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).
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.
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.
You can see and feel the Old City of Luxembourg from the artefacts exhibited in this Museum.
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 name. This was dated around 963 AD and so probably we can assume Luxembourg was born circa 963 AD.
The Museum displays a document which probably the original or the copy of the exchange contract.
There are some religious antique statues too.
As well as religious Christian Chalice and Monstrance. Very ornate gold.
3. St Michael’s Church
St Michael’s Church is the oldest Church in Luxembourg probably build in the 10th century.
You will see St Michael The Archangel statue near the entrance.
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.
4. Luxembourg Cathedral
Don’t forget to also visit the Notre-Dame Cathedral. It looks so beautiful in winter time.
5. Luxembourg Christmas Market
If you visit Luxembourg in festivity season, you will see delightful Christmas markets around Luxembourg city centre.
And when it snows, you will feel the wonderful magical European winter.
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.
Some of the streets are narrow (typical Old Town streets) and you are like walking up and down the hills.
We did not go inside the Grand Duchy Palace, but it is a grand building from the outside.
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.
The hotel has an old Victorian lift which we loved so much. And it still works!
We also went to a pub in the City Centre.
And to a delicious yet not too expensive Pizza restaurant in the city centre.
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.