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Luxembourg City | Top Ten Things to do on a budget

Is Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg a rich country? According to the World Economic Forum is the second richest country in the world with an average GDP per capita of $79,593,91.

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Is Luxembourg worth visiting? The capital of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg is a picturesque city with lots to do and see from historical attractions and panoramic views to a great number of bars and restaurants to hang out. Read EvBeing guide on the best things to do if you are on a tight budget.

A paroramic view of Alzette River and blocks of buildings and houses in the capital of Luxembourg.
Le Chemin de la Corniche has been described by the Luxembourg writer Batty Weber, as the most beautiful balcony of Europe. Luxembourg’s city Old Quarters and Fortifications are included in the Unesco World Heritage List

HOW TO GET FROM THE AIRPORT TO THE CITY

Get to town from Findel Airport by taking the bus No 16. You don’t have to pay a ticket, public transport in Luxembourg is free of charge since March 2020.

THE MUSEUMS TO VISIT

  • Visit the National Museum of History and Art located in the Ville Haut. The Museum displays the art history of the city. The entrance is free apart from the temporary exhibitions that cost 7€ for adults. Explore the lovely coffee shop situated on the ground floor.
  • The Bank Museum is a small museum located in Luxembourg’s State and Savings Bank’s Head Office (Banque et Caisse d’Epargne de l’Etat). You will explore this tiny museum and discover a wide selection of coins, paper notes, traditional typewriters.
  • If you are an enthusiast of the old public transport then visit the Tram and Bus Museum. The museum exhibits a wide collection of vintage trams and souvenirs of the city’s public transportations since 1960.

TEN THINGS TO DO ON A BUDGET

  1. Join a walking tour to discover the hidden gems of the city. The tour begins at 11:00 AM at the Plaza de la Constitución, which is located very close to the city centre. Meet up with your tour guide in the Kadish Monument.
  2. Tired of walking? Explore the historical sights of the city, book a ride with Pétrusse Express Train and hop on hop off as you wish.
  3. Visit the Le Chemin de la Corniche, one of the most beautiful balconies in Europe.
  4. Walk around the main sights of the city. View the Plaza de la Constitución, learn about the history of the city, the Plaza de las Armas, the Luxembourg City Hall.
  5. Visit the Notre Dame, the only cathedral in the city, originally a Jesuit church.
  6. Visit the Grand Ducal Palace, the official residence of the Grand Duke of Luxembourg. Guided Tours are organised from July until the end of August.
  7. Walk around Grund neighbourhood, a historic district in the centre of the city and UNESCO World Heritage Site, located in the banks of the Alzette River.
  8. Take a photograph of Saint Michael’s Church, a Roman Catholic church, located in the Fishmarket.
  9. Walk around the Monument of Remembrance, a famous historical monument, known as the Golden Lady, commemorating thousands of Luxembourgers who volunteered during the World War.
  10. Explore the Bock Casemates, a huge complex of underground cellars and tunnels, begun in 1644, operated as a bomb shelter during the Second World War.
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A giant wooden sculpture situated outside the Grand Ducal Palace in the city of Luxembourg

HOW DO YOU CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS ?

A snowman sculpture standing in front of a christmas market chalet in the city of Luxembourg
Does Luxembourg have Christmas markets? If you travel to the city of Luxembourg during the Christmas time then visit the markets in the Place de la Constitution and Place d’Armes
  • If you travel to Luxembourg over the Christmas period is worth visiting some of the Christmas markets offering all kinds of delicious food, national treats, Christmas decorations.
  • Luxembourg during the Christmas period is a unique experience! If you are visiting the city along with your friends, then book a Christmas guided tour to get the most out of the Christmas markets and festive spirit of the city.

WHERE TO EAT AND DRINK

  • A la soupe. Taste the soup of the day, order a dessert, drink a wine.
  • The Chocolate House is located opposite the Grand Ducal Palace. Taste from a wide range of delicious chocolate cakes, sip hot beverages, take away French chocolates and tiramisu.
  • La Boucherie: Go for a two course-meal menus, main and dessert or starter and main.
  • The IKKY Bar: Choose a mixed plate of sushi served with white wine.
  • Are you on a tight budget and would like a quick bite? Then visit Charles sandwiches to taste a yummy burger served with your favourite french fries.
  • The Golden bean. Sip hot chocolate with a shot of espresso, vanilla and whipped cream.
  • Are you vegetarian or vegan? Then visit Oak! Choose from a wide selection of organic, palm-oil free, plant-based and gluten-free foodies. Drink Andalousian gazpacho, taste from delicious risotto with seasonal veggies, beetroot soup to smokey quinoa.
  • The Downtown: Order a bowl of lentil soup with bacon and San Pellegrino sparkling water.
  • Would you like a little luxury at the end of your trip? Then visit Coco Mango to enjoy a great panorama of the city.
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BEST DAY TRIPS FROM LUXEMBOURG?

  1. Looking for the best day trips outside Luxembourg? Then take the bus lines 111 and 110 to Echternach, the oldest town of the country. Visit the historic monastery Abbey of Echternach, explore the city by walking around the Echternach Lake, practice hiking in the Gorges du Loup.
  2. Take the train to Ettelbruck, then ride the 570 bus to visit Vianden, a picturesque commune situated in the northeast of the country. Get your camera ready to capture those amazing landscapes.
A panoramic view of the city of Luxembourg decorated on Christmas lights
Grund is a picturesque neighbourhood in central Luxembourg City, located on the banks of the Alzette River, offering a beautiful natural landscape

HOW TO PLAN A MULTI COUNTRY TRIP

  1. Ride the FlixBus from Luxembourg city to Trier, Germany’s oldest city. The historic city, which lies on the banks of the Moselle river, offers a range of historical and archaeological attractions and plenty of choices of bars and restaurants. What should you not miss in Trier?
  2. Take a 40 minute train ride to reach Metz, a beautiful city in France that borders Luxembourg, Belgium and Germany.
  3. If you would like to travel a little further, then ride the train or take the bus to Brussels. Travel by train from Luxembourg City to the Belgian capital for 2 hours and 45 minutes or ride Flix Bus if you are on a tight budget.

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How much spending money do you need for a day in Luxembourg city? Following the budget things, I recommend you should plan to spend 30-35€ per day on your holidays. This post recommends additional tours and activities to get the most out of your holidays in the capital of Luxembourg.

This post was most recently updated on July 25th 2020.

6 thoughts on “Luxembourg City | Top Ten Things to do on a budget

  1. We were supposed to spend a day out there on a trip that included Brussels and Paris this October. Alas, the world thought otherwise. Saving this for later! 🙂

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  2. Luxembourg has been on the list for a while but I’ve not made it yet. Thanks for giving me some great idea to do when I finally get there 🙂 I didn’t realise public transport is free! That’s amazing.

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  3. You had me at “public transport in Luxembourg is free of charge.” That’s amazing — for both locals and tourists! Definitely makes traveling on a budget much easier (how many times I have spent half my day walking when I could have hopped on a $0.50 bus…)

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