After watching The Patriot on Amazon, an overlooked but hysterical show, I wanted to go to Luxembourg. Granted, the show was filmed in Prague but the events took place in Luxembourg City. I stayed at the Park Inn, a more than adequate hotel in the business side of the Luxembourg. Here’s what I did the first night. I was there.
Looking for a great view of the city, head to the Sofitel hotel.
Walk Across the Adolphe Bridge
You’ve seen it from on high, now walk across the bridge to the Old Town.
Explore the Old Town
Walking through old towns throughout the world is one of my favorite activities. It doesn’t require a tour guide nor does it require a destination (see Astray in Old Town: Great Places to Get Lost).
Some of the old town is too modern for my taste. It reminded me of Yu Garden Shanghai where every chain restaurant was on display and where every opportunity for price gouging was available (see Don’t Pay $30 for Tacos).
Do stop for some mussels. For 20 euros it’s the best deal in Luxembourg.
Back to Exploring
If you managed to hold on to get past the city center, you’ll enjoy the quiet streets that follow.
Lost, I ended up at a bar below a bridge. Found
The bar had my favorite beer.
Walking home, I had the opportunity to take more photos.
Luxembourg is full of bankers that do more than go to work and go home. Unfortunately, I was there on a weekday so the bar area called “Rives de Clausen” was empty. I found my way to an Irish pub that was lively but closed early.
TPOL’s TIP: Though it is tough to plan, it is advisable to go to small cities on the weekend to see what the party scene is like. Big cities usually have something going on every night.
I saw Luxembourg City from top to bottom. And I mean that in the literal sense from the bar at the Sofitel to the bar at the bottom of the bridge.