Luxembourg travel guide

Luxembourg Tourism | Luxembourg Guide

You're Going to Love Luxembourg

Luxembourg is one of the smallest states in Europe, sharing a border with Belgium, Germany and France. The city is known for its old hill-top fortress, unique cuisine and the world's last remaining grand duchy monarchy.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Luxembourg

1. Bock

The natural fortification of this 1st century fortress boasts a series of underground casemates available to visit by the public.

2. Place Guillaume II

This medieval town square hosts many outdoor markets, cultural performances and seasonal celebrations.

3. Adolphe Bridge

This arch bridge in the south of Luxembourg City and the nearby park is a beautiful backdrop for pictures in Luxembourg.

4. Château de Septfontaines

Located in the Rollingergrund district, this former porcelain factory is now an event space that's available to host your next party, conference or exhibition.

5. Notre Dame Cathedral

The gothic-style Jesuit Cathedral was completed in the 17th century and is the only cathedral in Luxembourg.

What to do in Luxembourg

1. Nationalmusée fir Geschicht a Konscht: Get Your Culture On

Luxembourg is without a doubt one of Europe's centers of arts and culture, and the National Museum of History and Art is at the heart of it. Situated in the Fishmarket, the building houses incredible artefacts from throughout Luxembourg's history. Visit and you'll be treated to art and archaeology that stretches back to the Roman Empire. What's more, the campus has buildings devoted just to Luxembourg's art scene, so it's a great place to get a feel for the country's creative heritage.

2. Casemates du Bock: Explore the Mighty Castles

Dating back over 1,000 years, the Casemates du Bock are an impressive sight. The castle has dominated Luxembourg's cityscape for centuries. When you visit, be sure to travel into the casemates or tunnels which stretch out over more than 10 miles. The tunnels are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site and offer history buffs a chance to delve into the city's history. Go on a walk and you'll soon find yourself admiring a unique view of the city, as many tunnels open onto spectacular vista points.

3. Place Guillaume II: Take Luxembourg's Pulse

Luxembourg is an active city, and there's no better place to get in on the fun than the Place Guillaume II. This historic square houses concerts, parades and markets throughout the year, with some feasts thrown in for good measure. When you visit, be sure to admire the church and monastery of the Franciscans, which have served as places of worship for hundreds of years. Also prominent is the statue of Grand Duke William II on his horse, which stands over the eastern half of the square.

4. Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean: Catch up to Modern Art

Luxembourg's most famous modern art museum Musée d'Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean (or Mudam for short) is a new addition to the city's must-see list. Housing original works by Andy Warhol, Thomas Struth and Andreas Gursky, the galleries are a feast for the eyes. The museum's experimental focus will be a welcome compliment to the history and antiquity of much of the city's architecture and arts. It is also one of the most popular museums for local Luxembourg residents, so it offers an authentic look at Luxembourg's contemporary arts and culture.

5. Amerikaneschen Zaldotekierfecht zu Hamm: Remember the Dead

Luxembourg is the final resting place of over 5,000 American soldiers who lost their lives during World War II. If you are interested in the war, or if you are looking for a place to contemplate the past and mortality, this is a good place to do so. The Amerikaneschen Zaldotekierfecht zu Hamm spreads out over more than 2 million square meters and includes a chapel as well as monuments to great American and Allied leaders who triumphed against German oppression during the Great War that engulfed much of the continent.

Casemates du BockCasemates du Bock;
Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc JeanMusée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean;

1. Nationalmusée fir Geschicht a Konscht: Get Your Culture On

Luxembourg is without a doubt one of Europe's centers of arts and culture, and the National Museum of History and Art is at the heart of it. Situated in the Fishmarket, the building houses incredible artefacts from throughout Luxembourg's history. Visit and you'll be treated to art and archaeology that stretches back to the Roman Empire. What's more, the campus has buildings devoted just to Luxembourg's art scene, so it's a great place to get a feel for the country's creative heritage.

2. Casemates du Bock: Explore the Mighty Castles

Dating back over 1,000 years, the Casemates du Bock are an impressive sight. The castle has dominated Luxembourg's cityscape for centuries. When you visit, be sure to travel into the casemates or tunnels which stretch out over more than 10 miles. The tunnels are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site and offer history buffs a chance to delve into the city's history. Go on a walk and you'll soon find yourself admiring a unique view of the city, as many tunnels open onto spectacular vista points.

3. Place Guillaume II: Take Luxembourg's Pulse

Luxembourg is an active city, and there's no better place to get in on the fun than the Place Guillaume II. This historic square houses concerts, parades and markets throughout the year, with some feasts thrown in for good measure. When you visit, be sure to admire the church and monastery of the Franciscans, which have served as places of worship for hundreds of years. Also prominent is the statue of Grand Duke William II on his horse, which stands over the eastern half of the square.

4. Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean: Catch up to Modern Art

Luxembourg's most famous modern art museum Musée d'Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean (or Mudam for short) is a new addition to the city's must-see list. Housing original works by Andy Warhol, Thomas Struth and Andreas Gursky, the galleries are a feast for the eyes. The museum's experimental focus will be a welcome compliment to the history and antiquity of much of the city's architecture and arts. It is also one of the most popular museums for local Luxembourg residents, so it offers an authentic look at Luxembourg's contemporary arts and culture.

5. Amerikaneschen Zaldotekierfecht zu Hamm: Remember the Dead

Luxembourg is the final resting place of over 5,000 American soldiers who lost their lives during World War II. If you are interested in the war, or if you are looking for a place to contemplate the past and mortality, this is a good place to do so. The Amerikaneschen Zaldotekierfecht zu Hamm spreads out over more than 2 million square meters and includes a chapel as well as monuments to great American and Allied leaders who triumphed against German oppression during the Great War that engulfed much of the continent.

Casemates du BockCasemates du Bock;
Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc JeanMusée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean;

Top activities & attractions in Luxembourg

Where to Eat in Luxembourg

The Restaurant Mousel's Cantine Sàrl serves the most popular regional dish of Judd mat Gaardebounen--smoked pork collar and beans. Average meal prices are 25 euros.

When to visit Luxembourg

Luxembourg in March
Estimated hotel price
$99
1 night at 3-star hotel
Luxembourg in March
Estimated hotel price
$99
1 night at 3-star hotel

Late spring or early Fall are the best times to visit the city, with a moderate temperature and lower out-of-season tourist prices.

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How to Get to Luxembourg

Plane

The Luxembourg Findel Airport is located 5km outside of the city center. Ryanair and EasyJet have flights from London to Luxembourg for around 20 euros one way.

Train

The Central Train Station has a number of high-speed trains connecting you to nearby European countries in a matter of hours.

Car

The N6 road leads to Belgium, the A1 motorway to Germany, and the A3 motorway to the French border.

Bus

MegaBus and GoBus offer trips from other European destinations to Luxembourg starting at 6 euros.

Airports near Luxembourg

Airlines serving Luxembourg

United Airlines
Good (2,857 reviews)
American Airlines
Good (4,391 reviews)
Lufthansa
Good (2,189 reviews)
KLM
Good (355 reviews)
Air France
Good (404 reviews)
Delta
Excellent (3,062 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (1,339 reviews)
British Airways
Good (1,442 reviews)
SWISS
Good (458 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (1,225 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (1,462 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (284 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (337 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (552 reviews)
LATAM Airlines
Good (785 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (441 reviews)
Ryanair
Good (1,694 reviews)
LOT
Good (344 reviews)
Air Europa
Good (145 reviews)
ITA Airways
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Where to stay in Luxembourg

Old City - This historic region is where the majority of museums, cultural events and pedestrian shopping streets are.

Popular Neighborhoods in Luxembourg City

Bonnevoie - One of the larger districts, this area has lots of up and coming restaurants and cafes with a slightly cheaper price tag.

Kirchberg - Located in the Northeast, this quarter is the main diplomatic center and also has many exhibition spaces, shops and university buildings.

Where to stay in popular areas of Luxembourg

Most booked hotels in Luxembourg

Légère Hotel Luxembourg
Excellent (8.6, 2595 reviews)
$106+
Le Royal Hotels & Resorts Luxembourg
Excellent (8.6, 1150 reviews)
$231+
Novotel Luxembourg Kirchberg
Excellent (8.3, 2928 reviews)
$140+
NH Luxembourg
Excellent (8.2, 1470 reviews)
$132+
ibis Luxembourg Aéroport
Good (7.8, 3242 reviews)
$58+
Mandarina Hotel Luxembourg Strassen
Good (7.8, 2268 reviews)
$87+
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How to Get Around Luxembourg

Public Transportation

Single tickets and daily passes can be bought at bus station kiosks throughout the city, with a single fare starting at 2 euros.

Taxi

Taxi tariffs start at 2.5 euros, with a standard fare of around 10 euros.

Car

Rental vehicles can be picked up at the airport or city center location, with average prices at 50 euros a day.

The Cost of Living in Luxembourg

Shopping Streets

Place d'Armes is the main tourist pedestrian shopping street selling souvenirs and traditional crafts. Les Rives de Clausen is one of the bigger shopping malls selling clothes, accessories and house-wear items.

Groceries and Other

Them main grocery stores in the city are Aldi, Alima and Cactus. A dozen eggs costs 3 euros.

Cheap meal
$16.66
A pair of jeans
$2.22
Single public transport ticket
$83.11
Cappuccino
$3.63