We have visited this little cute city few years ago but just for one day and couldn’t wait to come back because it was love at first sight.
The city of Luxembourg is the capital of one of the smallest country in Europe – Luxembourg. It’s often called “Gibraltar of the North” due to its valleys and plateaus. The best way how to see the city is by foot or you can use cheap public transport.
We started our exploring in the city centre and our first steps led to tourist office to get a map a find out what shall we see first. There is a fine architecture with plenty of shops and cafes but the best thing in Luxembourg is the views. Whether it is from the upper part or the lower part of the city the views are amazing.
In city centre don’t forget to visit Place de la Constitution with fantastic view on bridge Ponte Adolphe. Famous bridge was built between 1899 and 1903 used to be biggest stone arch bridge in the world at that time. It is located in Petrusse valley and connects Gare with Centre. Not far from there is another famous landmark Notre Dame. Historic building is the seat of archbishop of Luxembourg.
Right next to it are famous Casemates – 21km long network of underground tunnels and passages. It was a strategic place and shelter for people of Luxembourg built in 17th century.
We decided to descend deep down and visit the old town and Grund with lovely atmosphere. We walked along the river and ended up in one of the churches with no one but us. Just a short walk from there was famous Portuguese part Pfaffenthal.
Our next stop was a visit of modern part of the city – Kirchberg with all European institutions. The most important are European Parliament and European Court of Justice but this part of the city is also social and cultural place with many museums, Luxembourg Philharmonie and exhibition centres.
Location of these institutions is easily accessible and is really worth the visit. Apart from the offices and high buildings you can also find here nice restaurants, bars and small parks.
We can highly recommend visit of this extraordinary city with so many cultures, mentalities and languages in perfect harmony. With its stunning parks, historic buildings and landmarks, theatre and museums, UNESCO World Heritage sites, architectural jewels, the capital city of Luxembourg is one of the most unique experiments which became a place not to be missed.
Tip 1: If you become tired from walking you should consider using reasonable public transport.
Tip 2: If you would like to try their famous chocolate and very good coffee go to the city center and enjoy it in Cafe Namur.
Tip 3: Best place to have lunch in Kirchberg is National Sport and Culure Centre d’Coque located just a few minutes’ walk from European parliament.
Total costs: 3 nights: £210.00
(Prices as of December 2015)
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