What to See in Luxembourg

I am so excited to write about Luxembourg. This small European country is not as big as its neighbouring countries such as France or Germany, but Luxembourg surely has its own charm. This post is the continuation of me and my husband holiday to Germany and Luxembourg. See Part 1 about the trip to Mainz and Trier (Germany) here. We were now heading to Luxembourg from Trier Hauptbahnhof (Trier Central Station).

Trier Hbf to Luxembourg
Trier Hbf to Luxembourg

What to See in Luxembourg?

1. Chemin de la Corniche

Chemin de la Corniche is arguably the most stunning street in Luxembourg. From this street you can see a breathtaking picture-postcard view of Luxembourg. We were there at end of November and it was a little bit snowing. So we can see some houses and buildings even the trees are covered in snow. It is a magical scene. As ‘corniche’ means a road that cut into a cliff, in Chemin de la Corniche you are really standing in a cliff/hill and the view from this cliff-top is surreal. The feeling of looking down at the Old City of Luxembourg when the snow falls is magical.

Arguably the prettiest street in Luxembourg Chemin de la Corniche
Arguably the prettiest street in Luxembourg: Chemin de la Corniche

2. Luxembourg City Museum

If you want to know more about the history of Luxembourg, then it is worth to visit the Luxembourg City Museum.

Luxembourg City Museum
Luxembourg City Museum

You can see and feel the Old City of Luxembourg from the artefacts exhibited in this Museum.

Luxembourg perhaps in 18th or 19th centuries
Luxembourg perhaps in 18th or 19th centuries

The earliest recorded document of Luxembourg was in a deed document of exchange contract between the Abbey of St Maximim in Trier and the Count of Siegfried. Luxembourg was then known as Lucilinburhuc, its Latin nameThis was dated around 963 AD and so probably we can assume Luxembourg was born circa 963 AD.

History of Luxembourg
History of Luxembourg – as seen in the Luxembourg City Museum

The Museum displays a document which probably the original or the copy of the exchange contract.

Luxembourg Historical Birth Document
Luxembourg Historical Birth Document

There are some religious antique statues too.

Religious antique statues at the Luxembourg City Museum
Religious antique statues at the Luxembourg City Museum

As well as religious Christian Chalice and Monstrance. Very ornate gold.

Gold Chalice and Monstrance
Gold Chalice and Monstrance

3. St Michael’s Church

St Michael’s Church is the oldest Church in Luxembourg probably build in the 10th century.

St Michael Church in Luxembourg
St Michael Church in Luxembourg
St Michael Church
St Michael Church – entrance

You will see St Michael The Archangel statue near the entrance.

St Michael statue at St Michael Church
St Michael statue at St Michael Church

Inside the Church, you can see beautiful charm details of the Church. I feel the silent presence in this Old Church and somehow I can feel the sacredness of the Church.

Architecture of the St Michael Church Luxembourg
Architecture of St Michael Church Luxembourg
Inside St Michael's Church
Inside St Michael’s Church
Beautiful altar at St Michael's Church
Beautiful altar at St Michael’s Church

4. Luxembourg Cathedral

Don’t forget to also visit the Notre-Dame Cathedral. It looks so beautiful in winter time.

Luxembourg Cathedral
Luxembourg Cathedral
Inside Luxembourg Cathedral
Inside Luxembourg Cathedral

5. Luxembourg Christmas Market

If you visit Luxembourg in festivity season, you will see delightful Christmas markets around Luxembourg city centre.

Winterlights Luxembourg
Winterlights Luxembourg
Luxembourg Christmas market
Luxembourg Christmas market
Beautiful Luxembourg in winter time
Beautiful Luxembourg in winter time

And when it snows, you will feel the wonderful magical European winter.

Luxembourg Winterlights
It’s snowing at the Luxembourg Winterlights
Luxembourg Christmas trees covered in snow
Luxembourg Christmas trees covered in snow

6. Luxembourg Old Town

If you walk around the Old Town, you can feel that Luxembourg is like a fortress built on top of a hill.

Perhaps part of a Fort
Perhaps part of a Medieval Fort?

Some of the streets are narrow (typical Old Town streets) and you are like walking up and down the hills.

Hill hike street of Luxembourg
Hill hike street of Luxembourg

We did not go inside the Grand Duchy Palace, but it is a grand building from the outside.

Palace of the Grand-Dukes Luxembourg
Palace of the Grand-Dukes Luxembourg

7. Experience Luxembourg Hospitality

We stayed at Grand Hotel Cravat. It is a unique old hotel. Perhaps not as spacious as others, but it feels cozy, located in a strategic location, and the breakfast is superb.

View of Luxembourg City from the top of Grand Hotel Cravat
View of Luxembourg City from the top of Grand Hotel Cravat
Grand Hotel Cravat Breakfast
My breakfast at the Grand Hotel Cravat
Christmas Tree at the breakfast room of Grand Hotel Cravat
Breakfast room at Grand Hotel Cravat – quite spacious
Breakfast room at Grand Hotel Cravat
Christmas tree and the buffet breakfast at Grand Hotel Cravat

The hotel has an old Victorian lift which we loved so much. And it still works!

Victorian Lift at Grand Hotel Cravat
Victorian Lift at Grand Hotel Cravat
Old lift at the Grand Hotel Cravat
Beautiful working old lift at the Grand Hotel Cravat

We also went to a pub in the City Centre.

One of Luxembourg Pub
Drinks at a pub in Luxembourg City Centre

And to a delicious yet not too expensive Pizza restaurant in the city centre.

Pizzeria restaurant at Luxembourg
Pizzeria restaurant in Luxembourg

Well, our holiday trip is now come to an end. And we took our journey back from Luxembourg to London Heathrow. This time we took the British Airways flight. If you want to discover our previous trip before we arrive in Luxembourg (a trip to Mainz and Trier), please see here.

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