Hi, it’s me Marimonda!
Today, I’d like to share my visit to Luxembourg, a small but strong country. Luxembourg is probably known for its high GDP in the world. It’s an impressively clean state compared to other European countries. It’s on the border of France, Germany and Belgium. I visited Luxembourg for two days to relax. Thus, I didn’t do many things in the city this time, except wandering around the city and visiting the chocolate house to chill out.
I visited the Cathedral Notre Dame which is the only cathedral in Luxembourg. Since I’ve visited so many cathedrals in France, the cathedral wasn’t a big wow to me. But it has a unique features such as windows on the roof as a result of the mixture of different architect style.
You can also visit the Grand Ducal Palace, which is located in the center of Luxembourg. The palace can be visited exclusively during the summer between July to August through a guided tour. The price for an adult is €14 and you can find websites where you can make a reservation. I didn’t enter into the palace, but I enjoyed the façade of the building.
I went to the Chocolate house in front of the palace, and got a seat on the second floor near the window toward the palace. In this way, I can have a cup of coffee with cakes with an extraordinary view. Honestly, the coffee wasn’t that impressive, but their cake is a must try in Luxembourg. I tried the black forest cake and lemon flavored one. Both of them were great. If you have a sweet tongue, this place will be a heaven for you. If you’re on special occasion in Luxembourg, you may consider ordering a custom-made cake.
On the street, there were fountains which cooled me down on a hot day. Seeing trash cans designed in a witty way, it seemed to be obvious that the city pay attention to its look. The city was extremely clean compared to other European cities.
You can also see Gelle Fra near Notre Dame. The golden lady is a commemorate souvenir for Luxembourgers who volunteered at World Wars and the Korean War. Next to the Gelle Fra, you can find the city skyliner ( €7) ,which provides 360° panoramic views of the city. The ride goes up and down spinning slowly, so you can see the view of the city in 360°. It was a temporal ride from 29 June to 18 August 2019, thus it may not be available at this moment.
Even if the City Skyliner is not available now, you can ride the Pfaffenthal Lift (scenic lift) and enjoy the view of the old town in Luxembourg. Plus, it’s free! It’s an elevator connecting lower part and the upper part of Luxembourg. You can enjoy the stunning view of the city in this glass-made elevator.
Enjoy your trip to Luxembourg with Marimonda! See you soon. 🙂
Notre Dame de Luxembourg
Address : Rue Notre Dame, 2240 Luxembourg
Grand Ducal Palace
Address : 17, rue du Marché-aux-Herbes L-1728 Luxembourg City
Guided Tour: 14 euros
Chocolate House Nathalie Bonn
Address : 20 Rue du Marché-aux-Herbes, 1728 Luxembourg
Hours : 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. (Mon-Fri) / 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. (Sat) / 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. (Sun)
Address : 2449 Luxembourg
Address : 2 Rue du Pont, 2344 Luxembourg
Hours : 6 a.m. – 1 a.m.