4-Day Local Experience of Luxembourg: Nightlife and Outdoor Adventures

Luxembourg

4 days

Vineyards on Moselle river in Wormeldange
The Old Town and Grund
The Adolphe Bridge
European court of justice, Parliament and Philharmonic Hall
Tram

About Luxembourg

Luxembourg, a small European gem, offers a unique blend of French and German cultures. This picturesque country is renowned for its medieval old town, perched atop sheer cliffs, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Luxembourg's countryside features dense Ardennes forests, nature parks, and charming villages. The Moselle wine region and the Mullerthal region, Luxembourg's Little Switzerland, are must-visits. The country is also a hub for international banking and business, making it a perfect destination for both leisure and business travelers. With its rich history, diverse culture, delicious cuisine, and stunning landscapes, Luxembourg promises an unforgettable travel experience.

4-Day Itinerary

Day 1

Exploring Grund and Experiencing Nightlife in Clausen

Morning

Start your day with a leisurely walk through the picturesque Grund district. Enjoy the stunning views of the Alzette River and the ancient fortifications that surround this UNESCO World Heritage site.

Lunch

Enjoy a traditional Luxembourgish lunch in a cozy local restaurant. Try specialties like Judd mat Gaardebounen, a smoked pork neck dish served with broad beans.

Afternoon

Visit the Bock Casemates, a vast complex of underground tunnels and galleries used for defense and shelter during wars. The views from the top are breathtaking.

Dinner

Have dinner in a trendy restaurant in the Clausen district, known for its vibrant nightlife and gastronomic scene.

Evening

Experience Luxembourg's nightlife in the Clausen district. Visit a local pub or dance the night away in a club.

Morning

Start your day with a visit to the Grand Ducal Palace, the official residence of the Grand Duke of Luxembourg. The Renaissance architecture is a sight to behold.

Lunch

Have lunch in a restaurant in the Pfaffenthal district, known for its stunning views and historical charm.

Afternoon

Take a guided tour of the Neumünster Abbey, a cultural meeting center with a rich history. Enjoy the peaceful gardens and stunning architecture.

Dinner

Enjoy a gourmet dinner in a restaurant in the Kirchberg district, known for its modern architecture and international vibe.

Evening

Visit a trendy bar or club in the Kirchberg district. Enjoy the vibrant nightlife and mingle with locals and expats alike.

Morning

Start your day with a visit to the National Museum of History and Art. Explore the extensive collections of archaeology, fine arts, and more.

Lunch

Have lunch in a local restaurant in the Limpertsberg district, known for its beautiful architecture and green spaces.

Afternoon

Visit the Fort Thüngen and the Mudam, Luxembourg's modern art museum. Enjoy the stunning architecture and the vast collection of contemporary art.

Dinner

Have dinner in a restaurant in the Gare district, known for its multicultural vibe and diverse food scene.

Evening

Experience the nightlife in the Gare district. Visit a local pub or club and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere.

Morning

Start your day with a visit to the Luxembourg City History Museum. Learn about the city's rich history and enjoy the stunning views from the panoramic lift.

Lunch

Enjoy a traditional Luxembourgish lunch in a local restaurant. Try specialties like Bouneschlupp, a green bean soup with potatoes, bacon, and onions.

Afternoon

Take a leisurely stroll through the Petrusse Valley. Enjoy the stunning views, the beautiful parks, and the ancient fortifications.

Dinner

Have dinner in a trendy restaurant in the Ville Haute district, known for its high-end shopping and gastronomic scene.

Evening

End your trip with a visit to a local pub or club in the Ville Haute district. Enjoy the vibrant nightlife and reflect on your amazing trip.

Attractions in Itinerary (9)

Grund

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Grund

Grund is a picturesque neighborhood in Luxembourg City, known for its medieval streets and buildings, vibrant nightlife, and stunning views of the Alzette River.

Neighborhoods
Cultural Experiences
Architecture
Bock Casemates

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Bock Casemates

The Bock Casemates are a vast complex of underground tunnels and galleries in Luxembourg City, used for defense purposes in the past. They offer a unique insight into the city's military history.

Attractions
Landmarks
Cultural Experiences
Architecture
Grand Ducal Palace

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Grand Ducal Palace

The Grand Ducal Palace 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.

Attractions
Monuments
Architecture
Neumünster Abbey

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Neumünster Abbey

A historical site that was once a Benedictine abbey, now a meeting place for cultural events.

Attractions
Cultural Experiences
Monuments
Religious Sites
National Museum of History and Art

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National Museum of History and Art

The museum houses a vast range of artifacts and artworks, from prehistoric times to the contemporary era, reflecting Luxembourg's cultural history.

