The summer goes into overtime in Luxembourg. The perfect season to visit Grand Duchy, whether you have been living in the country for a long time or have recently moved in as an expatriate.
Would you like to know the unmissable places to see or visit? The country has many different facets, all worth a diversion. Just Arrived has selected for you the 9 must-see places in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg!
1. Discover the nature of Esch-Sur-Sûre
Esch-Sur-Sûre is a true Luxembourg natural jewel and is without doubt the most appreciated corner of nature in Luxembourg. Located in the heights to the north of the Grand Duchy and surrounded by green valleys, this area is a real haven of peace for nature lovers.
Esch-Sur-Sûre is the ultimate destination for people wishing to change of scenery at low cost. The Lake of Insenborn is very famous as soon as the good weather arrives. Its waters offer the possibility to swim and its shores are the ideal place for barbecues. Whether by car or walking, the walks are worthwhile! This place is therefore a sure value that represents the splendid nature of Luxembourg.
2. A walk in the Grund in Luxembourg City
The Grund is one of the prettiest districts in Luxembourg City. Very pleasant to explore on foot, it is representative of the town of Luxembourg, capital of the country. Thanks to its scenery, sometimes surrounded by nature, sometimes urban, the district is very relaxing.. The small, historic, cobbled streets along the Alzette give this typical district all its charm. Calm and free of traffic, the Grund is a real bubble for recharging one’s batteries in the heart of the capital. You will find small shops, bars and restaurants, as well as several cultural organisations. It is one of the lively areas for going out in the evening.
3. A concert at the Rockhal
Close to Esch-sur-Alzette in the south of Luxembourg, the Rockhal is a must-see cultural venue for all music and concert lovers. Located in Belval on the former industrial sites of the blast furnaces that testify to the country’s mining past, this concert hall hosts concerts by the greatest international artists in the Grand Duchy.
Every year, the range of shows on offer is wide and varied. You will be able to see the most fashionable artists of the moment. Pleasant and easily accessible by public transport, the Rockhal is surrounded by small restaurants where you can eat or drink before or after a concert.
4. A boat trip on the Moselle
If you want to feel a bit like on holiday without moving from Luxembourg, then take a boat trip on the Moselle! You can experience an unusual and very pleasant activity and discover a side of Luxembourg that is still unknown to the general public.
Luxembourg is rich in activities to do in the middle of nature. This water cruise is one of the most popular. There is nothing better when the weather is fine than to enjoy a trip on a pleasure boat. You can also stroll along the banks of the Moselle on foot. You can enjoy a Moselle fry in a welcoming and scenic environment!
5. Luxembourg’s Little Switzerland
Located in eastern Luxembourg, the “Little Luxembourg Switzerland”, also known as the Müllerthal, is a true natural jewel of the Grand Duchy. Highly appreciated for its beautiful landscape and green valleys, Luxembourg’s Little Switzerland is the ideal destination for lovers of walking and cycling in the heart of nature.
The Müllertrail, amongst other things, offers a 112-kilometre long circuit between rocks and forest, with magnificent panoramas. A real breath of nature in the country!
6. The Bock and Pétrusse casemates
Luxembourg is a city with Vauban fortifications! The “Casemates du Bock and de la Pétrusse ” are 23 km long underground galleries, crossing the old Luxembourg fortress complex. Thanks to their location and their strong historical past, the Casemates are a very interesting way to discover the history of Luxembourg in a new light. Thanks to the openings in the walls of the galleries dug into the rock, you can see all the facets of the architectural heritage. An exceptional and unconventional view of the city of Luxembourg.
The Bock casemates are open from March to October and the Pétrusse casemates at Easter, during Whitsun, in July and August. A great activity to do with the family to discover the country when you arrive in the Grand Duchy!
7. The Mudam, Museum of Modern Art in Luxembourg
If you love art, the Mudam Museum of Modern Art is undoubtedly the ideal cultural place to visit. Its architecture and location are almost as surprising as the incredible collection of works on display on 3 floors.
Standing on the Kirchberg Plateau, in the Dräi Eechelen Park against the Thungen Fort, the Mudam enjoys a contemporary architecture that blends perfectly with the green environment in which it is located. Designed by the Sino-American architect Ieoh Ming Pei in 2006, the Mudam is considered the capital’s must-see museum.
Very popular, its collection is often renewed. The MUDAM offers the best of contemporary art from here and elsewhere, all disciplines combined. The museum offers tailor-made visits (by group, for families, schools or children). It is open from Wednesday to Friday from 11am to 8pm and from Saturday to Monday from 11am to 6pm. Don’t miss the Sunday brunch!
8. The “Parc merveilleux de Bettembourg” (Bettembourg’s Wonderful Park)
If you have children, the Parc Merveilleux de Bettembourg is the place to be for family outings. There, you will have the opportunity to enjoy family moments in a natural environment surrounded by animals and activities for children. You can observe monkeys, bats, birds, rodents, reptiles, … as many animals from the 5 continents.
You will find a mini-golf course, adventure circuits and many playgrounds.
Much more accessible than a zoo in financial matters, the Parc Merveilleux in Luxembourg is a place where children and parents can relax and have fun. Not to be missed!
9. A tour in Luxembourg City, UNESCO World Heritage Site
The city of Luxembourg, capital of the country Luxembourg, is also a must see place from the moment you arrive. Surprising with its different districts, each with their own specificities and amazing landscapes, Luxembourg is a city with many facets.
As you walk through Luxembourg City, you will be able to see industrial settings in the Hollerich district, do some luxury shopping in the beautiful streets of the Upper Town, enjoy the popular railway station district, but also take a walk in the specific atmosphere of the Grund or in the upmarket, residential areas of the Limpertsberg and finally go for a drink on the banks of the Clausen. You will also catch a glimpse of the many statues and historic buildings that together form the city’s rich heritage. So take advantage of the small size of the capital to take a day out and stroll around.