On our way to the Alsace I visited the capital city Luxembourg. I spent a half day walking through the historic city center, navigating from point of interest to point of interest by a map.

Sitting at the balcony of Europe is a must do activity in Luxembourg!

Luxembourg is a pretty town, it is very clean and has some lovely squares and cobblestone streets. I think the historic sights are mainly interesting if you are a history buff or really interested in politics. As Luxembourg is a capital city it has a lot of government buildings, while I found the supply of (art) museums and other interesting sights on the low side. Below you will find some pictures that show typical Luxembourg sights and streets.

What I did love about Luxembourg is the Chemin de la Corniche, also known as “The Balcony of Europe”. The Chemin de La Corniche is the city wall of Luxembourg with a pedestrian promenade on it, it divides the city in a high and low part and from here you have beautiful views over the river valley. We loved taking a little walk in this area of this city. From the Corniche you can also see that the surroundings of Luxembourg are really green, as Luxembourg is a true cyclists Walhalla. If you are a cyclist I can imagine Luxembourg to be the perfect location, while cycling the hills by day and having a sophisticated dinner in the town at night.

Trying not to fall of the Corniche
On this picture you can really see the divide between the upper and lower part of Luxembourg

As we were on our way to the Alsace, where we would probably eat a lot of meat and Flammkuchen we decided to have a healthy lunch. We accidentally bumped into the Luxembourg hotspot Urban bar, where we had a lovely quinoa bowl and avocado toast. The portions were generous, the prices reasonable and the atmosphere and service really good! Even the toilet was a lot of fun 😉 In the area of Urban bar you will find many bars and restaurants and this seems like the perfect spot for a late night drink.

Beautiful bar of Urban bar

We stayed in the Ibis budget hotel near the airport, there were frequent buses heading into town and free parking at the hotel, which made it the perfect budget visit.

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