Museums
Cultural Experiences
Fort Thüngen

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Fort Thüngen

A restored fort located in Dräi Eechelen Park, home to the Museum of the Fortress, the Archaeological Crypt, and the 'Tutesall'.

Attractions
Monuments
Landmarks
Cultural Experiences
Architecture
Mudam

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Mudam

The Grand Duke Jean Museum of Modern Art, commonly known as Mudam, is a museum of modern art in Luxembourg City, in southern Luxembourg. The museum stands on the site of the old Fort Thüngen, in the Kirchberg quarter, in the northeast of the city.

Museums
Cultural Experiences
Architecture
Luxembourg City History Museum

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Luxembourg City History Museum

A museum that illustrates the thousand-year history of the City of Luxembourg with both permanent and temporary exhibits.

Museums
Cultural Experiences
Petrusse Valley

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Petrusse Valley

A picturesque park located in a valley, offering beautiful views of the city's old quarters and fortifications.

Parks
Attractions
Landmarks

Local Food and Drinks (11)

Bouneschlupp

Bouneschlupp

A traditional Luxembourgish green bean soup with potatoes, bacon, and sometimes milk or cream. It's a hearty dish that's popular in Luxembourg.

Judd mat Gaardebounen

Judd mat Gaardebounen

A national dish of Luxembourg, it consists of smoked collar of pork with broad beans. The meat is soaked overnight, boiled with vegetables and spices, and served with the beans and boiled potatoes.

Rieslingspaschtéit

Rieslingspaschtéit

A popular dish in Luxembourg, it's a puff pastry pie filled with a mix of chopped meat, onions, parsley, and Riesling wine.

Quetschentaart

Quetschentaart

A plum tart, it's one of Luxembourg's traditional desserts. It's made from gelled plum compote in a sweet shortcrust pastry.

Thüringer

Thüringer

Thüringer sausages are small, spicy sausages that are often grilled and served with mustard and bread. They are a popular street food in Luxembourg.

Kachkéis

Kachkéis

Also known as 'cook cheese', Kachkéis is a creamy, spreadable cheese that's typically served on bread. It's a traditional Luxembourgish food.

Gromperekichelcher

Gromperekichelcher

These are crispy fried potato cakes, often spiced with marjoram and nutmeg. They're a popular snack at Luxembourg's Christmas markets.

Éisleker Ham

Éisleker Ham

A type of smoked ham from the north of Luxembourg. It's often served thinly sliced with bread and a glass of local wine.

Riesling

Riesling

Riesling is a type of white wine that's produced in the Moselle region of Luxembourg. It's known for its floral, fruity aroma and high acidity.

Diekirch

Diekirch

Diekirch is a popular local beer in Luxembourg. It's a pale lager with a light, crisp taste.

Mirabelle Plum Brandy

Mirabelle Plum Brandy

A brandy made from mirabelle plums, a fruit that's abundant in Luxembourg. The brandy is known for its sweet, smooth flavor.

Best time to visit

The best time to visit Luxembourg is between May and September when the weather is warm and pleasant. During these months, you can fully enjoy outdoor activities and sightseeing. The country also hosts various events and festivals during this period, adding to the overall experience. However, if you prefer a quieter vacation, the shoulder seasons of April and October are also good options with fewer crowds.

National holidays

Here you can find the national calendar of all public holidays for the year. These dates are subject to change as official changes are announced, so check back regularly for updates.

DateDayHoliday Name

January 1

Mon

New Year's Day

April 1

Mon

Easter Monday

May 1

Wed

Labor Day / May Day

May 9

Thu

Europe Day

May 9

Thu

Ascension Day

May 20

Mon

Whit Monday

June 23

Sun

National Day

August 15

Thu

Assumption of Mary

November 1

Fri

All Saints' Day

December 25

Wed

Christmas Day

December 26

Thu

St Stephen's Day

Please note that during national and public holidays, opening hours for establishments, museums, etc. may vary. Don't forget to check in advance!

How to get around

Luxembourg has a well-developed railway network, connecting all major towns and cities. Trains are comfortable, reliable and punctual, making them a popular choice for both locals and tourists.

The bus service in Luxembourg is extensive and efficient, covering the entire country. Buses are a cost-effective way to travel and are particularly useful for reaching smaller towns and villages that are not served by the train network.

Renting a car is a convenient option for those who prefer the flexibility of self-drive travel. Luxembourg's roads are well-maintained and signposted, and driving allows you to explore the country at your own pace.

Cycling is a popular mode of transport in Luxembourg, thanks to the country's extensive network of well-maintained bike paths. Bicycles can be rented from numerous locations across the country.

Ridesharing services such as Uber are available in Luxembourg, offering a convenient and often cost-effective alternative to traditional taxis. These services can be booked and paid for via a smartphone app.

