Day Trip to Luxembourg

Old May 3rd, 2004, 12:42 PM
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Day Trip to Luxembourg

My sister and I will be spending a Saturday in Luxembourg. Does anyone have a suggestions for must sees or good places to eat? Thanks!
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Assuming you mean Luxembourg City, as opposed to the entire country of the same name, the greatest "must see" is the city itself. Expect to do a lot of walking.

The city is spectacular. Massive stone bridges span the 150 ft-deep Alzette and Petrusse gorges. Take the stairs down to the river bottoms (when you are ready to return to the top, consider the elevator- it is near the Pont Viaduc). The Petrusse "valley" is a quiet green belt, whereas the areas along the Alzette River are much more developed (The Grund). Views of the upper city from the river banks are especially striking just at sunset.

The Ville is the elevated plateau at the core of the city. This is the oldest part of the city and is surrounded by partially dismantled medieval fortifications, called the casemates. The area around the main train station, as in many European cities, is only about 100 years old, yet still interesting. This younger neighborhood is known as "The Gare."

Luxembourg City is one of those almost-perfect places that reminds me why I travel. My heart and mind love the place, but my feet are a little more ambivalent.
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Baccus has great pizza (my wife's favorite place to eat there) and is near the Grand Ducal Palace (which is open for tours during the summer). There is a good Chinese resturant on Place d'Armes and a good place for soup, salads, and deserts Pain de Table (or something similar). My mom lives there and we love to visit.
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I agree with smueller - the city is spectacular.

We spent the entire day just walking around, exploring, and enjoying the spectacular views. Usually when we visit a city we go inside buildings (churches, museums, historical homes), but in Luxembourg City we spent the entire day outside enjoying the beauty of the city and the landscape. Be sure to explore the Bock Casemates and stroll along the Chemin de la Corniche. Have a safe journey and wonderful travels. Peace.

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Adeline, where did you end up going?
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