Always wondered if a trip to Luxembourg is worth it? Well, even we had similar thoughts running in our mind. When we think of holidaying in Europe, the most probable destinations that strike our mind are France , Germany and Belgium. And many a times we even neglect the existence of the small beautiful european country nestled amongst these popular countries . Since we were at Netherlands and was keen on doing a short one day road trip to a nearby country, we did some research and found that Luxembourgh would be a good idea. So without a second thought, we set out to explore this small country.
The national language is Luxembourgish and the locals also speak French and German. From what i could recall, almost all the sign boards were in French and even the menus at the restaurants were mostly in French. Dont underestimate the place by its size, It is one of the world’s most developed countries, with an advanced economy and the world’s second highest GDP
On reaching there, we also got to know that Luxembourg is home to Europe’s most beautiful balcony and Its called Le Chemin de la Corinche. This is indeed a beautiful destination you must make time for! The promenade Corniche does provide some incredible views of the old town. We visited it during Summer and the views were superb. Wonder how it would be during Spring and Fall! Definitely a more colorful balcony:) We spent about an hour at the promenade and then headed to St. Michaels church , which happens to be the oldest church in Luxembourg. Its a beautiful church with some amazing stained glass paintings ! Another church you can visit is Notre Dame cathedral which is popular for its art work! If you have time just for 1 place, then it must be the Corniche. If you have the time to explore the city a little more, I highly recommend you do the Palais Grand- Ducal which was the residence of the royal family. It is now the office of the Grand – Duke. Also, make time for the Casemates which is a UNESCO World heritage site. Dont forget to stop by the souvenir shop (found right next to the St Michaels church) to pick up something for keepsake! we picked up a shot glass and a flag. Oh and one more thing, the Luxembourg flag has a strong resemblance with the Netherlands flag! We were wondering what is the NL Flag doing in Luxembourg. Lol!
Things to keep in mind
- If your making a visit on Sunday/ Wednesday – be sure to check out the William Square where the locals put up stalls and sell snacks, fresh produce etc.
- Ideal weekend getaway! You would not need more than 2-3 days to explore the city.
- Highly recommend you use the Luxembourg Card-You can get an individual card or even opt for a family card. The card works out to be more economical when you purchase it for 3 days. The card provides
- free access to more than 70 museums and tourist attractions
- visitors’ booklet identifying the most attractive sites to visit
- train and buses on the national public transport network of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg can be used free of charge!