Summer is coming to Luxembourg. The time to discover Luxembourg with all your little family and to know finally the places not to be missed to see or to visit in Luxembourg. The country has different facets, all of which are worth a visit. 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 real natural jewel in Luxembourg. It is withoutdoubt the most popular nature spot in Luxembourg. Located in the heights, in 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 destination par excellence for people who want to get away from it all.
The Insenborn lake is very famous when the weather is nice. Its waters offer the possibility to swim and its banks to have barbecues. By car or on foot, the walks are worth it! This place is a sure value that represents Luxembourg and its splendid nature.
2. A walk in the Grund in Luxembourg-City
The Grund is one of the most beautiful districts of Luxembourg. Very pleasant to visit on foot, it is representative of the Luxembourg capital. Thanks to its scenery, sometimes surrounded by nature, sometimes urban, the district is very relaxing. The small historic cobbled streets along the Alzette are the charm of this typical district. Quiet and free of traffic, the Grund is a real breathing space to recharge your batteries in the heart of the capital. You will find small stores, bars and restaurants, as well as several cultural organizations. It is one of the liveliest neighborhoods to go out at night.
The district is registered on the Unesco World Heritage List.
3. A concert at the Rockhal
Near Esch-sur-Alzette in the south of Luxembourg, the Rockhal is a cultural place not to be missed for all music and concert lovers. Located in Belval on the former industrial sites of the blast furnaces, witness to the country’s mining past, this concert hall hosts concerts by the greatest international artists in the Grand Duchy.
Each year, the offer of shows is wide and varied. You will be able to see the most fashionable artists of the moment. Pleasant and easily accessible by public transportation, the Rockhal is surrounded by small restaurants to eat or drink before or after a concert.
4. A boat trip on the Moselle
If you want to feel like you’re on vacation without leaving Luxembourg, then take a boat trip on the Moselle!
You will be able to enjoy an unusual and very pleasant activity, and discover a facet of Luxembourg that is still little known to the general public. Luxembourg is rich in activities to do in the middle of nature. This is one of the most popular water rides. There is nothing better when the weather is nice, than to enjoy a pleasure boat trip. You can also stroll along the banks of the Moselle. Take advantage of this opportunity to taste the Moselle fry in an environment as welcoming as it is exotic!
5. Luxembourg’s Little Switzerland
Located in the east of Luxembourg, the “little Luxembourg Switzerland” also called the Müllerthal, is a real natural jewel of the Grand Duchy. Very appreciated for its environment and its green valleys, the small Switzerland of Luxembourg is the ideal place to meet for lovers of walks or bike rides in the middle of nature.
The Müllertrail is a 112 kilometer long circuit between rocks and forest, with magnificent views. A real breath of nature in the country! And if you are a great (very great!) sportsman, participate in the Müllerthal trail.
6. The Casemates of Bock and Pétrusse
Luxembourg is a city where you will find Vauban fortifications! The Casemates du Bock and de la Pétrusse are underground galleries of 23 km long, crossing the whole of the old fortress of Luxembourg.
Thanks to their location and their strong historical past, the Casemates are a very good way to discover thehistory of Luxembourg in a new light. Thanks to the openings in the walls of the galleries dug in the rock, you will see all the facets of the architectural heritage. An original and atypical look at the city of Luxembourg.
The casemates of the Bock are open from March to October and those of the Pétrusse at Easter, during Pentecost, in July and August. A great activity to do with adults, or 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 are an art lover, the Museum of Modern Art Mudam is without a doubt the ideal cultural place to visit. Its architecture and location are almost as surprising as the incredible collection of works displayed on 3 floors.
Located on the Kirchberg plateau, in the Dräi Eechelen Park, against the Thungen Fort, Mudam has a contemporary architecture that blends perfectly with the green environment in which it is located. Designed by the Chinese-American architect Ieoh Ming Pei in 2006, Mudam is considered the capital’s must-see museum.
Very popular, his collection is often renewed. The MUDAM offers the best of contemporary art from here and elsewhere, all disciplines included. The museum offers tailor-made tours (for groups, 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 Wonderful Park of Bettembourg
If you have children, the Bettembourg Wonder Park is the place to be for family outings. There, you will have the opportunity to enjoy family moments, in a natural setting, surrounded by animals and activities for children. You will be able to observe monkeys, bats, birds, rodents, reptiles, … as many animals from the 5 continents. You will find a mini-golf course, adventure circuits and numerous playgrounds.
Much more accessible than a zoo in terms of price, the Merveilleux park in Luxembourg is a place where children and their parents can relax. Not to be missed!
9. A tour of Luxembourg City, Unesco World Heritage Site
The capital of Luxembourg is also a must-see place as soon as you arrive. Surprising with its different districts each with their own specificities and its amazing landscapes, Luxembourg is a city with many facets. So take advantage of the small size of the capital to take a day and stroll around.
While driving through the city of Luxembourg, you will be able to observe industrial decors in the district of Hollerich or to do some luxury shopping in the beautiful alleys of the Ville-Haute.
You can also enjoy thepopular entertainment of the station area, but also walk in therustic and green atmosphere of the Grund . Don’t forget to finish your visit with a drink on the banks of the Clausen.