Taxis are readily available in Luxembourg, particularly in the capital city. They can be hailed on the street, booked in advance, or picked up from designated taxi ranks.

Luxembourg City has a modern tram system that provides a quick and efficient way to get around the city. The trams are clean, comfortable and punctual, and the network covers many of the city's key attractions.

Luxembourg City is compact and pedestrian-friendly, making walking an enjoyable and practical way to get around. Many of the city's main attractions are within easy walking distance of each other.

Boat tours are a popular way to explore the Moselle Valley, offering a unique perspective on the region's beautiful scenery and historic towns. Regular services operate between Luxembourg and Germany.

While we strive for accuracy in our "How to get around" section, the information may not always be up-to-date or 100% accurate; we highly recommend cross-checking with local resources before your travel.

Important information

Currency€ EUR

Time zoneUTC+1

Driving sideRight

Emergency phone112/ 113

Drinking waterYes

Power sockets

Power socket type CPower socket type F

Voltage230 V

Things to know about Luxembourg as a first time visitor

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Luxembourg is a trilingual country. The official languages are Luxembourgish, French, and German. However, English is widely spoken, especially in tourist areas.

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The currency used in Luxembourg is the Euro (€). Credit cards are widely accepted, but it's always a good idea to carry some cash.

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Luxembourg is a very safe country with low crime rates. However, like anywhere else, it's important to be aware of your surroundings and keep your belongings secure.

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The country has a temperate maritime climate, with moderate to heavy rainfall throughout the year. Summers can be warm, with temperatures reaching up to 86°F (30°C), while winters can be quite cold, with temperatures dropping to 32°F (0°C) or lower.

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Luxembourg has an excellent public transportation system, including buses, trains, and trams. It's also the first country in the world to make all public transportation free of charge.

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Tipping is not mandatory in Luxembourg as service charge is usually included in the bill. However, it's common to leave small change if you're satisfied with the service.

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Luxembourg is a member of the Schengen Agreement, which means that citizens of many countries can visit without a visa for up to 90 days.

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Luxembourg is one of the smallest countries in Europe, but it's also one of the richest. Prices for food, accommodation, and other services can be higher than in other European countries.

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The country has a high standard of healthcare. However, it's recommended to have travel insurance that covers medical expenses.

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Luxembourg is known for its banking sector. If you need to exchange currency, it's best to do so at a bank rather than at exchange bureaus, which often have higher rates.

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The country is very pedestrian and cyclist-friendly, with numerous walking and cycling paths throughout the cities and countryside.

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Luxembourg has strict laws against drunk driving. The legal blood alcohol limit is 0.05%, lower than in many other countries.

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Smoking is banned in all enclosed public places and workplaces, including bars and restaurants.

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Luxembourg is one hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+1) and observes daylight saving time.

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The country has a high density of Michelin-starred restaurants. Reservations are recommended, especially for dinner.

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Luxembourg's tap water is safe to drink and of high quality. It's also environmentally friendly to refill your water bottle.

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The country has a well-developed telecommunications network. Free Wi-Fi is available in many public areas, hotels, and cafes.

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Luxembourg is a great destination for outdoor activities, including hiking, cycling, and wine tasting tours in the Moselle Valley.

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The country is known for its castles. While not an attraction per se, it's worth noting that there are more than 50 castles and fortifications throughout the country.

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Luxembourg is a very inclusive and open-minded country, with progressive laws on LGBT rights. It was the first country in the world to have an openly gay Prime Minister.

Basic Luxembourgish to know as a first time visitor

English phrase

Native phrase

Pronunciation

When to use it

Hello

Salut

Sa-loo

Greeting someone

Goodbye

Äddi

Ad-dee

Saying goodbye to someone

Please

Wann ech glift

Vann ech gleeft

Making a request

Thank you

Merci

Mer-see

Expressing gratitude

Yes

Jo

Yo

Affirming something

No

Nee

Nay

Negating something

Excuse me

Entschëllegt

Ent-shoolt

Getting someone's attention or apologizing

I don't understand

Ech verstinn net

Ech ver-stinn net

When you don't understand what's being said

Do you speak English?

Schwätzt dir Englesch?

Shvetst deer Eng-lesh?

Asking if someone speaks English

I'm sorry

Ech sinn duer

Ech sinn duer

Apologizing

Where is...?

Wou ass...?

Voo ass...?

Asking for directions

Bathroom

Toilette

Toi-lette

Looking for a bathroom

Help

Hëllef

Hell-ef

In case of emergency

Food

Iessen

Ee-ssen

Looking for a place to eat

Water

Waasser

Vaa-sser

Asking for water

Beer

Béier

Bay-er

Ordering a beer

Wine

Wäin

Vayn

Ordering wine

How much does it cost?

