Summer has passed so quickly and it’s a pleasure to welcome you back after the holidays with some more pictures of my travels around Europe.
A business opportunity brought us to Luxembourg and we have been able to enjoy a fantastic summer surrounded by new landscapes that I wanted to show everyone. So here are 5 reasons to visit Luxembourg and maybe surprise yourself!
1- Summer is nice and sunny
Luxembourg is not a year-round warm country, but its continental climate offers a good choice for summer weather while being really reasonnable regarding its European neighbors.
This Summer most of the days were around 25 degrees with nights around 15 mainly due to the forests surrounding its capital and main towns. Temperatures feel really comfortable, bringing enjoyment to outdoors activities. Even on cloudy days, a good walk is always pleasant.
Luxembourg can be easily accessed by road, train or plane and its national airline Luxair, is well known for its quality and punctuality. And it is always good to remember, from the 1st of March 2020, all public transport will be totally free in Luxembourg.
2- Its capital is either buzzling or peaceful and cosy
Luxembourg city has very different neighborhoods, either very international and busy around the main station (Gare) or the business area of Kirchberg or more quiet and very close to the nature, like the Grund. It’s a city of contrasts.
The heart of the city is the Ville Basse, the lower level of the city. It’s a scenic and picturesque area, with plenty of green areas and preserved buildings and structures from medieval times, such as the Bock Casemates, a group of tunnels and galleries build in 1644 during the Spanish domination to serve as defensive passages.
The welcoming Abbaye of Neumünster (in the Grund, ville basse) is one of our favorite places in the city and is a great place to unwind and walk during the long summer evenings.
Some great restaurants offering international cuisine are also located in the area of Clausen (ville basse) and are to be discovered.
The Ville Haute, higher level of the city, is where all the buzz happens. From the historical city centre with its squares (place Guillaume and place D’Armes) and the Palais Grand-Ducal, to Kirchberg, business area of the city with great options of entertainment (MUDAM – Modern Art Museum, and the Philharmonie).
3- Its community is vibrant with exciting activities
Luxembourg is a small country where most of the international communities are represented to offer a unique and amazing opportunity to meet the world.
The Schueberfouer, yearly funfair happening early September is an amazing opportunity to celebrate the town and its diverse community around the ferris wheel and its numerous attractions. It also counts with a great deal of typical food such as the Gromperekichelcher (Luxembourgish potato fritters), and stands selling souveniers and interesting objects.
Located on the Place du Glacis, its attractions offer amazing photos like the one below.
4- Its landscapes are breathtaking
Leaving the city to the North of the country, numerous castles can be visited like the one of Bourscheid pictured below.
The beautiful region around Esch-sur-Sûre offers to the visitors gourmet cuisine and tremendous views on the river Sûre and the forests surrounding it.
5- Its towns are full of colours and history
Leaving the region of La Sûre, it’s worth driving East to the Mullerthal, its beautiful waterfalls, its long trails into the woods and the town of Echternach.
Located at the border of Germany and home a very well known festivals and religious processions, it’s for sure a very well spent Sunday in one of the most traditional towns in Luxembourg.
And you, have you already visited Luxembourg? Are you planning to do so? Let me know your thoughts and happy to help you create your journey around Luxembourg.
Did you like the pictures? All credit goes to my better half Marcela Hernoux. You can check her work on www.marcelahernouxphotography.com