One day in Luxembourg: Unexpected Winter Wonderland

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A few weeks ago, we finally visited Luxembourg, our 61st country. In this post, I’ll tell you about the things we’ve covered during just one day in Luxembourg and what else can you see in Luxembourg in winter (what we actually couldn’t see for some reasons – listed below).

Luxembourg Card

If you’re planning to visit Luxembourg and you have a family, it makes perfect sense to buy a Luxembourg card, which costs 27 euros a day (for up to 5 people) and includes local transport and entrance to many museums and landmarks as well as great discounts for tours and attractions. We were provided with Luxembourg card by Visit Luxembourg and would like to express our gratitude to visit Luxembourg for that! However, if you’re visiting Luxembourg in winter, make sure to check, whether the museums/attractions you want to visit are open. If they aren’t, there’s not much point in buying the card, as you can imagine.

Best things to do in Luxembourg city in winter

Why Saturday is the best day in Luxembourg (for budget travellers)

Due to the ticket availability, we arrived to Luxembourg on Saturday night and had to leave on Sunday night, so we had 24 hours in the country. That was actually more than enough to see the capital! So basically, we spent in Luxembourg just one full day. That would be the same if we arrived early in the morning and left around 10 pm in the evening.

So, we arrived, checked in at our Hotel Ibis Airport and woke up at 8 am to take a bus to the city centre. Note, that all the buses are free in Luxembourg on Saturdays (which is really awesome). However, we arrived on Saturday night and had to travel by buses on Sunday, so that awesome incentive didn’t apply to us. So if you’re visiting Luxembourg on a budget, make sure to visit it on Saturday, when you have free travel!

Best things to do in Luxembourg city in winter

Best things to do in Luxembourg city in winter

If you’re heading to Luxembourg off-season (and I suppose you are if you’re reading this post), there are plenty of things you can do in Luxembourg city in winter or generally during the cold months. Even though some of the attractions and museums could be closed for renovation (or because of other reasons) and you won’t be able to walk as much as in summer, there’s still a way to enjoy the capital of Luxembourg.

So what are the best things to do in Luxembourg in winter? (in the capital)

There are of course more things you could do in Luxembourg in winter, however, these are the ones I’d recommend (especially the hot chocolate).

Our itinerary for one day in Luxembourg City

If you want to know a bit more about what we did in Luxembourg City and in what order, keep reading – here’s our personal itinerary for one day in the capital of Luxembourg!

Enjoying the panoramic walk in Luxembourg in winter

Our main point of interest in Luxembourg was the Casemates. We were really disappointed when we found them closed for a month for maintenance. Instead, we decided to take a panoramic walk around the Old Town and see it from various angles. You don’t really need an exact address, as the city centre is so small and you will SURELY find your way around as we did.

I must say, that the old town looked really photogenic with a lot of snow that fell on the city overnight. That was crazy and that happened way before the Beast from the East hit entire Europe at the beginning of March 2018! So we were the witnesses of something unusual in Luxembourg (that soon became quite usual).

We also went to see the Grand Ducal Palace and had a nice hot chocolate in the world famous Chocolate House of Natalie Bonn. The Chocolate House is really a must in Luxembourg and it doesn’t serve just an ordinary hot chocolate, no, it has a wide variety of different kinds of chocolate and all you need is to pick up one! What a challenge!

Best things to do in Luxembourg in winter

Exploring the history of Luxembourg

Later on, we continued exploring the city, took a dreamy photo in front of the castle, visited two main cathedrals of Luxembourg (including the Notre Dame) and finally, ended up in the Luxembourg City Museum, which had the biggest glass elevator I’ve ever seen. Seriously, it could easily fit 30-50 people! The museum was actually very interesting because it was telling the story of Luxembourg and was really nice and interactive. I wish we had a bit more time there, but we only had 45 minutes, as the museum was closing! Keep in mind that museums close very early in Luxembourg and it makes sense to visit them in the morning.

Summary of our weekend in Luxembourg in winter

So as you can see, our itinerary was mostly walking and taking photos of Luxembourg, however, we did the main points of sightseeing and the best things to see in Luxembourg in winter. I believe the experience of Luxembourg in winter (we were in Luxembourg in February) is totally different from the experience of Luxembourg in summer or late spring, when everything is blooming and, in general, there are more things to do!

I actually really enjoyed Luxembourg, however, I must say that what I really disliked in Luxembourg was the food. Maybe we were unlucky, but all the 3 places we visited for food, were really disappointing, especially the brasserie Bosso (would never recommend you going there).

To summarise, I would say that Luxembourg is absolutely perfect for a one-day trip, weekend break or a short trip, where you can combine it with other counties, e.g. Belgium or France!

If you want to read more about Luxembourg, check this post by my fellow blogger friend Mayuri about the most interesting facts about Luxembourg!

Luxembourg in winter - things to do

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