Notre-Dame Cathedral, Luxembourg City
There’s lots of places to visit within the tiny space of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Travel is simple, efficient and (of course) fast. Luxembourg enjoys wealth and stability, as compared to its neighbors, and is full of historic castles, lush countryside and picturesque orchards and vineyards. There’s plenty to discover with your Eurail Benelux Pass, which includes traveling within Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg.
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). View more things to do in Luxembourg City.
The Musée d’Histoire de la Ville de Luxembourg is about a 15-minute walk from Luxembourg central station.
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.
Luxembourg enjoys a relatively mild climate, but winters tend to get a little snowy. Although rainfall is common the whole year round, the Ardennes keep the winds at bay, and mild temperatures make the rainfall less of a hindrance. The best time to visit is in spring or summer, when both flowers and festivals are in full bloom.
Luxembourg National Day
- June 22-23, 2013
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.
Live at Vauban
- September 28 - November 13, 2013
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.
- May 10-12, 2013
Everything you need to enjoy salsa in the capital city: performances, music, dance lessons, and more. There’s even plans for a pool party.
The Salsa Festival takes place at Alvisse Parc Hotel. Take bus 100 or 110 from the central station. From the 6th stop (Dommeldange, Dauschbuer) it's only a short walk to the hotel.
Rock um Knuedler
- July 7, 2013
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.
- August 23 - September 11, 2013
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.