An underrated country, replete with landscapes and greenery, laying heavy on the rural side, sweet Luxembourg. Offering lip-smacking delicacies, Luxembourg is a place that is heard by all and known to few. The country has earned a reputation for being one of the safest countries in the whole wide world. Now the capital, the city of Luxembourg, is famous for its towns and cities from the medieval era, resting on the cliffs. Fortunately, though, the country doesn’t mind our bashfulness towards it, rather it welcomes us all with open arms, such as the beauty of it metaphorically. With the winters being a good time to visit, to witness the elegant snow, Luxembourg has a lot more to offer to us than we vouch for here.
10 Things To Do In Luxembourg
If you’re planning to visit Luxembourg any time soon, allow us to give you a little push and provide you with the 10 best things to do in Luxembourg.
1. Old Town: Discover The Medieval Era
Now, we all know that Luxembourg City is the capital but did you know the city’s Old Town is replete with intricate detailing if you looked around the place with patience and will. The gorgeous Old Town has a lot to offer for sightseers, for you wouldn’t want to miss what the town is made of, filled with beautiful buildings and street art.
Must Visit Places: The Grand Ducal Palace, the Grand Rue, Place Guillaume
Location: Old Town, Luxembourg City
2. Explore The Historical Castles
The countryside of Luxembourg City is home to plenty of beautiful villages. Also, the outskirts houses many medieval castles. The most popular castles in Luxembourg is the Vianden Castle. This castle is about 50 kms away from Luxembourg City and is easy to reach, with options like the bus or train. The Vianden Castle was built between the 11th and 14th century, making it one of the largest one from the Gothic era. With restoration and proper care, the castle allows visitors to tour.
Location: North of Luxembourg
3. Walk Through The Museums
There is a unique street in Luxembourg City known as the Museum Mile. This street begins from the Villa Vauban and heads to the Museum of Modern Art, Mudam. History buffs are bound to fall in love with this entire stretch that takes you through its and bits of European history. With enormously beautiful art exhibitions along the way, the Museum Mile is full with history to acknowledge too.
Location: Centre of Luxembourg City
4. Taste The Sparkling Wine
Who doesn’t like some sparkling white wine? or maybe some rose wines to add to your palate? Well, we all do have a fascination for this drink that Jesus blessed us with (pun intended). When in Luxembourg, it should be a mandate for you to choose and one of the vineyards for indulging in some world-class wine tasting. Believe it or not, it is the best activity you could ask for. The region that is solely based on producing such fine wine lays by the banks of the river Moselle from Wasserbillig to Schengen. Also, there are few museums that inhibit the stretch, giving visitors a taste of both history and wine.
Location: Route du Vin
5. Indulge Into The Delectable Taste Of Chocolate House
Located behind the Grand Ducal Palace is a place known as the Chocolate House. This eatery dishes out tons of different kinds of chocolate delicacies and a long list of beverages to feed your taste buds to. The eatery is popular for its cake, the best being the Tiramisu cake.
Location: Rue du Marché-aux-Herbes
6. Explore The Cathedral Notre Dame
The Cathedral Notre Dame is not only beautiful from the outside, but the structure is also gorgeous even on the inside. With two different entrances, visitors can enter from any and explore the magnificent beauty of this place. During winter, the place is decked up and looks beautiful with the Christmas lightings.
Location: Southern Luxembourg
7. Visit Little Switzerland
A place called Mullerthal houses the oldest town in the country known as Echternach. There are plenty of things to do when you are visiting Little Switzerland, infamously know, with hiking expeditions through the Mullerthal trails, feeding your taste buds the cuisines that purely lay on cheese, honey or liqueurs. The Mullerthal region is also home to the secluded, medieval European cities that credits its beauty. If you are here, take a trip down to Beaufort, Bergdorf, Echternach, and Mullerthal for its gorgeous century-old buildings and natural greenery.
Location: Mullerthal region
8. Walk Down The Road Of Corniche
It is considered the best viewpoint of Luxembourg City. The road of corniche was equally built by the French and Spanish at the same time, while they were constructing the casemates simultaneously. The entire path stretches from the Bock Rock and leads to the Holy Ghost Citadel, giving hikers a good experience to walk through history, literally. The road goes by a place known as the Alzette Valley and is a car-free zone.
9. Munch At The Am Garage
What used to be a mechanical garage has now transformed into a place that houses shops, restaurants, and cafes. Among the big lot of things to do here, you should drop by the Knopes Artisan Coffee and try out the bakeries that provide warmth to your soul. You might fret as this is out of the normal. However, it is one of those unusual things to do in Luxembourg that you will not regret engaging too.
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10. Participate In The Winter Celebrations
If you fall short of things to do in Luxembourg winter season will fill your list before you even bat an eye. With Christmas being the most celebrated festival in Luxembourg, you can only imagine the new markets that are set up only for shoppers to go flock around to their hearts joy. The Christmas market at Luxembourg is considered as the most traditional markets in the European countries. These markets draw thousands of people every winter during Christmas to enjoy their time dancing, singing and trying out different delicacies. Visitors also indulge in drinking the very popular Gluhwein that is mulled wine. also, both kids and adults can engage in fun activities like ice skating and the Ferris wheel and groove to the concerts held for the festival.
Well, that is all we have for you to indulge in during your visit Luxembourg. These few things that we have mentioned for you to indulge in our handpicked (metaphorically speaking) among the big lot of activities. There are many things to do in Luxembourg at night too, however, the daylight lets you treat your eyes to the beauty of the country. Therefore, chalk out your list and don’t forget to add your favourite pick from the list of things to do as mentioned above while enjoying your vacation at Luxembourg.
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