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Few hours in Luxembourg…Visiting Europe’s Most Beautiful Balcony!

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!

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The Luxembourgh flag (L) and Holland (R)

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The walk to the Corniche

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Europe’s most beautiful balcony

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The beautiful interiors

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Time to say a thank you for all the blessings ..

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An amazing souvenir shop with loads of cheap stuff!

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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!
We spent over 3 hours in this beautiful picturesque country before heading to our next destination! So glad we did this 🙂
Catch you all in our next post!
Until den
Bye 🙂

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Mridula Dwivedi (@mridulablog)
    October 15, 2016 at 10:38 am

    I know sometimes just a few hours in the city can make you like the place! Glad that you were able to convince your traveling partner to go!

    • Reply
      Miss Jose
      October 15, 2016 at 4:48 pm

      Thanks Mridula 🙂 My partner has no other choice …hehehe 🙂

  • Reply
    Indrani
    October 16, 2016 at 10:19 am

    This was one of the best walks we did as a family in Europe. It was not planned at all and were returning from Paris to Strassbourg and took this diversion. That was in 2012… and the views are almost the same. 🙂

    • Reply
      Miss Jose
      October 16, 2016 at 3:41 pm

      Yay! So glad that you got to do it too 🙂 looks like luxembourg just happens to everybody without much planning:)

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