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Top to Bottom: Visiting Luxembourg City

Visiting Luxembourg City is part of the #NoCollusion, No Albania for TPOL where I break my 100 country count mark. See the World Map for where I’ve been.


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.a river running through a city a black metal staircase on a building a city with buildings and trees a building with a fence and bushes a sign on a wall a bridge over a river a park with a bridge and treesI was there.

L’Observatoire Bar at the Sofitel 

Looking for a great view of the city, head to the Sofitel hotel.

a city with trees and buildings a city with trees and buildings a glass of beer and a bottle of beer on a table

Walk Across the Adolphe Bridge 

You’ve seen it from on high, now walk across the bridge to the Old Town.

a bridge over a city

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).

a courtyard of a building with a lawn and trees in the background a statue in front of a building a building with a flag on top a park with flags and a bridge in the background

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).

a street with buildings and people walking on it

a group of people sitting outside a restaurant
Could this be the only Chi-chi’s that’s still in business?

people sitting on benches in a courtyard with umbrellas and people around them people sitting on benches outside with umbrellas and people around them

Mussels  

Do stop for some mussels. For 20 euros it’s the best deal in Luxembourg.

a pot of mussels on a table a group of mussels in a bowl a bowl of mussels and onions

Back to Exploring 

If you managed to hold on to get past the city center, you’ll enjoy the quiet streets that follow.

a street sign on a pole a street with buildings and a car parked on the side a narrow street between buildings a building with a steeple and a sign on the side a stone wall with people on it a bridge over a rocky cliff a city with a tall tower and a rivera city with buildings and trees

Lost 

Lost, I ended up at a bar below a bridge. a bridge with a bridge over it a water next to a stone wallFound

The bar had my favorite beer.

a bottle and glass of beer on a table

Walk Home

Walking home, I had the opportunity to take more photos.

a river running through a city a black metal staircase on a building a city with buildings and trees a building with a fence and bushes a sign on a wall a bridge over a river

Partying 

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.

a street with lights and buildings at night a group of people sitting on a sidewalk outside a building

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.

Overall

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.

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