Luxembourg

Luxembourg is the world’s only sovereign grand duchy and its capital is unexpectedly charming

A walk around Luxembourg City
Place de la Constitution
Place d’Armes
Place Guillaume II
Grand Ducal Palace
Bock Casemates
Chemin de la Corniche
Grund
Panoramic elevator in Pfaffenthal

Museums
Museum of Natural History

Where to have fun with kids
Pirate ship playground

Christmas market

Where to eat
Where to stay
Practical stuff
Map

A walk around Luxembourg City

You can walk around the small and charming Luxembourg City and see the most important sights during this walk. You can find all the points below gathered on the map as always

Starting from Place de la Constitution, continue to Place d’Armes, Place Guillaume II, Grand Ducal Palace, Bock Casemates, Chemin de la Corniche. It might sound like a lot, but all this is less than 1 km 🙂

You can then choose between the short or the long way to reach Grund. The short way is just 10 minutes, the long way is half an hour – but you get to see the panoramic elevator in Pfaffenthal

Place de la Constitution

Place de la Constitution features an obelisk as a memorial for WWII. The view is breathtaking! Go there for the sunset, it’s really worth it. There is parking for EUR 2 per hour for max 2 hours

The view of Pont Adolphe is stunning
Pont Adolphe
Uewerstad, 1212 Luxembourg
https://goo.gl/maps/MaGsy73EKX8ZqzTk6

Cathédrale Notre-Dame is at the other side of the street. The only cathedral in Luxembourg was built in 1613
Cathédrale Notre-Dame
Rue Notre Dame, 2240 Luxembourg
https://goo.gl/maps/bHnoEm3HXXQZvgRh9

Place d’Armes

It was named Place d’Armes as it was used for the garrison to parade. Today it is a lively square with lots of cafĂ©s and restaurants, perfect for a stop in the summer. You can see Cercle Municipal, the building is now used for cultural events. This is also where one of the main Christmas market takes place

Place Guillaume II

Place Guillaume II is a medieval square named after King William II. You can see his statue there too

Grand Ducal Palace

From Place Guillaume II you are just a minute away from the Grand Ducal Palace, the town residence of the Grand Duke of Luxembourg. The guards are members of the Luxembourg Armed Forces, which is a fully volunteer military. You can also get a guided visit in summer

You pass by Église Saint-Michel, a 17-century historical church
Église Saint-Michel
Rue Sigefroi, 2536 Luxembourg
https://goo.gl/maps/92a9kynV5V35TE8J8

Bock Casemates

Bock Casemates, the complex of underground tunnels & galleries, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. From there, you can walk a few minutes and enjoy an amazing view of the lower city. You can also visit the underground galleries

Chemin de la Corniche

Chemin de la Corniche is a path on 17th-century fortified walls. The panoramic view of the Alzette valley and the city district Grund is stunning!

There are information boards in several languages and several view points

Chemin de la Corniche
Chem. de la Corniche, 1945 Luxembourg
https://goo.gl/maps/sPD27cKpG18RAZbWA

From the ramparts, you can see the Pont du château, a beautiful castle bridge. It was built in 1735 and you can cross it at different levels; at the top by car, at the middle on feet and at the ground
Pont du château
Rue Sosthène Weis, 2261 Luxembourg
https://goo.gl/maps/aN2GKEDbC4WuPTte7

You can see the Abbaye de NeumĂĽnster, remodeled church buildings where events and concerts take place. Also the Pont du Stierchen next to the Abbaye is beautiful
Centre Culturel de Rencontre Abbaye de NeumĂĽnster
28 Rue MĂĽnster, 2160 Luxembourg
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Grund

Grund is one of the oldest parts of Luxembourg. It is like a village within the city. A charming quarter that is great to stroll around. The Museum of Natural History is also situated in Grund and is fun for little ones

There are two ways to get to Grund from Bock Casemates, a short way (A) and a long way (B). You get to see more taking the long way, but it adds about half an hour walk, so it’s best with older kids

