Holidays in Luxembourg

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Luxembourg Overview

Visiting Luxembourg

Small is beautiful. Luxembourg is just 51 miles long by 32 wide. Yet despite bordering Belgium, Germany and France, this Grand Duchy has a flavour all its own. It emerged over a thousand years ago, and today it’s still merging, into the great Ardennes forest to the north and the lush, rolling hills to the south, bordering the glorious Moselle valley.

Feel Luxembourg

Wherever you go there’s a feeling of history, calm and refinement. The country’s neat proportions make this a great place for walking, and that is a favourite activity with locals as well as visitors. The star of the show is Luxembourg City, a fortress, with ramparts sometimes called ‘Europe’s most beautiful balcony’. But even without a Juliet, you’ll fall in love with its picturesque charms.

Explore Luxembourg

The capital’s cobbled streets are lined with art galleries and museums, and wherever you turn there’s an appealing pavement café or restaurant. And if you should crave a surfeit of scenery, there’s some of the most unspoiled scenery in Europe. Just a bus ride away you’ll find medieval towns, vineyards and nature reserves. And Luxembourg’s own wineries that sit alongside the banks of the Moselle are just the ticket (unless you want to travel to them by pleasure boat along the river).

Places to visit - Sightseeing

While it is one of Europe’s smallest countries, camping in Luxembourg still offers you more than simply wonderful scenery to enjoy. This tiny country has a thriving culture and a number of captivating sights.

Luxembourg City
With more than a thousand years of history behind it, Luxembourg City offers fine buildings and surprises at every turn, not to mention 23km of underground galleries that are a must-see attraction for every visitor here.

Wenzel Circular Walk
The perfect way to discover Luxembourg City, this two-hour stroll is well signposted and shows you around most of the city’s finest buildings as well as the fortifications both above and below.

The Grand Ducal Palace
With its lovely façade in the ornate Flemish Renaissance style and magnificent ceremonial rooms inside, the Grand-Duke’s residence must be seen, though tours are only given from mid-July to the beginning of September.

National Museum of History and Art
With exhibits that stretch from prehistoric remains to 20th century decorative art, the museum really does have something for everyone, including a truly wonderful Roman mosaic.

Larochette
The medieval village of Larochette in the Mullerthal region is as charming as it is well preserved, and overlooked by the superb remains of Larochette castle, a vast sandstone ruin that still dominates the pretty scenery of the White Ernz Valley.

Mersch
The lovely old town of Mersch lies at something of a crossroads in the centre of Luxembourg, in an area of great natural beauty where you can come to see the springs of the Hunnebour, St Michael’s Tower and the prehistoric caves of the Mamer Valley.

The Mullerthal
Also known as Little Switzerland, The Mullerthal is a beautiful area of high rock formations, deep valleys, incredible views, and ruined castles such as those at Beaufort and Larochette; not to mention the wonderful Schießentümpel Cascades.

Great for younger kids

The Butterfly Garden, Grevenmacher
In the Moselle area, this lovely garden allows young ones to discover the life cycle of the butterfly in beautiful surroundings.

The Sound Trail, Hoscheid
In the midst of the ‘Our’ nature park, young children can take this special four-mile trail, with regular stopping off points to discover giant interactive sculptures, each of which enables them to create a variety of sounds.

Great for older kids

Parc Merveilleux
Close to Bettembourg in the South of the country, Parc Merveilleux offers wild animals from five continents, as well as a number of theme park rides with a Brothers Grimm theme.

Adventure Island
In the heart of the Mullerthal, you’ll find Adventure Island on Echternach Lake, where the more daring amongst you can enjoy aerial thrills including a 70m flying fox and a giant swing that moves at up to 70km/h.

Places to visit - Activities & events

Walking
With an extraordinary 5,000km of footpaths, 25 National Footpaths and more than 200 circular walks ranging from 4 to 16km, Luxembourg is a real paradise for walkers; especially with such stunning scenery at every turn.

