Hello and welcome again coologgers! Today we’re going to visit Luxembourg City in Luxembourg! Wow, it’s fantastic! Because everyone talks about the city(Luxembourg) and the whole country(Luxembourg) are super duper expensive. We’ll see about that! Also in this guide, we have a guest traveler, writer, Luxembourgian! I’ve asked some questions about Luxembourg and he’s kindly answered it. You can read it on my part! Thank you mate! So, if you’re ready cuz we’re ready. Let’s begin!
How to Go Luxembourg?
It’s easy to go if you’re living in Europe. You can choose bus, plane or train. It could be Flixbus, Ryan Air, Deutsche Bahn or Blablacar… It’s up to you! You can choose your transportation whatever you want!
But if you’re living outside of Europe (like Turkey) you must choose a plane if you don’t melt in the train!!! For the Turkish travelers and voyagers, I recommend Turkish Airlines if you want to direct flight! Otherwise, you can search on skyscanner.com (ads closed).
What did we do? Well, that’s a good question. Me and my cousins used to live in Germany (They’re still but I’m not). So, we went there by my cousin’s car. Because Luxembourg is just 3 hours away from Germany! (If you’re living in NRW Region!) It was a good decision for me. It’s comfy. But there’s a problem here. Because Luxembourg has a parking problem. It’s really hard to find any parking space in the city center. I think it was forbidden and the city is too small. So if you go there just like us you have to walk for 15 minutes to reach the city center! Keep that in your mind!
Where to Stay in Luxembourg?
Well, to be honest, we don’t know exactly. Because I’ve been there twice but only for a day. So, at this point, I can’t recommend anywhere to stay in Luxembourg but if you know some places, please write down to below in the comment section. But you can read the reviews on the booking or hostels dot com.
Where to visit in Luxembourg?
That’s a tricky question! If I say you’ve sooo many options in Lux I’ll become a liar. We don’t have many options here, unfortunately. But there are some good spots, places in Lux! For example city center! It look’s great and architecture is so European. I like the design of the streets and the symmetry of the streets. And also they have long streets that you can find so many shops like İstiklal, it’s really good to walk in that street that I don’t remember its name. Sorry 🙂
The city is divided into two parts. One of is the old part (Ville Haute) and the other part is the river part(Ville Basse). You can start your tour from the old part. Because during your walk you’ll find so many restaurants, parks, and cafes on your route. So, I’d like to mention about some important places to see.
First of all, Notre-Dame Catedral! is the Roman Catholic Cathedral of Luxembourg City, in southern Luxembourg. It was originally a Jesuit church, and its cornerstone was laid in 1613. It is the only cathedral in Luxembourg. The church is a noteworthy example of late gothic architecture; however, it also has many Renaissance elements and adornments. At the end of the 18th century, the church received the miraculous image of the Maria Consolatrix Afflictorum, the patron saint of both the city and the nation. At the cemetery of the cathedral is the National Monument to the Resistance and to the Deportation. The centerpiece of the monument is the famous bronze monument by the 20th-century Luxembourgish sculptor Lucien Wercollier called The Political Prisoner.
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Okay, next one is The Grand Ducal Palace! It is the official residence of the Grand Duke of Luxembourg, and where he performs most of his duties as head of state of the Grand Duchy. The building was first the city hall of Luxembourg from 1572 to 1795, the seat of the prefecture of the Département des Forêts in 1795, and then the headquarters of the Luxembourg Government in 1817. During the German occupation in the Second World War, the Grand Ducal Palace was used by the Nazis as a concert hall and tavern. Much of the palace’s furniture, art collections and jewels were ruined. Large swastika flags were hung down the front. With the return of Grand Duchess Charlotte from exile in 1945, the palace once again became the seat of the Grand Ducal Court. Under the supervision of Charlotte, the palace was redecorated during the 1960s. It was thoroughly restored between 1991 and 1996. The interior of the Palace has been regularly renovated to match modern tastes and standards of comfort. As the official residence of the Grand Duke, the palace is used by him in the exercise of his official functions. He and the Grand Duchess, together with their staff, have their offices at the palace, and the state rooms on the first floor are used for a variety of meetings and audiences.
The Gëlle Fra monument commemorates the thousands of Luxembourgers that volunteered for service in the armed forces of the Allied Powers during the First World War. The Monument of Remembrance, usually known by the nickname of the Gëlle Fra (Luxembourgish for ‘Golden Lady’), is a war memorial in Luxembourg City, in southern Luxembourg. It is dedicated to the thousands of Luxembourgers who volunteered for service in the armed forces of the Allied Powers during both World Wars and the Korean War.
And the last one is Adolphe Bridge.
Adolphe Bridge is an arch bridge in Luxembourg City, in southern Luxembourg. Adolphe Bridge has become an unofficial national symbol of sorts, representing Luxembourg’s independence, and has become one of Luxembourg City’s main tourist attractions. The bridge was designed by Paul Séjourné, a Frenchman, and Albert Rodange, a Luxembourger, and was built between 1900 and 1903. Its design was copied in the construction of Walnut Lane Bridge in Philadelphia, the United States.
Those are the ones that I’ve seen it before. Honestly, they don’t have many things to offer you about sightseeing but still, it’s a lovely city. Also, it’s an expensive city. I had to had McDonald’s menu while I was there. Everything was expensive. But it’s your call. I can’t make your decision. So, those are my recommendations. Now it’s time to learn Luxembourg from the Luxembourgian!
coologger- Can you tell just one thing about good in your country except for your treasure?
coologger- Just kidding. Can you tell me about the restaurants, foods and other good stuff in Luxembourg?
Luxembourgian- I would advise anyone to see the city by night especially the Old Town with all the small Pubs and the small canyon going through the center, the gëlle Fraa (WWII & WWI Symbol), de Palais of the Grand duke and so on. If you are looking for a walk you have to go to the Mëllerdall and in the Summer it is a tradition to go for a swim to the Stauséi. There are many more things but I guess those would be the things I would do. Also very traditional and a must for everyone in Luxembourg is the Schueberfouer a big fair in the city, but I don’t like it very much cause there are too many people. Traditional Restaurants I don’t know so many in the center, you have the “Um Dierfgen”, in the center and the Briddeler Stuff, and Mëllerefer Stuff which are also very good and traditional but not in the Center. Well as the traditional food we have more dishes than that, the most famous ones are Kniddelen, Ierzebulli, Paschtéitchen I guess and the cheese is called Kachkéis. But we have also various traditional sausages like Blanne Jang, Edamer.
coologger- Thank you mate! See you soon!
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