Luxembourg is one of the smallest countries in Europe. Surrounded by Belgium, Germany and France it is known to many as the “pearl” of Europe and also as the little Switzerland. The main potential of this small country is the economy and tourism. The economy is due to the number of banking institutions that are concentrated in such a small territory and, as far as tourism is concerned, it has a lot to offer since its location is so little peculiar. We speak French, German, Luxembourgish and of course English.
Our visit to Luxembourg City was quite short. We stayed one weekend as we were on our way to another city. On Saturday night we stayed in a boutique hotel in Luxembourg city. These are its main attractions that you can’t miss.
Le Chemin de la Corniche: we could say that it is one of the best views of the city. At least we thought so. The place is very special. We saw it during the day but there were quite a lot of people, so we escaped at night to see it again, and I have to say that at night it’s even better.
The Grund: it’s a small neighborhood in the lower part of the city. Its beauty and charm has made it a world heritage site. Due to its location to its narrow streets can only be accessed on foot, and better, because you can enjoy more. You cannot miss the Church of San Juan Bautista. From there you will have a magnificent view of the Casemates del Bock.
Casemates del Bock: is one of the most historical places of the city, since the city was protected from invading attacks. They were built by Spaniards back in the year 1000. It has a capacity of 1,200 soldiers and 50 canons and was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1994. For us it is an obligatory visit for its good conservation, its views and because they accept pets! The price is around 4 euros per person and they are NOT open all year round. In “Indispensable” you will find in link with the schedules and prices.
Place d’Armes: or what would become the Plaza Mayor today, is a beautiful square in the center of the city, where it is very typical to find some market. The day we went there was an antique market. You also have a great variety of bars and restaurants where you can sit and have a good beer or soft drink and watch people pass by.
Grand Ducal Palace: This is the official residence of the royal family of Luxembourg. It is curious its location since it is in the center of the city to two steps of the commercial nucleus. Its facade does not leave anyone indifferent, as it shows with what elegance and care was put into every detail. As it is the official residence of the kings, it can only be visited in summer, when they are not there. If you want to know timetables and prices, you will find the link in “Essential”.
Well, this would be our proposal for one day. We know that it is possible to do many more things depending on the hours you have available and the price you want to spend. We were more captivated by the idea of walking around the city and seeing something new like the Casamates, which we had never seen before. But so that you have more options, in “Points of interest” we will put you more things that for sure are worth visiting.