Luxembourg City
 View from Chemin de la Corniche

View from Chemin de la Corniche

 Gëlle Fra

Gëlle Fra

SEE

Monument of Remembrance/Gëlle Fra or The Golden Lady- A war memorial dedicated to thousands of Luxembourgers who volunteered for service in the armed forces during both World Wars and the Korean War. During WWII Luxembourg was occupied by Nazi forces that dismantled the memorial in 1940, and she was not found until the 80s. 

 Luxembourg City History Museum

Luxembourg City History Museum

Luxembourg City History Museum- The museum is set in four restored houses from the 17th and 19th centuries, which still bear archeological traces from the Middle Ages, you can see the vaulted cellars on the lowest floor. It has the largest elevator I've ever been in, and it's glass so you can see the separate floors as you go up or down. The exhibits are about the history of the town and its social, cultural, and political development. The information is presented in a great way, and during my visit the final floor had a cool exhibit on street photography as an extra bonus. 

 Mudam

Mudam

Mudam- An art museum designed by I.M. Pei that is a really enjoyable building to relax and spend time in, and then you also have the benefit of looking at modern art at the same time. I highly recommend you walk up the side of Plateau Kirchberg to get there. It's a wonderful walk with an easy path and gorgeous nature all around.

Chemin de la Corniche- The upper level of Luxembourg City where you can look out at the splendid buildings and bridges below. Also called, "the most beautiful balcony of Europe."

 Walk down from Mudam

Walk down from Mudam

Casemates du Bock- A vast complex of underground tunnels and galleries begun in 1644 and used as WWII bomb shelters. In the event of war, the Bock casemates could be used as barracks for several hundred soldiers. We weren't able to tour the tunnels because we were there in winter, but it is still a nice place to visit and get a different view of the city.

 Artwork at Zidoun Bossuyt 

Artwork at Zidoun Bossuyt 

Zidoun Bossuyt- A delightful gallery with a perfectly curated selection of art. 

EAT

Am Tiirmschen- Restaurant housed in a medieval building serving traditional Luxembourgish and French food. I had the traditional Bouneschlupp mit Mettwurst, which is a ceamy potato green bean soup with sausage, to start and then the Cordon Blue for my entree. Both dishes were delicious and the service was fantastic. It was the perfect first meal in Luxembourg. 

 Chocolate House Bonn

Chocolate House Bonn

Chocolate House Bonn- A delightful chocolatier located in one of the oldest houses of Luxembourg, from the 1500s, right across from the Palais Grand Ducal. You can go upstairs to the seating area to try your treats or you can take them to-go.

L'Adresse- A wonderful French bistro style restaurant with the selection presented on a chalk board. I had the steak with a generous portion of frites, and I was very happy. The atmosphere was wonderful with French doo-wop playing softly in the background, and a kind, welcoming French waiter, even though our French is minimal. 

 A'la Soup

A'la Soup

A'la Soup- The perfect spot for a quick lunch stop to eat fresh homemade soup. I had the Luxembourgish traditional soup again, but there are many options. There are a few locations around the city. The one I chose had large windows for people watching as I warmed myself with the yummy soup.

DRINK

 Cafe des Artistes 

Cafe des Artistes 

Ennert de Steiler- The oldest bar in Luxembourg City, the building was built in 1350, and it has been known as the oldest pub since 1842. They haven't destroyed the bar by trying to make it look modern, but they play modern music at a good level and the staff were young and friendly. It's lit by candlelight and it's a perfect spot to escape the cold. 

 Kaale Kaffi

Kaale Kaffi

Cafe des Artistes- A beautiful French style cafe filled with candles and vintage posters covering  the walls and ceiling. The only problem was that the music they played was very generic, but other than that the atmosphere was perfect. 

Kaale Kaffi- A super cute cafe that was cozy with great service. You can look out through the large windows and watch the world go by, and I was lucky enough to be there when it was snowing.

 Cafe Interview 

Cafe Interview 

Konrad Cafe & Bar- A great stop for a beer and a meat pie, or a coffee and whatever else is on the menu. It was all good, and the place is very popular. 

 Hotel Parc Beaux Arts 

Hotel Parc Beaux Arts 

Cafe Interview- With posters on the walls from Interview, a magazine founded in the late 60s by Andy Warhol, and a gorgeous vintage bar in the center of the place, it can't really go wrong. The atmosphere was perfect, and the bartender who I think might be the owner, was super friendly. The music was specific 90s music, like Portishead, for example, but it totally worked with the environment. We liked it here so much, that we came back once at night and once in the day, and it was great both times. 

STAY

Hotel Parc Beaux Arts - A boutique hotel housed in a historic building in a great location. We could walk to all the main sites, the wifi worked good, and even though it was right on the main street with bars the windows blocked out all the noise. We had a view of the palace from our room and it was fun to watch the guards.

LISTEN

Why, Portishead of course!