Luxembourg Old Town Walk, Luxembourg

Luxembourg Old Town Walk (Self Guided), Luxembourg

The UNESCO World Heritage Ville Hauteis (Old Town) is a beautiful and inspiring place in the gorge of the River Alzette. The zigzagging streets host heritage buildings, grand squares and palaces, all within a few minutes' walking distance of each other. There are several noteworthy buildings in the area. Visit the beautiful 17th-century Cathedrale de Notre Dame, which was built by the Jesuit religious order.

Admire the late Gothic architecture and its mix of Renaissance elements. Other important locations include two public squares and their clutch of historic buildings, Place Guillaume II and Place d’Armes. For food, there are plenty of delicious options, including a number of Michelin-starred restaurants.

To reach the oldest part of the city, take the elevator or stairs from the Old Town. They bring you to Grund, an affluent neighborhood on the banks of the Alzette. This picturesque area is noted for its fine restaurants, bars and pubs which make it a popular nightspot. History lovers will enjoy a visit to the neighborhood’s Abbey of Neumunster, which sheltered monks in the 16th century. Parts of this complex are a UNESCO World Heritage Site and during its long history, the abbey also served as a prison and a barracks. Today, concerts, exhibitions and seminars are hosted here.
How it works: A discovery walk features a route using which you can explore a popular city neighborhood on your own. This walk, along with other self-guided walks in over 1,000 cities, can be found on the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" which can be downloaded from iTunes App Store or Google Play Store to your mobile phone or tablet. The app's built-in GPS navigation functions allow following this walk route with ease. The app works both online and offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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Luxembourg Old Town Walk Map

Guide Name: Luxembourg Old Town Walk
Guide Location: Luxembourg » Luxembourg
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Discovery)
Travel Distance: 2.7 Km or 1.7 Miles
Author: Xena
Grand Rue 23

3) Grand Rue 23

Place Guillaume II

4) Place Guillaume II

Notre-Dame Cathedral

6) Notre-Dame Cathedral

Café des Artistes

7) Café des Artistes

Rue Münster

9) Rue Münster

Neumünster Abbey

10) Neumünster Abbey

Montée de Clausen, Alzette River

11) Montée de Clausen, Alzette River

Rue de la Loge

14) Rue de la Loge

Fëschmaart, House Ënnert de Stäiler

15) Fëschmaart, House Ënnert de Stäiler

Walking Tours in Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Create Your Own Walk in Luxembourg

Create Your Own Walk in Luxembourg

Creating your own self-guided walk in Luxembourg is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Luxembourg Introduction Walking Tour

Luxembourg Introduction Walking Tour

The capital city of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is known as Luxembourg City. The Romans had built small forts here that guarded two roads that passed through. But it was Count Seigfried in 963 who began the town by building a castle on the Bock promontory. A small church followed on the site of present day St. Michael’s Church. Soon a community sprang up along the Roman road.

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.1 Km or 1.3 Miles
Chocolates and Pastries Walking Tour

Chocolates and Pastries Walking Tour

Luxembourg boasts a grand chocolate history and traditions. Some of the local chocolate stores can successfully compete with their Belgian and French counterparts. Take this self-guided tour around Luxembourg's capital, starting with a local favorite pastry shop and wrapping it up with the best chocolate shop in the city. Your taste buds will be grateful.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.9 Km or 0.6 Miles
Souvenir Shopping Tour

Souvenir Shopping Tour

It would be a pity to leave Luxembourg without having explored its specialty shops and bringing home something truly original. We've compiled a list of shops where one can find unique and authentic Luxembourg goods. So, take this self guided shopping tour to search for something special to reflect your Luxembourg trip.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.0 Km or 0.6 Miles

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