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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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