June 23rd has been declared a national day in Luxembourg where people follow a procession while walking along the streets of the city with torches in hand. If you’re trying to decide what dates to visit Luxembourg then you might want to consider including June 23rd in your itinerary just because of this event!
Luxembourg’s wine region, the Moselle River Valley, is just over 30 minutes’ drive from the city centre. It’s a great place to visit if you consider yourself a bit of a wine connoisseur, or even if you just enjoy a glass or few! It’s home to vineyards producing around 16 million bottles of wine every year, and lots of them have opened their doors to visitors. Try a glass of Riesling red, or opt for a sparkling white cremant, instead.
Get the taste of royal life on a visit to The Grand Ducal Palace, where you can take a tour. The palace, which dates back around 450 years, sits in the middle of the city. It opens its doors to visitors in the summer season so you can take a guided tour for a peek inside the city residence of the Grand Ducal family. The building is pretty impressive from the outside, too, thanks to its Renaissance exterior complete with turrets and balconies.
Experience The Best
A great way to experience everything Luxembourg has to offer and soak up the beautiful sights and scenery is with a tour. There are lots to choose from but one of our favourites is the ‘Hop On Hop Off Tour’. You can sit back and enjoy the bus drive together with your travel buddy, with interesting audio commentaries throughout the trip. You’ll also have the chance to walk around during your free time and discover Vianden by yourself. The guides are filled with plenty of knowledge and interesting facts that help to enhance your experience.
Another great excursion to plan into your city break to Luxembourg is a private and guided walking tour. You’ll get the opportunity to admire Luxembourg’s medieval fortified Old Town, at the shores of the River Alzette. Picture yourself strolling through the winding alleyways and discovering grand squares, churches, and palaces on every corner. Sounds fun, right?!
Luxembourg’s cuisine is influenced by the neighbouring countries Germany, Belgium and France. The world renowned food scene is home to more Michelin star restaurants per capita than anywhere else in the world, so if you’re looking for a real treat then you’ll find plenty of delicious spots to try if your budget covers these incredible restaurants.
For equally as tasty restaurants, but a bit more budget friendly, the city has so many gorgeous spots to try, you won’t be disappointed! Restaurant Beim Schlass comes highly recommended and is in a beautiful location. You’ll find it in a tree-shaded garden terrace by a château and it serves up delicious gourmet French dishes.
Bistrot Quai is another great spot! Its glass-box dining room and decked timber terrace look across the Moselle to Germany. Premium local ingredients star in dishes such as Berdorfer cheese Cordon Bleu, Riesling pâté, and crayfish with crémant cream sauce. Plus, all wines are local, which adds to the authentic experience.
Wine lovers must plan a visit to Restaurant Chiggeri in the city of Luxembourg! Here you can take your pick from more than 2,200 different wines, how on earth could you choose?!