand the region and its natural beauties. You can also buy regional products. Located in a former drapery factory, you can visit a museum dedicated to fabric manufacture.

Camping areas are available for tourists.

Take the opportunity to admire the village of Esch-sur-Sûre, nestling in the meandering Haute-Sûre. It is overlooked by a ruined manor house.

There’s also an adventure park in Heiderscheid.

The hikes in the park of the Haute-Sûre

Naturpark Öewersauer offers fabulous hiking and biking trails.

The park covers an area of over 160 km2, with a rich diversity of landscapes. Hikers will be able to walk through forested highlands and explore natural valleys. Hikers can walk more than 700 km of marked trails.

The lake of Haute-Sûre and its nautical base of Lultzhausen

In the center of the Natural Park, the artificial lake of the Haute-Sûre provides drinking water to the majority of the Luxembourg territory. Since the 1950s, a dam has cut the bed of the Upper Sûre River, creating an artificial lake.

Today, many water sports can be enjoyed on Lac de la Haute-Sûre.

You can swim in the lake at different places like Lultzhausen, Insenborn, Baschleiden or Liefrange. Swimming is regulated and supervised.

The Lultzhausen water sports base, which opened in May 2012, is now completely renovated. It offers visitors modern and efficient sports equipment.

With advance booking, discover the flora and fauna of Lake Haute-Sûre on board the Inselborn solar boat. The walk lasts 2 hours. A stop along the way allows you to visit the Forest Discovery Centre.

Our River Nature Park

The Parc Naturel de l’Our is located to the north-east of the Oesling in Luxembourg’s Ardennes region. Covering more than 300 km², it is a traditionally rural and agricultural region. It’s a favorite destination for hiking and nature lovers.

Hiking in the Our Natural Park

The region is well worth a day’s or even several days’ visit. You’ll discover magnificent landscapes with plateaus and deep valleys. The region boasts great ecological, plant and bird diversity.

Walk, Nordic walk or mountain bike along the signposted paths, and let yourself be captivated by the magic of the superb views.

Regular events are organized in the communes making up the nature park. You’ll find a calendar of events here.

Robbesscheier nature center and living museum in Munshausen

Robbessheier is a tourist center and eco-museum. It offers numerous activities and attractions for the whole family.

Discover the draught horse in this Ardennes draught horse tourism area. Enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride through the magnificent Parc Naturel de l’Our. You can also learn how to work with a draught horse, and even train for several days.

For an unforgettable day out in the countryside with family, friends or colleagues from the same company, you can visit the museum and the water mill, ride donkeys or thresh hay. Take part in workshops on baking, sawmilling, blacksmithing, ceramics, candle-making and jam-making. In June, honey extraction takes center stage. In August and September, you can take part in the potato harvest.

You can dine on our natural, home-cooked meals made from farm produce. Lots of ingredients for a great day!

Other family activities in Our

For adventure outings and a great family day out, don’t miss :

  • Indian Forest adventure park
  • Sentier Sonore du parc naturel de l’Our. This hiking trail dotted with sound installations will delight families. Along a 6.5 km stretch of the Our nature park, you can make music to your heart’s content while listening to the sounds of nature. 3-hour guided tour on request.

The Luxembourg Moselle Valley

The Moselle Valley, “Miselerland”, is a beautiful region. It can be visited on foot or by car for those in a hurry, by boat or by bike… Whatever the season, it’s a region well worth a visit. In spring or autumn, you’ll be charmed! In addition to its wine-making tradition, the Moselle Valley offers many activities for all tastes.

The Moselle Valley is located about 20 km from the capital of Luxembourg.

In September, this wine-growing region celebrates the end of the grape harvest with the traditional “Hunnefeier”. On this occasion, the city of Schengen welcomes many stands of second-hand goods, wine tasting or local gastronomy. Street performers are also on hand, along with other entertainment.

Wine tourism, cellar visits and wine tasting

For wine tourism enthusiasts, follow the “Weinstross” Wine Route. It is indicated and signposted on the roads and winds along the Moselle coast.

