24 Hours in Luxembourg City
Luxembourg City is an unlikely tourist destination, however, although being off of the beaten path, holds many delights waiting for the traveller to discover them. It is largely different to most busy and fast-paced European cities; mountains, a famously unconquerable fortress and the spreading valleys of the rivers Alzette and Petrusse all prove that Luxembourg City is more than just investments, banking and business. 24 hours in this city will take your breath away…
Place d’Armes is possibly one of the most attractive squares used for social gathering that you will ever find. Situated right in the middle of the statuesque Old Town and part of the pedestrian zone, there are a large number of restaurants and kitsch cafés around the square, as well as music events and markets that take place, making the area the place to be.
Grand Ducal Palace
As the first city hall of Luxembourg in 1572 and headquarters of the Luxembourg Government in 1817, Grand Ducal Palace is full of history. This stunning palace is the official residence of the Grand Duke of Luxembourg and is where many state occasions and meetings take place.
The breath-taking Gothic architecture of this Roman Catholic Cathedral has to be seen to be truly appreciated. It is the only cathedral in Luxembourg and was built in 1613. In the cemetery, the National Monument to the Resistance can be found.
The historic Fort Thüngen earned its nickname of ‘Three Acorns’, due to the acorns that can be seen on top of all three towers. After years of demolition and wear and tear, the towers and foundation of the fort were all that remained, so it underwent extensive restoration and was reconstructed to its former glory.
Casemates du Bock
The Casemates are an underground network of tunnels and galleries sitting underneath the ruins of the old castle and fortification. The site itself was strategically built into the side of the cliffs surrounded on three sides by the River Alzette. What was once a defence system for the city, now stands to be a big tourist attraction.
Have fun in a water park (Les Thermes Strassen)
Named as the most innovative waterpark in Europe, if you’re a big fan of crazy slides, swimming pools, wave baths or even gyms and saunas, Les Thermes Strassen is the place for you. This is a great place to visit for pampering or pumping your energy, so all ages can apply!