Did you know that Luxembourg is in the top 20 of smallest countries in the world? It is also the least populated country in the European Union and most famous for a number of banks. Here is our weekend guide for Luxembourg.
Besides the facts mentioned above, there is a lot to see and do in Luxembourg. This weekend guide for Luxembourg will inspire you to visit this beautiful yet adventurous country.
As a culture lover, you’ll find plenty of castles and museums. The castle that speaks most is the one situated in Vianden. It’s one of the best-preserved roman / gothic castles in Europe.
If you want a better view of this magnificent castle you can take the chairlift to the top of the hill. It takes you over the river Our across a 450 m distance.
Another castle that we visited is the one from Larochette. You can get the best views at night from camping Birkelt where we stayed. It’s an exclusive point because not a lot of tourists know this spot with the best view of the castle. Vacansoleil is renovating this camping and they will open a swimming paradise in 2017. It’s a great place to spend a weekend with friends.
The city Larochette is also known for its hiking trail ‘Mullerthal’ which takes you along rock formations. That is why this place is also known as Luxembourg’s little Switzerland. If you need a mountain bike, you will be able to rent one at camping Birkelt.
If you love history and exceptional architecture than Luxembourg city is a must visit. The capital is lively and is a great mix between a modern city and the old history that gives it character. With the Luxembourg Card, you can visit more than 90 tourists sites in the whole country and use all public transport.
In Luxembourg city, there are plenty options to explore. The UNESCO listed old town is a must see when in Europe. The Bock Casemates is one of the highlights of this city. Narrow passages, great views and uncountable stairs. Make sure to wear proper shoes when you visit.
Want another perspective on the city? Take a trip to the MUDAM. In this architectural icon designed by IM Pei, you’ll find modern art going from Fashion to photography and more. The glass-roofed bar makes the ideal spot to have lunch.
After all, that wandering around you’ll need a quiet place to relax and unwind. There are plenty of options in the city but if you’re looking to park your car or have a superb view over a beautiful green park? Hotel Parc Belair is a good option. It is walking distance from the center and has its own restaurant. Make sure to check out their designer rooms or even their suites. A good nights sleep and you are ready for your next day full of exquisite sights.
We are sure that Luxembourg is the ideal place for your short weekend break.
Have you ever been to Luxembourg? Let us know in the comments below.
A big thank you to Hotel Parc Belair, Visit Luxembourg and Vacansoleil BE