From the capital city to some of the best nature trails in the country, Luxembourg offers a plethora of sightseeing opportunities and fun activities for tourists on vacation.
The historic Old Quarter is the centerpiece of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its ancient fortifications and evocative architecture ensure that this city stands out from the rest.
1. The Grand Ducal Palace
Located in the city center near Place Guillaume II, the Grand Ducal Palace is one of Luxembourg's most impressive buildings. Take a tour of this magnificent structure and immerse yourself in centuries of art and history.
Originally built in the 16th century as a town hall, the palace has undergone many renovations over the years. It now exhibits some of the finest Flemish renaissance architecture in the country.
The palace is the official residence of the Grand Duke and Grand Duchess, who live here with their families. They use the palace in the exercise of their official duties as well as for a variety of meetings and audiences.
The Grand Duke's Christmas message is broadcast from the Yellow Room on Christmas Eve, while foreign heads of state are accommodated at the palace during official visits to Luxembourg. A number of receptions are also held in the Ballroom throughout the year.
2. The Museum of Fine Arts
Located in the heart of Luxembourg City, this museum is a wonderful way to experience the history and culture of this small but fascinating country. It has a huge collection of art, including paintings by Joseph Kutter, Dominique Lang, Eugene Mousset, Nico Klopp, Auguste Tremont and others.
The museum has a great collection of paintings and sculptures in a variety of styles, from 17th-century Dutch painting to 19th-century French landscapes, and everything in between. There are also a number of temporary exhibitions.
The museum is split into four levels that go down to prehistory and then back up to modern art. It is a very interesting design, taking you into a world of different ages.
3. The National Museum of History
The National Museum of History brings Luxembourg’s long and storied history to life. It’s an amazing place to visit if you have a little extra time and a passion for art and culture.
The museum is housed in the Fish Market in the heart of the historic centre of Luxembourg. It displays a wide range of artifacts from the ancient Roman times to modern times.
It has 10 floors and is a very rich collection. It has a special introduction, mainly the display of historical relics and artworks from the country of Luxembourg.
4. The Vianden Castle
A fairytale castle towers above a glistening river and a quaint little town. This is Vianden, a beautiful place in the north of Luxembourg.
A stroll through this quaint city is sure to delight, with candy coloured houses, narrow winding lanes and plenty of medieval churches. You can also take a walk along the sparkling River Our, and stop for a refreshing drink at one of the many bars dotted around the main street.
To learn more about the history of the castle, I highly recommend purchasing a tour. You can choose from various languages and the audio guide costs only EUR2 per person.
5. The Waterfall of Berdorf
In the Mullerthal region - Luxembourg's Little Switzerland - is an amazing waterfall. It is a small yet scenic waterfall in the Black Ernz with an artistic stone bridge and impressive rocks.
In winter, the water droplets from this waterfall turn into icicles that make the place even more breathtaking. It is a must-see for nature lovers and photographers.
The Mullerthal Trail is a must-visit hiking region of eastern Luxembourg with spectacular rock formations, deep valleys and lush woodlands. The Felsenweg 1 rocky path is a great starting point to explore these natural wonders, taking you through strange rocky landscapes, wild meadows and woods covered with ferns.