With the warm weather finally here, what would you say to discovering Luxembourg? With the summer vacations and sunny weekends upon us, you can finally get to know the must-see and must-visit places in Luxembourg? The country has many different facets. All worth a detour. We've selected the 9 must-see places in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg for you!
1. Immerse yourself in nature at d'Esch-Sur-Sûre
A true natural gem, Esch-Sur-Sûre is undoubtedly Luxembourg's most popular nature spot. Situated high up in the north of the Grand Duchy, this area is a haven for nature lovers. Esch-Sur-Sûre is the destination par excellence for those seeking a change of scenery, with its large lake surrounded by lush green valleys.
Lake Insenborn is a popular destination when the sun comes out. Its waters are perfect for swimming, and its shores are ideal for barbecues. By car or on foot, the walks are well worth it! This place is a sure bet that represents Luxembourg and its splendid nature so well.
2. Fall under the spell of Mélusine and Grund in Luxembourg-City
The Grund is one of Luxembourg's prettiest districts. Very pleasant to visit, it is representative of the history of the Luxembourg capital. The district's pastoral and urban settings make for a relaxing change of scenery. The historic cobbled lanes that run alongside the Alzette River add to the charm of this typical district. You'll also meet Mélusine, the wife of Count Sigefroi. The district is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Quiet and traffic-free, the Grund is a real breathing space. It's the ideal place to recharge your batteries in the heart of the capital. Here you'll find small stores, bars and restaurants, as well as several cultural organizations. It's one of the liveliest neighborhoods in which to go out in the evening.
3. Dance and sing at the Rockhal
Near Esch-sur-Alzette in the south of Luxembourg, the Rockhal is a must-see cultural venue for all music and concert fans. Some of the world's biggest names perform here.
Located in Belval on the former blast furnace sites that bear witness to the country's mining past, this concert hall welcomes the greatest international artists to the Grand Duchy.
Every year, the range of shows on offer is wide and varied. You'll be able to see the hottest artists of the moment. Pleasant and easily accessible by public transport, the Rockhal is surrounded by small restaurants where you can eat or have a drink before or after a concert.
4. "Bullez" on a boat on the Moselle river
If you want to feel like you're on vacation without leaving Luxembourg, then take a boat trip on the Moselle! You'll be able to enjoy an unusual and very pleasant activity. It's a quiet way to discover a side of Luxembourg that's still little known to the general public.
Luxembourg offers a wealth of activities in the heart of nature. One of the most popular is a trip on the water. When the weather's fine, there's nothing better than a trip on a pleasure boat. You can also stroll along the banks of the Moselle.
Take advantage of the opportunity to taste Moselle fried fish in an environment that's as welcoming as it is exotic!
5. Explore Luxembourg's Little Switzerland
Located to the east of Luxembourg, the "Little Switzerland of Luxembourg", also known as the Müllerthal, is one of the Grand Duchy's natural gems. Highly appreciated for its environment and lush green valleys, Luxembourg's Little Switzerland is the ideal meeting place for hiking and biking enthusiasts.
The Müllertrail takes you on an extensive 112-kilometer circuit through rock and forest, punctuated by sumptuous panoramas. A real breath of nature in the country! And if you're a great (very great!) sportsman, take part in the Müllerthal trail.
6. Relive history in the Bock and Pétrusse casemates
Luxembourg is a city of Vauban fortifications. The Casemates du Bock and de la Pétrusse are 23 km long underground galleries running through the entire old fortress of Luxembourg.
Thanks to their location and strong historical past, the Casemates are a great way to discoverLuxembourg's history from another angle. Built from 1644 onwards, the Casemates sheltered the population during the air raids of the First World War.
Thanks to openings in the walls of the galleries dug into the rock, you'll get a glimpse of every facet of Luxembourg's architectural heritage. An original and atypical look at the city of Luxembourg.
A great activity to do with adults, or as a family to discover the country when you arrive in the Grand Duchy!
7. Cultivate yourself at MUDAM, Musée d'Art Moderne de Luxembourg
If you're an art lover, the Musée d'Art Moderne Mudam is without doubt the ideal cultural venue to visit. Its architecture and location are almost as surprising as the incredible collection of works on display over 3 floors.
Located on the Kirchberg plateau, in the Dräi Eechelen Park, against the Thungen Fort, Mudam boasts contemporary architecture. It blends perfectly with its verdant surroundings. Designed by Sino-American architect Ieoh Ming Pei in 2006, Mudam is considered the capital's must-see museum.
Very popular, its collection is often renewed. The MUDAM offers the very best in contemporary art from here and abroad, across all disciplines.
The museum offers tailor-made tours for groups, families, schools and children. Open Wednesday to Friday, 11am to 8pm, and Saturday to Monday, 11am to 6pm. Don't miss the Sunday brunch!
8. Recapture a child's soul at Bettembourg's Parc Merveilleux
If you've got kids, Bettembourg's Parc Merveilleux is the place to be when it comes to family outings .
Here, you'll have the chance to enjoy some good times in a natural setting, surrounded by animals and activities for children. You'll be able to observe monkeys, bats, birds, rodents, reptiles... animals from all 5 continents. There's also a mini-golf course, adventure circuits and plenty of play areas.
Much more affordable than a zoo in terms of price, Luxembourg's Parc Merveilleux is a great place for little ones and their parents to relax. Not to be missed!
9. Stroll through Luxembourg City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
The capital of Luxembourg is also a must-see as soon as you arrive. Surprising with its different districts, each with its own special character, and its astonishing landscapes, Luxembourg is a city with many facets. Take advantage of the capital's small size to spend a day strolling around.
Driving through the city of Luxembourg, you'll be able to see industrial decors in the Hollerich district . Luxembourg is also ideal for luxury shopping in the beautiful alleyways of the Ville-Haute.
Stroll through the Grund, with its rustic, leafy atmosphere. Don't forget to finish your visit with a drink on the banks of the Clausen district.
During your city tour, you'll be able to see the many statues and historic buildings that make up the city's rich heritage.