Even though Luxembourg is smaller than most other countries, it certainly doesn’t lack in great things to see, do and eat on a trip there. From the likes of Luxembourg City (with its lovely charm), delicious food (that’s so moreish) to the beautiful castles and rural charm that span the country.
One of the best things about (the country of) Luxembourg is that you can drive its length in a matter of hours, meaning you can span the whole country for your favourite sites – all with relative ease. Take a look at some of our very favourites that you should consider including on your next trip to the country…
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Take a look at some of the very best places that you should visit when traveling around Luxembourg.
1.) Wander around Luxembourg City
If you’re traveling by plane, it’s more than likely that you’ll have landed into the city’s airport that’s a few miles from the city itself. Take this opportunity to spend a whole day, or two, exploring the cities lovely sights; the Grand Palace, Gëlle Fra, Bock and many of the cobbled streets which are steeped in history.
If you’re lucky, you might even spot a wedding (like we did). Wish we knew who the lovely couple are. they looked incredibly happy on their special day!
To Discover some of the main sights to see in the City, make sure to check out our top sites to see in Luxembourg City (in our post), here.
2.) Grab a bite at Ca(fé)sino
One of the city’s newest restaurants is, Ca(fé)sino, one of the city’s newest and delicious restaurants…
…It’s the perfect place to eat after traipsing around the lovely streets of Luxembourg City. all food is sourced locally and they pride themselves of regional influences that they show off with their scrumptious dishes.
Top tip: Make sure to make reservations ahead of a weekend visit – the restaurant is pretty popular with local’s and visitors.
3.) Tour Beaufort Castle
Arguably, one of the prettiest castles in all of Luxembourg, this 11th Century castle is around 50 minutes or so from the centre of Luxembourg City…
…Although Beaufort Castle is almost 1,000 years old, it’s only in the last few years that it’s been open to the public. Take a tour around its beautiful interiors and grounds and admire this magical place!
See what I mean about the interiors…
Top tip: Make sure to take your purchased Luxembourg Card which will grant you access free of charge!
4.) Visit Larochette castle
Overlooking the valley of Larochette, this castle offers some impressive views across the valley and the surrounding hills. Make sure to visit on a sunny day when you can also partner your visit with a small hike in the surrounding countryside and woodland.
Top tip: Plan a visit around mid afternoon and enjoy a few hours relaxing on the castle’s terrace with a little tipple or indulgent ice-cream… heck, why not both! 😉
5.) Head to Vianden (and see the castle)
There, I’ve said it, Vianden is the prettiest town in all of Luxembourg, spend a few hours exploring the town before heading up the hills (via a small 450m high hike) or a cable car to visit the castle…
…once at the top, the views are spectauclar!
Top tip: Visit on a weekend when many festivals and events are held, especially in the summer months.
6.) Spot the golden faces in Luxembourg City
Dotted around Luxembourg city are some of the cities hidden faces that truly come alive at night! These golden faces are pretty well hidden from view in the day (and hardly noticeable). Keep an eagle eye peeled for the faces you’ll spot!
Top tip: Look up at the street lights (especially in the night) and you’ll see the faces shining back at you.
7.) Discover the Orangery of Echternach
Head to the small town of Echternach where you can spot one of the country’s most gorgeous Orangeries and Abbey Gardens . The summer months makes this place incredibly special, the colours, smell and vibrancy of the gardens are stunning!
Top tip: If you’re looking to see more of this historic town, make sure to undertake the cultural walk that’s predefined route will ensure you don’t miss any sites.
8.) Grab a slab of chocolate cake at The Chocolate House
Perched within the very centre of Luxembourg, The Chocolate House is a chocolate lovers dream! Grab a seat upstairs and work your way through their gluttonous afternoon treats! My tip is to always go for anything chocolate based but they have a myriad of treats that’ll have any sweet-tooth fiend jumping with joy!
Top tip: The Chocolate House gets busy on weekends, if you can’t get a seat, make sure to grab some of the delicious treats they have in the store downstairs or one of their rich hot-chocoate drinks! You won’t be disappointed!
9.) Visit Clervaux Castle and the Family of Man Exhibition
The Family of Man exhibition is one of Luxembourg’s most prized photographic collections. Awarded the UNESCO Memory Of The World status, this stunning collection was created by Edward Steichen who was actually born in Luxembourg.
Showcasing a whole myriad of human emotions and events from across the world. It’s a moving collection that’s well worth a visit to see alongside a traipse around Clervaux Castle and its grounds.
Top tip: The exhibition is closed on a Monday and Tuesday, so plan your visit around these dates.