Chemin de la Corniche (Walls of the Corniche), Luxembourg

Chemin de la Corniche (Walls of the Corniche), Luxembourg (must see)

A corniche is a road or walkway built into the side of the mountain, with the terrain steeply rising on one side and falling away on the other. The Chemin de la Corniche is a walking path along the Bock's sides and offers stellar views of The Grund and the Alzette Valley.

The walk starts near St. Michael's Church and the Schlassbréck bridge, and then winds along the Bock promontory southward, ending near Rue Du St. Esprit and the National Archives building.

Until the 1870s, there were staircases at the steep parts. These were leveled off when the fortresses were dismantled.

The Chemin de la Corniche overlooks the Alzette River and the part of town known as the Grund. If you'd like to explore them further, there is a public elevator to take you down quickly. Directly across the river, you can see Neimënster Abbey. The Grund is also home to the Natural History Museum and many shops and restaurants situated along the Alzette.

Why You Should Visit

The Chemin de la Corniche was called "the most beautiful balcony in Europe" by Luxembourg writer Batty Weber. In a beautiful city, the Chemin de la Corniche provides one of the most scenic walks. There's nothing not to like about a stroll here, and you may find yourself returning several times during your visit.

Tips

Don't forget your camera. Visitors are often wowed by the view of the postcard-perfect village below. Arrive in the morning or afternoon for the best light in your photos.

Most people spend one or two hours strolling along the corniche.
Sight description based on wikipedia

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Chemin de la Corniche (Walls of the Corniche) on Map

Sight Name: Chemin de la Corniche (Walls of the Corniche)
Sight Location: Luxembourg, Luxembourg (See walking tours in Luxembourg)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Travel Distance: 1.4 Km or 0.9 Miles
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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.1 Km or 1.3 Miles
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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.9 Km or 0.6 Miles

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