This characterful capital only covers a small area of the hilly landscape but is big enough to be full of surprises.
Come to find world-class museums alongside great dining destinations and oodles of photo-worthy views.
The airport is close to the city’s financial and historic centres, offering dramatic views as you land. Buses and taxis give easy access to the capital’s key areas and around the city, though it’s definitely best to explore the old-world atmosphere on foot.
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Neighbourhoods To See
Kirchberg: for business
Take the free lift up to glimmering Kirchberg, the modern business district and home to European institutions including the Court of Justice, the National Concert Hall and MUDAM modern art gallery.
Old Town: for sightseeing
Wander through scenic landmarks, monuments and museums including the Museum of National History, 17th-century Notre Dame cathedral and vast tunnel network of Bock Casemates.
Grund: for partying
By day, visit for historic abbeys and charming cobbled streets. By night, the area transforms as abundant bars, restaurants and pubs bring its medieval streets to life.
Wander through these atmospheric 17th and 18th century tunnels burrowing into the cliffs to discover their rich and varied history.
Chemin de la Corniche
Luxembourg’s most famous walkway acts as a balcony to the city, leading from the Casemates around the Alzette valley, offering views into the dramatic gorge below.
Kirchberg’s modern art gallery is a marvel, its light spacious interior displaying the work of contemporary masters such as Cy Twombly and Daniel Buren, as well as temporary exhibitions.
The Ducal Palace
In summer you can explore inside Luxembourg’s royal residence when the Duke and Duchess are away. It’s still worth a visit when they are home, just to see the elegant façade of this city-centre palace.
Notre Dame Cathedral
Luxembourg’s stunning main cathedral, built in the 17th century, has a fairy-tale aesthetic and features an impressive array of artworks inside its vaulted nave.
Food And Drink
You’ll never go hungry here, choosing from hearty local treats such as freshwater fish straight from Luxembourg’s numerous rivers. This modern capital offers a mix of traditional and international cuisines, compete with local vintages from the surrounding Moselle vineyards.
MAY | Luxembourg Museum Days
Museums across the country open their doors to share the country’s heritage, with programmes for the whole family.
JUNE + JULY | Fête de la Musique, MeYouZik and Blues ’n’ Jazz Rallye
Enjoy a host of international musicians performing at open-air venues.
DECEMBER | Christmas markets
Luxembourg comes to life with twinkly Christmas markets selling sweet treats, crafts and mulled wine by the gallon.