I’m not going to beat around the bush. Luxembourg City is tiny. So tiny that you can see it all in half a day, or a full day with a stop in a bar or two to eke out your time. So how did we fill our three full days in Luxembourg?
Arrival Day and Day One in Luxembourg City
Mr Fletche and I get our first taster of the public transport system straight off the plane, easily purchasing two short-trip €2 tickets from the machine outside and locating our bus stop. The No 29 bus takes us to within just a couple of minutes walk from our AirBnB on Rue des Trevires. It’s not long before we’re back out of the apartment when we realise we have forgot the vital travel adaptor and have several mobile devices that need charging. Rookie error. We trundle off to the local Monoprix, where we find one universal travel adaptor and plenty of other supplies. Including beer and bananas, which if you’ve read my Croatia blogs you’ll know are our staple holiday requirements. Dinner consists of a gin and tonic from Scott’s Pub and a ham and cheese sarnie in our apartment.
It’s a reasonably bright morning when we emerge from our apartment, although not particularly warm considering we are just one day away from July. Today has been earmarked as a day for exploring all that the capital has to offer. And already we are wondering how we are going to fill the next two and a half days. However, our day looks something like this:
Barrio Grund. We ascend the steep cobbled path of Montee de la Petrusse towards the Grund. . This borough of Luxembourg City is nestled alongside the Petrusse and Alzette river, at the base of Montee de Clausen. Cobbled streets, stone bridges and UNESCO listed buildings such as Abbaye de Neumunster make this a charming and pleasant place to walk. As long as you realise that that long steep walk down makes for a long steep walk back up*. There’s also an abundance of bars and restaurants, including the aforementioned Scott’s Pub.
(*Since coming home I have discovered that there is in fact an elevator down to (and more importantly, up from) this area. This may have made our trip somewhat more pleasant)
Want to know what we did with the rest of our time in Luxembourg? Click here for Part 2!
2018 Update: Did you know you can now download this city guide through the GPSmyCity app on iOS and Android? For GPS-assisted travel directions to the attractions featured in this article, and other related city walks and tour guides, search for “Luxembourg”, or you can find all the Luxembourg content here!
*All photos are taken by myself or by CPF Photography (reproduced with permission) unless otherwise stated*
I’m Emmalene, a 40 something with a passion for travel, theatre, food, drink and the occasional accidental hike! I’m a born-and-bred Birmingham native so expect lots of Brum content on here too…