1001 magic views of Luxembourg
Luxembourg City, affectionately referred to as “D’Stad” by the locals, is often overlooked and underappreciated. However, for those who enjoy exploring cities, it’s definitely worth a visit. With stunning views, World Heritage fortifications, diverse museums and cultural offerings, beautiful parks, and convenient and free public transportation, the city offers much to see and do. This tour takes you to its most important landmarks and along incredible view on the upper and lower part. Combine your walk through town with a leisurely afternoon in a park, a shopping trip, or a visit to one of its cosy bars and restaurants.
Stunning views of Luxemburg
The tour starts in the heart of Luxembourg City and takes you through some very nice parks and green spaces, offering stunning views of the city and the Grund-area with the Alzette river. You’ll pass by landmarks such as the famous Red Bridge, the Gëlle Fra (the Golden Lady), incredible views on the other districts, the Cathedral of the Notre Dame and the Adolphbridge. The walking bridge underneath is a popular spot for photographers, and it’s easy to see why – the views are simply breathtaking.
UNESCO World Heritage
Take your time to explore the fortifications along the way. These are now on the UNESCO World Heritage List and were connected by an underground corridor system known as the casemates. These fortifications made Luxembourg nearly invincible, making them neutral during many European wars. The casemates are still approximately 17 km long. Some parts can be visited with a guide. if you’d like to do that, make sure to reserve your visit upfront. From the fortifications, you have a great view of the financial district and the building of the European Union.
Make you trip easier with free public transport
We highly recommend taking a day to explore the stunning city of Luxembourg. With its breathtaking views, accessible public transport, museums, and diverse cultural offerings, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. To fully immerse yourself in the experience, make sure to wear comfortable shoes and be ready to tackle some height differences. Thankfully, the lift from Haute-Ville to Grund and back through the Pfaffenthal lift make the elevation differences manageable. At the end of the tour, you can take the tram back to the city center at the station. Get ready to be enchanted by all that Luxembourg has to offer!
Show this hike on Komoot. You can make the hike with this app or you can download the gpx-file on the website.
Parc Monterey, Luxemburg
You can park in the car park Monterey or in one of the free car parks surrounding the city and take the free public transport. Parc Monterey is a great spot to relax, let the kids play at the beautiful playground (with waterpark), go to the (clean!) toilets or enjoy a drink at the bar.
Why is this hike worth it?
- spectacular views on the city
- fortifications and casemates
- lots of historic sites
- parc Monterey with an amazing (water) playground
- explore the upper and lower part of the city
- the highlights in one day
Length and difficulty
9 km – 3 hours – difficulty: fairly easy
Distance from Lacuisine
58 km – 50 min by car
More hikes in the region