Luxembourg Travel Weekend Away

Things to do in Luxembourg

August 28, 2016

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Luxembourg is a small European country surrounded by Belgium, France and Germany it is ranked as one of the wealthiest countries. I hadn’t heard much about it before visiting and was pleasantly surprised by Luxembourg. The city is a UNESCO world heritage city full of fortresses castle and old medieval buildings.

Luxembourg city

Luxembourg vintage coffee shop

Kaale Kaffi 

This is a cute little vintage coffee shop with old antique pictures and decor. Nice place to get a drink and relax.

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Chocolate House

This place does the best hot chocolate and also has amazing decor inside, its so girly and pretty. There are loads of flavour hot chocolates to choose from. I choose strawberry pink pepper which was great but a bit spicy. They bring you a mug of hot milk and chocolate on a spoon which you mix into the milk. This is so much better than a powdered hot chocolate! You also get a mug with whipped cream and a marshmallow. If you love chocolate then you definitely have to visit this place.

Luxembourg Chocolate House

Accommodation – Luxembourg City Hostel

This is the only hostel in Luxembourg so if you are on a budget book in advance as it was fully booked when I stayed there in August. I met some people in this hostel but its not overly social. As it is the only hostel there is a mixture of ages and some families staying here.

Hostel information:

  • Free breakfast – bread, jam, cheese, ham & cereals
  • Near city centre – close to fortress with great views
  • Cheapest accommodation in Luxembourg
  • Lockers – bring padlock with you
  • Members of hostelling international get a 3 Euro discount
  • Wifi – however you don’t get this in the room only in common areas which is a bit annoying

Luxembourg castle

Vianden Castle

Such a beautiful fairytale castle that is definitely worth a day trip. To get here from Luxembourg city centre get the train to Ettelbruck then get the 570 bus. The bus stop is opposite the Ettelbruck train station. The whole trip costs 4 euros for a return ticket this includes the bus trip. I went at the end of July and they had a medieval concert here it was amazing! It featured bands and a medieval show with sword fighting. You have to get a cable car up to the castle it only costs a few quid and has amazing views.

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Information & Tips

  • Currency is Euros
  • The train station is about 15 minute walk to the old town, turn right when exiting the station and keep walking straight past the shops
  • Day ticket on buses is 4 Euros
  • Free history museum in centre

Luxembourg city centre

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37 Comments

  • Reply rosemaylily2014 August 29, 2016 at 9:44 am

    Lovely post and photos! 🙂

  • Reply itsabrewtifulworld August 29, 2016 at 8:49 pm

    Luxembourg is amazingly beautiful for such a small country. The Chocolate House is an absolute must when you visit. Great post!

  • Reply Zhanna August 30, 2016 at 2:36 pm

    Wow, such a beautiful city! You did a great job with this post!

  • Reply linnetmoss August 31, 2016 at 1:37 pm

    Stunning photos!

  • Reply Emma Thelondonkiwi September 1, 2016 at 8:23 pm

    I want to visit Luxembourg (and hopefully kearn to spell the country name without looking on Google!)

  • Reply Judy @ NewEnglandGardenAndThread September 11, 2016 at 10:50 am

    We visited last year so your post and beautiful photos evoked some wonderful memories. 🙂

  • Reply Gypsy Bev September 14, 2016 at 4:34 am

    Those castles look like pictures from a fairy tale. Spectacular!

  • Reply Frank Lehnen September 14, 2016 at 10:58 am

    “surrounded by Belgium”…. and…. You forgot France and Germany! 😉

  • Reply roninjax September 16, 2016 at 11:35 am

    Love the photos and highlights.

  • Reply Wine & Soul September 19, 2016 at 8:36 pm

    I haven’t thought of visiting but after seeing this, have added to my “must go” list! Thank you.

  • Reply Tails Around the Ranch September 20, 2016 at 6:24 pm

    Such a lovely “little” country, both figuratively and picturesquely. Originally from a neighbor (Germany), these photos made me smile. And thanks for swinging by the “Ranch.” We 💕 visitors.

  • Reply jadwiga49hjk September 29, 2016 at 10:22 am

    Visited Luxembourg, 20 years ago, loved it. Tried some lovely White wine produced there, was super. Brought 6 bottles back to England.

  • Reply Anna Waldherr September 29, 2016 at 3:11 pm

    Great photos!

  • Reply Sarah September 30, 2016 at 12:26 am

    Luxembourg is definitely on my bucket list & even more so after seeing your photos!

  • Reply maijaharrington October 1, 2016 at 1:25 pm

    Wow! Makes me want to go there — Thank you!

  • Reply Anju October 2, 2016 at 2:49 pm

    Wow imaginary place thanks for sharing

  • Reply badfish October 4, 2016 at 8:30 am

    I love Luxembourg…it was the first foreign country (well, besides Mexico) I visited. That castle looks like it’s right out of Disneyland!!

  • Reply FlowerAlley October 7, 2016 at 1:59 pm

    I hope you realize how lucky you are. This is a dream.

  • Reply thefoodlabo October 8, 2016 at 8:47 am

    Beautiful pics!

    I also visited Luxembourg some years ago. So tiny but fascinating 🙂

  • Reply afarawayhome October 9, 2016 at 1:57 pm

    I’ve never even considered going to Luxembourg – what inspired you to go?

  • Reply James Hayward October 9, 2016 at 5:29 pm

    Sounds like a lovely place to visit, I will have to add it to my list. good photos by the way.

  • Reply Crazyqstitcher October 12, 2016 at 9:55 pm

    Fantastic country. Looks like a land of fairy tales.
    Thank you for visiting my blog.

  • Reply Jennifer Kelland Perry October 18, 2016 at 2:37 pm

    Stunning post! My husband and I are planning a trip to Europe in 2018, and I think you convinced me to add Luxembourg to the list. 🙂

  • Reply Caroline October 23, 2016 at 1:16 pm

    How cool that you were in my home country! Always love to see what tourists like about our country 🙂
    xx Caroline

    https://carolinespassion.wordpress.com

  • Reply beetleypete October 28, 2016 at 7:00 pm

    Nice to know how much there is to do and see in Luxembourg. I have never been, but now I want to go there!
    Best wishes, Pete.

  • Reply Anja Ben November 8, 2016 at 5:17 pm

    We visited friends that live in Luxembourg last February, and had such a great time! I really liked the Mudam museum, Luxembourgish beer Battin, croissants at Paul, and walking by the river. I would go back any time!

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