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The best things to do in Luxembourg and how to spend 24 hours in Luxembourg

Luxembourg city view

This itinerary involves renting a car so you can travel between the Luxembourg countryside and the centre with ease. If you don't have a car then you can still experience what Luxembourg has to offer visiting the attractions in the city centre.

To make the very most of your trip to Luxembourg we would recommend getting the Luxembourg card which start from 13 euros per person. The card enables you to access more than 90 attractions across Luxembourg including museums & art galleries, castles & palaces and sports & leisure facilities.


Start your day by experiencing the Luxembourg countryside in Vianden. Vianden is full of luscious greenery and stunning scenery.

You can use your Luxembourg card for a free ride on one of the best attractions in Luxembourg, the Vianden chairlift. There is a cafe at the top where you can stop for a coffee. You can then walk down from the top of the chairlift to reach Vianden castle. The castle dates back to the 11th and 14th centuries and is one of the largest and most beautiful feudal residences of the romanesque and gothic periods in Europe. In 1977 the Grand Duke of Luxembourg transferred it to state ownership and restored the castle. Entrance to the castle is also included with your Luxembourg card.

If you have time you can explore more of the Luxembourg countryside by visiting the Schiessentumpel Waterfall, 30 minutes drive from Vianden. The waterfall is situated 500m from the parking. You can then continue onto the Mullerthal trail. The trail is 112km in total but there are shorter routes available such as route C2 which is 4km (these would only be possible if you had gotten an early start).

Vianden castle

Luxembourg City Centre

Drive 50 minutes from Vianden to reach the centre of Luxembourg.

It is time for lunch and some options for lunch are:

  1. Lux Burgers

  2. Knopes Coffee Shop

  3. Cocottes Gare - reasonably priced, Deli style

In the centre of Luxembourg the main attractions include Chemin de la Corniche viewpoint, Place D'Armes main square, Palais Grand-Ducal which is the royal residence that can be viewed from outside and the Bock and City Casements. The Casements are a UNESCO heritage site and are underground tunnels which were once defensive passages. A must-see when visiting Luxembourg.

We have reached dinner time so you may wish to sample one of the following restaurants:

  1. Kamakura - Asian restaurant, highly rated but quite expensive

  2. Restaurant Le Sud - French cuisine

  3. Il Piccolino - Italian/French cuisine

Vianden view

24 hour Luxembourg itinerary

Purchase your Luxembourg card in advance (it will be a barcode you can use on your phone)

  • 9am - arrive in Vianden and walk around

  • 9:30am - take the Vianden chairlift to the top

  • 10am- enjoy a coffee at the top of Vianden chairlift

  • 11am - walk down from the top of the chairlift to reach Vianden castle and explore

  • 12pm - drive to Luxembourg city centre

  • 12:30pm - have lunch (some options above)

  • 1:30pm - visit Place d'Armes square

  • 2pm - visit Palais Grand-Ducal

  • 2:30pm - visit the Bock and City Casements

  • 4pm - if you are peckish stop at the Chocolate House for a slice of cake

  • 5pm - continue exploring the streets of Luxembourg City and look out for the Golden faces

  • 7pm - have dinner (some options above)

  • 9pm - enjoy a night cap at Brauhaus, Oscar's bar or Max and Moritz

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