Wéi vill kascht et?

Vay vill kasht et?

Asking for the price

Good morning

Moien

Moy-en

Greeting someone in the morning

Good night

Gutt Nuecht

Goot Nuecht

Saying goodnight

Packing List

  • Clothing

  • Underwear (4 pairs)

  • Socks (4 pairs)

  • T-shirts (4)

  • Pants/Jeans (2 pairs)

  • Sweater or Jacket

  • Sleepwear

  • Comfortable walking shoes

  • Swimwear (if applicable)

  • Raincoat or umbrella

  • Toiletries

  • Toothbrush and toothpaste

  • Deodorant

  • Shampoo and conditioner

  • Body wash or soap

  • Razor and shaving cream

  • Makeup and makeup remover

  • Sunscreen

  • Hand sanitizer

  • Prescription medications

  • First aid kit

  • Travel documents and essentials

  • Passport

  • Driver's license or ID card

  • Credit and debit cards

  • Cash and coins

  • Travel insurance documents

  • Hotel and transportation reservation confirmations

  • Emergency contacts and addresses

  • Maps and guidebooks

  • Electronics and gadgets

  • Smartphone and charger

  • Headphones

  • Camera and charger

  • Power bank

  • Travel adapter

  • Laptop and charger (if necessary)

  • Miscellaneous items

  • Travel pillow and blanket

  • Earplugs and eye mask

  • Snacks

  • Water bottle

  • Books or e-reader

  • Travel-sized laundry detergent

  • Ziplock bags

  • Tote bag for shopping or excursions

Weather Conditions

When visiting Luxembourg, it's important to note that the country experiences a maritime temperate climate, with moderate to heavy rainfall throughout the year. The weather can be quite changeable, so it's advisable to pack for all conditions. In the summer months, from June to August, temperatures can reach up to 75°F (24°C), but can also drop to around 50°F (10°C) in the evenings. Therefore, it's recommended to pack light clothing for the day and warmer layers for the cooler evenings. Don't forget your sunscreen, as the sun can be quite strong during these months. In the winter months, from December to February, temperatures can drop to around 32°F (0°C) and can go as high as 37°F (3°C). Snowfall is common during these months, so if you're planning to visit during this time, pack warm clothing, including a heavy coat, gloves, and a hat. Waterproof shoes are also a good idea, as the streets can become wet and slippery. Spring and autumn can be quite mild, with temperatures ranging from 45°F (7°C) to 60°F (16°C). These seasons can be quite rainy, so a waterproof jacket and umbrella are essential items to pack. Regardless of when you visit, it's always a good idea to check the weather forecast before your trip to ensure you're adequately prepared. Remember, the weather can change quickly in Luxembourg, so always be prepared for a shift in conditions.

MonthHi / Lo (°C)Weather Overview

January

6° / -1°

January is the coldest month in Luxembourg, with temperatures often dropping below freezing. It's a great time for indoor activities and exploring the city's museums and galleries.

February

7° / -1°

February is still quite cold in Luxembourg, with occasional snowfall. It's a good time to visit if you enjoy winter sports or want to experience the city's winter charm.

March

12° / 1°

March sees the start of spring in Luxembourg, with temperatures gradually increasing. It's a good time to visit for outdoor activities as the landscape begins to bloom.

April

15° / 4°

April is a pleasant month in Luxembourg, with moderate temperatures and more hours of daylight. It's a great time to explore the city's parks and gardens.

May

19° / 8°

May is a warm month in Luxembourg, perfect for outdoor activities and sightseeing. The city is vibrant with spring colors and the weather is generally pleasant.

June

22° / 11°

June marks the start of summer in Luxembourg, with long days and warm temperatures. It's an ideal time for outdoor activities and exploring the city's historic sites.

July

24° / 13°

July is the warmest month in Luxembourg, with plenty of sunshine. It's a great time to visit for outdoor activities, festivals, and events.

August

23° / 13°

August is another warm month in Luxembourg, with occasional rain showers. It's a good time to visit for outdoor activities and to enjoy the city's summer vibe.

September

20° / 10°

September marks the start of autumn in Luxembourg, with temperatures gradually decreasing. It's a good time to visit for hiking and exploring the city's beautiful autumn scenery.

October

15° / 6°

October is a cool month in Luxembourg, with vibrant autumn colors. It's a great time to visit for photography and to experience the city's autumn charm.

November

10° / 2°

November is a chilly month in Luxembourg, with shorter days and colder temperatures. It's a good time to visit for indoor activities and to experience the city's winter charm.

December

7° / 0°

December is a cold month in Luxembourg, with occasional snowfall. It's a great time to visit for Christmas markets and winter festivities.

Did you know?

Did you know that Luxembourg is the second smallest country in the European Union, after Malta?

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