Luxembourg City is a pretty small city and it can be seen in just one day, even without the luxury of a private transportation. When my friend and I traveled to the city from the Netherlands, we intended to just roam around and enjoy the beauty of the city by foot. Yes, we just walked the whole time. And by doing so, we saw how picturesque the city’s landscape was, from its cliffs to the narrow valleys, to its deep gorges.
Below is a quick guide to seeing Luxembourg City by foot.
Note: This guide assumes that the Place de la Gare (main train station) is your starting point.
1. Adolphe Bridge
About 20 minutes of walking from the train station. This is one of Luxembourg City’s main tourist attractions, which was built between 1900 and 1903.
Address: Uewerstad, Lëtzebuerg, Luxembourg
GPS Coordinates: 49.6083°N 6.1270°E
2. Gëlle Fra, Monument of Remembrance
About 8 minutes of walk from Adolphe Bridge. This is a memorial of Luxembourgers who served in the armed forces of the Allied Powers during World War I.
Address: Place de la Constitution, 1478 Luxembourg
3. Cathédrale Notre-Dame
About 4 minutes of walk from the Monument of Remembrance. Built in 1613, this is the only cathedral in Luxembourg.
Address: Rue Notre Dame, 2240 Luxembourg
GPS coordinates: 49°36′34″N 06°07′52″E
4. Place d’Armes
About 5 minutes of walk from the Cathédrale Notre-Dame. We love this square. Tourists gather in here for cafés and restaurants.
Address: Place d’Armes, Luxembourg
(If you have a GPS, finding this square is not hard)
5. Palais Grand Ducal
About 5 minutes of walk from the Place d’Armes. This is a very old building that is now the official residence of the Grand Duke of Luxembourg.
Address: 17 Rue du marché-aux-Herbes, Luxembourg
6. Bock and Casemates
About 5 minutes of walk from the Palais Grand Ducal. The bock, consisting of vast underground system of passages and galleries known as the casemates, was one of the most interesting places I’ve visited in Luxembourg.
Address: 10 Montée de Clausen, 1343 Luxembourg
7. Luxembourg City History Museum
About 8 minutes of walk from the Bock. This is the best place to learn the thousand-year history of the City of Luxembourg.
Address: Rue du St Esprit, Luxembourg
About 8 minutes of walk from the Luxembourg City History Museum. Destroyed in 1542, the building was rebuilt by monks in 1606. The Nazis used the building to imprison political enemies in World War II.
Address: 28 Rue Münster, 2160 Luxembourg
If you have more time to spare after visiting the 8 interesting points, visit the Grand Duchess Charlotte Bridge. It will be a long walk, about 30 minutes from Neimënster.
If you have a smart phone, download the free app maps.me. This is the coolest travel map that I have been using when walking around unfamiliar places. Once you downloaded the app, search for Luxembourg City map and download it to your phone. This app does not need any wifi to work. If your smartphone is GPS-capable, just turn the GPS or location settings to “ON” and the app will work fine. It will give you your exact location and there is an arrow that appears on the map that follows you wherever you go.
Will you visit Luxembourg City?