For our summer trip to Europe, the cheapest flights were in and out of Paris. So, we decided to plan for our trip accordingly. The first destination we chose was Luxembourg. This tiny little land locked country in tucked in between France, Belgium and Germany. Since we were planning to go visit Germany this time, this was a perfect choice for a few days.
|Places to visit in Luxembourg
Here is the itinerary we had initially planned for:
Day 0: Arrive In Paris -> Train to Luxembourg city
Day 1: Day in Luxembourg city
Day 2: Drive to Echternach and Vianden -> Train to Tier
What really happened:We arrived in Paris a day late. And hence had to reschedule the train to Luxembourg city. We had to cut short our trip and skip Echternach and Vianden from our itinerary to get to Trier on time. I will write about roaming around Luxembourg city and some pointers for Echternach and Vianden from our plans.
|Luxembourg City station
Getting around:the city itself s very well connected with public transport. The buses are frequent and convenient. We took the bus to get form the train station to our AirBnB and also to get around the city for lunch and dinner. Pretty convenient and the Google maps are always there to guide you through public transport.
Day 0 in the city
|Running aound to explore the city
A day in the Luxermbourg City
|Notre Dame Cathedral
|Palais Grand Ducal
|Central Plaza - Domfreihof
Whew! We now packed and took the bus to get to the train station for our bus to Trier. Would have been nice to go visit the other cities of Echternach and Vianden, that we had initially planned, but oh well, next time!
What we didn't do:
- Echternach: Town on your way to Trier in Germany. A small town with old abbey, basilica, an old town area and a lake to boast of.
- Vianden: Boasts of a famous castle and Victor Hugo museum.
- Beaufort: A small little town on your way from Vianden to Echternach. Boasts of cobbled streets and very famous chateau.