A. Short way (10 minutes walk)
A lovely short stroll passing through the Porte du Grund
Porte du Grund
Mnt du Grund, 1645 Luxembourg
https://goo.gl/maps/9snZHorXo9Y1VpAy7

You then cross the Pont du Grund and you are there!
Pont du Grund
7 Rue MĂĽnster, 2160 Luxembourg
https://goo.gl/maps/YpCByndmeqxQEMso7

B. Long way (35 minutes walk)
A walk checking out fortifications and taking the panoramic elevator in Pfaffenthal (which is worth seeing anyway)

On your way, you will see the Three Towers, a historic monument. The central tower was built around 1200, whereas the two towers flanking it were added around 1400
Three Towers
2161 Luxembourg
https://goo.gl/maps/YPQQMwBFH17SMwRx5

B2. You can also see the Spanish Turret right opposite of the Three Towers. These were part of the fortification efforts the Spanish started in mid-17th century. It is said that there were 38 turrets, but this has not been confirmed until today

Grund has so many beautiful corners

Panoramic elevator in Pfaffenthal

About 15 minutes walk from Bock Casemates you can enjoy the panoramic view and take the elevator to go to the lower level in Pfaffenthal. Then you can walk at the lower level of the city until the Museum of Natural History
Panoramic Elevator of the Pfaffenthal
2 Rue du Pont, 2344 Luxembourg
https://goo.gl/maps/XK4aHR8uRZCJYZqw8

Museums

Museum of Natural History

The Museum of Natural History is very kids oriented and definitely worth checking out. It is quite small and very interactive, so it’s perfect for younger kids. There is even a slide from the first floor to the ground floor!! Might be a bit difficult with toddlers, as they are not allowed to touch many of the exhibits [ask me how I know 🙂 ]
Luxembourg National Museum of Natural History
25 Rue MĂĽnster, 2160 Luxembourg
https://g.page/naturmusee?share

Where to have fun with kids

Pirate ship playground

The pirate ship playground at the Parc Communal is awesome! There are big slides and climbing structures, a small toddler section and a water playground for warm days. There are also public toilets near the playground, wheelchair accessible and with a baby changing table
Kids Playground – Parc de Monterey
45 Av. Monterey, 2163 Luxembourg
https://goo.gl/maps/q6Mnfa4xbjsJbQtC8

Christmas market

The Luxembourg Christmas market is one of the best for families in Europe!

Where to eat

These are places that have been recommended by locals

You can eat at Scott’s pub near the Museum of Natural History
Scott’s Pub
4 Bisserweg, 1238 LĂ«tzebuerg, Luxembourg
https://goo.gl/maps/MQfqtQ1L9EoCcZFy7

Also Oscar’s Bar has been recommended and is very close to the museum
Oscar’s Bar
9 Bisserweg, 1238 LĂ«tzebuerg, Luxembourg
https://g.page/oscarsbarluxembourg?share

Where to stay

Staying at the center means you can go anywhere around on feet. Novotel Luxembourg Centre has a small indoor play area and is very close to the center. It’s not much, but it could keep kids busy for a bit
Novotel Luxembourg Centre
35 Rue du Laboratoire, 1911 Luxembourg
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Practical stuff

*Public transport is free in Luxembourg!
*Parking for the center: You can park at Monterey parking (indoor private parking). It is right next to the pirate ship playground (there are toilets there too) and in the middle from the center of the city, where all the attractions are
[P] Parking Monterey
43 Av. Monterey, 2163 Luxembourg
https://goo.gl/maps/vYkymivCi18iKqUz6
Alternatively, you can park at Glacis and take public transport to the center
Parking Glacis
1528 Luxembourg
https://goo.gl/maps/jBzPzr69naAJUSZU9

Map

As always, all places mentioned above are also gathered on the map, so that you can easily see where everything is and get directions:
https://worldwildschooling.com/world-wild-schooling-map/

Map

All places mentioned above are also gathered on the map: outdoor and indoor activities, kids friendly cafĂ©s/ restaurants and hotels under separate layers
*Tip: if you want to see a specific layer, you need to tap the upper left corner of the map and unselect the other layers
https://worldwildschooling.com/world-wild-schooling-map/

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