Travel by train and experience all the magic of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Like a fairy tale come true, you’ll see tiny villages and enchanting woodlands through the windows of the train. Although small in size, Luxembourg is big on things to see and do. It is known for its medieval castles, beautiful scenery, the Moselle wine region and the spectacular fortresses of Luxembourg City. Your Eurail Benelux Pass is your ticket to a true train travel adventure.
Traveling by train in Luxembourg
Luxembourg quick facts
Capital: Luxembourg City
Language: French, German, Luxembourgish
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Dialing code: +352
Trains in Luxembourg
Luxembourg has one main rail route with a few lines that branch off it. The trains (and buses) are operated by Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer Luxembourgeois (CFL).
Places to visit
Chateaus and maisons
Vianden should have ‘Once upon a time…’ as its town motto. When you see Vianden Castle, you’ll feel certain you’re entering a fairy tale. Built between the 11th and 14th centuries, the castle was one of the largest and most elegant feudal residences. Next, visit the Maison de Victor Hugo, where the author lived for a time during his exile from France. The télésigè chair lift carries you 1,400 feet (427 meters) up, and offers unmatched views.
The train will bring you to the town of Ettelbruck, and from there you can take a bus to Vianden.
A must-see on your Luxembourg train adventure is 'Little Switzerland' also known as the Müllerthal region. Thanks to the sandstone formations, the area is packed with streams, caves, tumbling waterfalls and thick forests. Hike or bike along scenic trails, climb sandstone cliffs or swim in the clean, crisp waters. Whatever your outdoor pleasure, amazing nature can be found in the Müllerthal.
Arrange hiking, cycling or climbing adventures in the Müllerthal while you’re in Echternach.
The cosmopolitan capital
From its tallest towers to its deepest river gorges, Luxembourg City radiates wealth and prosperity. There’s plenty to see and do in the historic old town, including the Musée National d’Histoire et d’Art (National History and Art Museum). Stroll the Chemin de la Corniche for its remarkable views and proximity to the Musée d’Histoire de la Ville de Luxembourg (Museum of the City of Luxembourg).
The Musée d’Histoire de la Ville de Luxembourg is about a 15-minute walk from Luxembourg central station.
Luxembourg National Day
Starting on the 22nd with a spectacular fireworks display, Luxembourg City celebrates its pride with this day-long festival, including traditional food and music, and plenty of dancing and fun.
Festivities take place all over Luxembourg city and are within walking distance of the central station.
Rock um Knuedler
This 1-day music festival is free and usually has a couple of international artists in the line-up.
The festival is held in the city center, 20 minutes by foot from the main train station.
Nearly 2 million visitors descend upon Luxembourg for one of Luxembourg City’s oldest and most popular festivals. It features carnival rides, food, drink, music, games and more. Don’t miss it!
Special Schueberfouer buses will take you from the main train station to the festival site.
Live at Vauban
For the past 15 years, Luxembourg City has paid homage to music and creativity with this 8-week long musical festival. The premiere musicians in a variety of eclectic styles perform for captive audiences.
Take bus 2 or 4 (direction Limpertsberg) from the main train station and get off at the 7th stop (Limpertsberg Alen Tramsschapp). From there it's a 5-minute walk.
Eurail passes for Luxembourg
Most popular passes with Luxembourg
Eurail Global Pass from USD$263
The Eurail Global Pass is the flexible and value-for-money train pass that lets you explore up to 27 countries by rail. Hop on board comfortable trains that take you right to the center of Europe's cities. One day you're relaxing on a gondola ride in Venice and the next you're discovering Prague's fairy-tale castle.View Eurail Global Pass
Eurail Benelux Pass from USD$162
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All Eurail passes with Luxembourg
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