Take time to stop off in the various wine villages to soak up their charm: Wellenstein, Bech-Kleinmacher, Wormeldange, etc. Visit the various crémant or wine cellars. Taste the different grape varieties and enjoy the local production.

In addition to the large crémant cellars, you will discover small producers. The Moselle wine producers organize guided tours upon reservation.

Visit the Wine Museum in Ehnen

The Ehnen Wine Museum is located at the foot of the vineyards, facing the Moselle River, in the heart of Luxembourg’s wine region. Installed in an old winegrower’s house dating from the 18th century, the Wine Museum will delight young and old, wine lovers or not!

When visiting the museum, you will see a cooperage, a distillery. You’ll learn all about working in the vineyards and cellars, as well as the history of winegrowing in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. At the end of the tour, visitors can enjoy a tasting of Moselle wines. You will be seduced!

Boat trips on the Moselle

The Moselle river marks the natural border between Luxembourg and Germany. You can take a cruise or hire a boat for events. On this walk on the water, vineyards, villages, hills and forests accompany you as the water flows through the locks between Remich and Stadtbredimus.

Sports activities

Several sports activities take place in the Moselle Valley. Among which we find :

  • the Iron Man 70.3 Luxembourg Région Moselle, organized over 3 days with the Irongirl on Friday, the Ironkids on Saturday and the Ironman on Sunday. For the Ironman, swimmers complete a 1.9 km swim in the Moselle, a 90 km swim in the Moselle vineyards and hills and a 21.1 km swim at the foot of the vineyards along the Moselle. The finish is in Remich. The next ironman will take place from June 16 to 18, 2023.
  • The Schleck Gran Fondo allows you to follow in the footsteps of the Luxembourg cycling champion Frank Schleck. The next edition will take place on June 3, 2023. 3,000 participants from 35 countries will start in Mondorf-les-Bains.
  • the “Route du Vin ” takes place every year in September. This half-marathon gathers more than 1.800 participants. They set off from Remich along the Moselle to Stadtbredimus, then Schengen and back to Remich. The next departure will take place on Sunday, September 24, 2023.
  • water-based activities such as paddling, canoeing, water skiing or even running your own boat. You can also take your boating license here.

Cultural activities

The Moselle valley is also full of surprises. Follow in the footsteps of the Romans at Dalheim. You’ll discover the remains of a Gallo-Roman theater and temples.

Visit the Butterfly Garden in Grevenmacher. Evolve in a 600 m2 greenhouse with thousands of butterflies all around you.

Let yourself be seduced by the towns of Wasserbillig, with its aquarium on the German border, or Schengen, with its European museum. Schengen was the historical framework of the famous Schengen agreements. It was here, in June 1985, that European countries signed the agreements sealing the abolition of borders and the free movement of goods and people within the Schengen Area of signatory European countries.

Piece of the Berlin Wall at Schengen Luxembourg


Did you know that a piece of the Berlin Wall is on display in Luxembourg? Since 2010, the city of Schengen has been home to a piece of the famous “Mauer”. Located on the banks of the Moselle, opposite the Centre Européen. Now’s the time to visit this beautiful region of the Moselle Valley, especially in autumn.

Relaxation activities

Spend a day or a weekend at the Domaine Thermal de Mondorf-les-Bains. Relax in the 36 degree natural water, enjoy the saunas and other thermal facilities. The Mondorf estate boasts a beautiful park and a casino. It’s the only establishment of its kind in Luxembourg.

For families and the less athletic, take a walk along the docks in Remich. Then head off to the small park with its swings before trying your hand at go-karts… A great time for families with young children, especially with a nice ice cream or crêpe for a snack!

The Wasserbillig aquarium is home to many species of freshwater fish. Discover with your children a colorful underwater world. The Wasserbillig aquarium is a good complement to the Upper Sûre region. Outdoor games extend the visit to the delight of your little ones. The Aquarium is closed in December and January.