There is so much to do in Luxembourg City with kids. Luxembourg city is one of the smallest countries in Europe, and probably one of the most underrated.
Bordered by Germany, France and Belgium, Luxembourg is a wonderful mix of different cultures. It’s location within the Ardennes forest, make it a great place for outdoor adventures for the whole family.
The lush green forests just begs you to explore and admire Nature at its finest! On the blog, I will highlight the top things to do in Luxembourg City with kids.
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Luxembourg city is famed for its UNESCO listed, fortified medieval old town perched on sheer cliffs. Its spectacular valleys and plateaus led it to be nicknamed the “Gibraltar of the North”.
If you only have one day to visit this country, then Luxembourg city is the perfect place to start.
Full of beautiful architecture, history and a romantic vibe, Luxembourg city has a little bit of everything for everyone, and its such a kid-friendly city!
Luxembourg City’s beautiful and unique setting makes it a great place to explore, and a hidden gem in Europe.
How to get to Luxembourg City
Luxembourg borders Germany, France and Belgium, and is an easy day trip from any one of these countries.
You can easily get here by train or by car, but I suggest going on a road trip to Luxembourg City. The scenery driving here is amazing, but if you can’t get here by car, then the train is the next best thing.
You can pretty much get to Luxembourg City by train from any of the bordering countries in about 3 hours or less. The train from Paris to Luxembourg City is just a little over two hours.
Top things to do in Luxembourg City with kids
Visit the Grand Ducal Palace
One of the fun things to do in Luxembourg City with kids is to watch the guards as they do their march along the Grand Ducal Palace. Our little one thought it was so cool, and we found her following the guards along as they marched back and forth!
The Grand Ducal Palace is the official residence of the Grand Duke of Luxembourg, and his office where he performs his duties as head of state of the Grand Duchy.
The building was also the first City Hall from 1572-1795, as well as the headquarters of the government in 1817. You can go on a guided tour of the Palace in the summer from July to the end of August, and must be reserved in advance.
Explore the Bock Casemates
Theres so much to explore in Luxembourg City with kids. One of the most popular Luxembourg City attraction are the Bock Casemates.
The Bock Casemates were built around the early 10th century, and was considered one of Europe’s stronghold during the time.
Its defences were bolstered by three fortified rings with 24 forts, 16 other strong defensive works and a unique 23 km long network of casemates, which consists of a vast underground system of passages and galleries.
Our little one enjoyed exploring the Bock Casemate tunnels, and learning more about the history of Luxembourg. You also get the most magnificent views of the city and the Grund from here. It’s one of the best places to visit in Luxembourg city.
Visit the Grund in Luxembourg City
On your sightseeing tour of Luxembourg City, make sure to visit the Grund area. The Grund is a charming district known for its medieval architecture, and scenic riverside promenade.
It is one of the most beautiful and picturesque places in Luxembourg city, which we happen to stumble upon during a stroll around the city.
The Grund was the perfect place to take a break from sightseeing Luxembourg city. The gorgeous gardens and parks were perfect for the little ones, and the views of the city were amazing.
Admire the city views from the Chemin de la Corniche
One of the best places to admire the views of Luxembourg City is at the Chemin de la Corniche. It is known as “the most beautiful balcony of Europe”, and runs though the Alzette Valley.
From here you get the most amazing views of Luxembourg city’s old town, the casemates, and the Grund. It’s definitely one of the highlights of our visit to Luxembourg City.
Visit Luxembourg City’s Notre Dame Cathedral
Another must do on your trip to Luxembourg city with kids, is a visit to the 17th century Notre Dame cathedral.
Marvel at the late gothic architecture, as you enter this beautiful church. It was originally built as a Jesuit church, and is the only cathedral in Luxembourg.
We love visiting churches when we travel, and always light a candle and say a little prayer. Our little one always looks forward to that, and has become one of our travel rituals.
Stroll Luxembourg City’s Old City Centre
A stroll through Luxembourg city’s old city centre is probably one of the best things to do, especially if you only have one day in Luxembourg City.
The Old city centre is the perfect place to wander, with many historic buildings and gorgeous architecture to admire.
The kids will love how lively and bustling the town square is with the various events going on, and fun entertainers along the square.
You will always find something to do in Luxembourg City, whether you’re here to shop, dine, or just here for its history.
For the kiddos, Luxembourg city has many different playgrounds and parks for them to run around in, which makes it a family friendly city to visit.
Visit the Constitution Square
One of the most interesting attraction in Luxembourg city is the Memorial Obelisk in Constitution square. This memorial is dedicated to World War II soldiers, and symbolizes freedom and resistance for its people.
Constitution Square is also a great place to park if you’re driving into Luxembourg city. Just make sure to arrive early in the morning to catch a spot.
I hope this Luxembourg with kids guide inspires you to plan you’re Luxembourg city getaway. It’s an easy day trip from anywhere in Europe, and you can easily see most of the main sights in one day.
If you have more time, then a weekend trip to Luxembourg city is the best option. There is so much more to see in this underrated city in Europe. Its the one country you don’t hear much about, and a hidden gem in Europe.
Where to stay in Luxembourg City
During our visit to Luxembourg city, we stayed at the Hotel Novotel Luxembourg centre.
It’s a short walk from Luxembourg‘s city center, and Novotel hotels usually give the little ones a surprise toy when you check in.
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Some fun day trips from Luxembourg City
Belgium is an easy day trip from Luxembourg City. Read about our Belgium road trip for some amazing cities in the country.
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