Cycling
The Grand Duchy offers 575km of dedicated cycle paths, many of which run along former railway lines, which are dotted with old stations that now serve food. You’ll also enjoy excellent way markings and free travel for your bike on all trains here.

Fishing
Great fishing waters criss-cross Luxembourg and its borders in many places. So if you have a licence issued by a District Commissioner’s Office, you can look forward to finding Eel, Pike, Perch, Trout, Char, Gudgeon, Roach and Tench here.

Golf
There are no less than six golf courses in the Grand Duchy, each of them as scenic as they are challenging. However, please note that all of them will expect to see official proof of your UK golf club membership before allowing you to play.

Unmissable events in Luxembourg

Salsalux Festival – Early July, Luxembourg City
Held in the capital’s Alvisse parc Hotel, this vast salsa festival offers more than 40 hours of salsa workshops, not to mention parties and professional performances.

Fete de la Musique – Every June
This international music festival is now a big part of Luxembourg’s calendar, featuring everything from Mozart to performances from the Walter Trout Band and Angel at my Table.

Echternach International Festival
Offering classical music on various dates between March and May, with jazz in September, this popular festival is staged in some of the Grand Duchy’s very grandest venues.

Wiltz Festival - Late June to LateJuly
Ever since 1953, this grand festival of open-air classical concerts has been drawing music lovers to Luxembourg; and it now also offers a retractable roof, so that not even bad weather can stop the music.

Places to visit - Eating out

Lying between France and Germany as it does, Luxembourg’s cuisine is an eclectic mix of the best from both neighbours, with a few local specialities for good measure:

  • Thuringer – small, spicy sausages that are often served by street vendors.
  • Gromperekichelcher – deep-dried potato and onion fritters, often served with sausage.
  • Kniddelen – boiled flour dumplings made with smoked bacon and butter.
  • Eau-de-vie – a strong plum liqueur available in most bars and restaurants – with some neighbourhood bars making their own in a variety of fruit flavours.

Campsites in region

Larochette Birkelt playground and pool
Birkelt | Larochette

The moment you arrive in Larochette, you realise why they call it Little Switzerland. And you’ll understand why this beautiful location makes Birkelt parc such a great idea for a family holiday.

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Location reviews

Luxembourg reviews collected by Reevoo

Overall rating
8.1
Scores 8.1 out of 10 based on 59 reviews
Reviews and scores from the last 12 months.
6 out of 10

Adrian

Cheltenham
A very nice site in a pleasant quiet area.
Confirmed stay: 16 September 2013
8 out of 10

David

Preston
A very picturesque area with an economic travel system. A day ticket allows travel on all rail and bus services in Luxembourg for just 4 Euros.
Confirmed stay: 16 September 2013
9 out of 10

Glen

Suffolk
A beautiful country, spotlessly clean, friendly residents and well maintained roads. The small size of the country means nothing is too far apart and neighbouring countries make it ideal for cross border excursions. Food prices are high compared with UK but surprisingly petrol is cheaper!
Confirmed stay: 15 September 2013
10 out of 10

Kim

Axbridge, Somerset
Luxembourg is a beautiful country with a lot more to do than you may imagine. There is an abundance of historical castles and quaint little towns and villages to wander round. The people are very friendly and are, thankfully, pretty good at English, which is a bonus for 'tourists' who are not fluent in French, German or Luxembourgish.

Most supermarkets are very well stocked with a wide range of products from food to bedding to those things you don't think you need until you see them!!
Confirmed stay: 14 September 2013
9 out of 10

Dilys

Bury
A lovely, well spaced site with excellent facilities and pleasant staff. We were unfortunate with the weather but even so we enjoyed exploring the region and Luxembourg city. We were impressed with the low price of petrol, etc.. Hope to return before too long.
Confirmed stay: 14 September 2013
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