Probably the best coffee in town. This place exists for more than 15 years and the coffee is excellent. You can order a coffee to take away, stay on site or buy coffee for your home. It’s worth passing by! However, don’t be surprised how tiny the place is! They have 2 other shops in Luxembourg, one in Avenue de la Liberté (Gare) and one in the same building as the restaurant “Come a la maison” (route d’Esch).
2. Chocolate House
This place is located in an old building just in front of the Grand Duke’s palace. You should definitely go there for a hot chocolate. You can choose your chocolate spoon taste from the shelve, they serve you hot milk and you just let your chocolate cube melt. Besides, they have delicious homemade cakes!
That trendy coffee shop is coming straight from… actually all over the world! Started in the Netherlands, they expanded to the United States, London and of course Luxembourg😊 If you are low on sugar or just craving some, you should definitely stop by, have a piece of cake or a cookie with a double chocolate caramel macchiato.
4. l’atelier Steffen -la Mezzanine du Boulevard
another trendy location, in the middle of Hamilius. they have a very cosy room on the first floor with bay windows all around. This is the perfect place for a breakfast, or the unavoidable “gouter”. Our top recommendation is their cinnamon roll, but don’t you dare use the english word… In french we don’t say cinnamon roll, we say “escargot cannelle”.
5. Place d’Armes
You definitely go there just for the location. Place d’Armes is one of the most popular places in Luxembourg, with the most sunny terrasses one next to the other. Hotel Place d’Armes is a prestigious hotel in Luxembourg. They have a restaurant called Plëss, and a coffee place called “Cafe de Paris” where you can go there to enjoy a good coffee in the morning, with a french butter croissant.
What is your favorite place for a coffee in Luxembourg?
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As we are in Spring, and warm days are slowly coming back, we have a few nice recommendations for you to do in Luxembourg as from now.
In Bettembourg, the « Parc Merveilleux » has re-opened since March 25. Yes, we know, it’s almost a month ago, but we were waiting for the weather to be meeting expectations as well before telling you about it! Parc Merveilleux is like a little zoo. You can walk around and see different kind of preserved animals, birds and insects. How to get there? Just take the direct train to Bettembourg, and from there a free bus will take you to the parc. You can bring your own food, or have lunch on site. They also sell food you can give to animals 🙂 It’s a very nice activity to occupy a day for all animal lovers.
If you like butterflies, Luxembourg has a « Butterfly garden » in Grevenmacher! Millions of butterflies flying around, different shapes, colors and sizes! You can walk around the hothouse and observe the beauty of nature. The visit lasts at least 1 hour and it’s very interesting to see once in your life.
If you feel adventurous, we also recommend you to go in Vianden, north of Luxembourg, and jump around the famous tree climbing installations. You can find different levels, from easy to advanced… you will have fun for sure! If you are in this area, it is definitely worth visiting the castle of Vianden, located a few minutes away from the tree climbing. It looks beautiful from all angles, and even more inside! For all history lovers, the castle keeps a lot of memories through the decades and it is very interesting to know about it. (more information here).
Let us know in a comment what outdoor activity you like to do in Luxembourg when the weather allows 🙂
You just moved in, filled the wardrobe with your clothes, brought a frame with a picture, put some home spray and still feel like there is something missing ? You’re probably missing a plant!
Did you know that having indoor plants can improve your health? Indeed, it has been proven that Indoor plants can boost productivity, improve relationships, and even have a positive effect on your mental health! And let’s not forget they’re perfect for regenerating air in your room. You may say, you can’t take care of a plant, it’s always dying when it’s around you… but having plants doesn’t always have to be hard.
Here’s a few easy and nice plants to have at home.
1. the “snake” plant
This one is probably the easiest plant to keep. It does not demand too much attention, watering or special treatments, it just grows and looks good by your bedroom window. Research has shown that the Snake Plant is the MOST oxygen producing indoor plant, which is a huge benefit, and considered as a MUST-HAVE!
2. Aloe Vera
Aloe vera is a beautiful succulent plant easy to keep but needs a lot of light. It’s considered as a superhero plant because it has several assets. This super plant releases oxygen and absorbs carbon dioxide at night, which makes it a great air purifier. Aloe is also great for burns & skin irritations. You can use it as a hair mask, facial moisturizer, as a shave gel and YES… you can even use it in smoothies!
3. ZZ plant
this one might be more boring, or let’s say less useful, but it grows majestic and looks great indoor. It’s very easy to keep alive, it does not need much light, but don’t forget to water it at least every 2 weeks 😉
4. Pothos Ivy
Again, a very easy plant to keep. The pothos Ivy grows very fast and it’s perfect if you want to hang it, or put it high to let it hang. It’s a perfect air purificator and gives us the oxygen we need. It is actually considered as the great beginner plant.
Last but not least, if you feel more like having flowers and you want to challenge yourself to keep a plant alive, the orchids are not that complicated but still demands a little more attention. You will have to water it once a week, but carefully because it can die if you put too much! if you take care of it correctly, It will bloom and bloom and bloom again!
let us know in a comment which one you go for!
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It is almost the weekend and you don’t know what to do ? We gather a couple of activities that you can enjoy here in Luxembourg!
Bowling in Foetz
The bowling in Foetz is a perfect place to spend fabulous moments with friends. 20 bowling alleys, 12 pool tables, games room, bar, everything to spend fabulous moments of unforgettable relaxation (and competition 😉). This bowling is easily accessible with a direct bus from the Luxembourg train station. Find prices and opening hours here.
Jeux de quilles
If there is a national sport that smells good tradition and endless appetizers in Luxembourg, it is « Jeux de quilles» or «Keelen» but to do it, you need a suitable track or «Keelebunn» and here is our 6 places for you :
Small neighborhood bar on the border between Bonnevoie and Howald, the Gielen Eck is a nice plan to go for an aperitif with friends and overturn some bowls. For more cultural profiles, it is also ideally located opposite the Théâtre Ouvert Luxembourg
Trendy atmosphere on the Minett side, the Escher Kafé in Esch-sur-Alzette gathers a joyful festive and/or trendy local population, rather Luxembourgish speaking, who likes to slum and play bowling without having to climb to the capital.
Discreet and gourmet atmosphere, here is an establishment that is definitely worth a visit: at Brasserie Beaulieu. Not only do you eat good, well-served dishes that remind us of grandma’s cooking, but you can also enjoy a nice private room with a bowling alley on the mezzanine.
Unusual atmosphere on the outskirts of the capital, in the center of Hesperange, the Café Bei der Uelzecht – literally “next to the Alzette” – offers a room at the back where an incongruous bridge crosses the bowling alley to facilitate table service. The place is very rural without being creepy.
Unmissable atmosphere where the timeless Bouneweger Stuff, the rallying point of the whole neighborhood and much more, always features a «Keelebunn» in its second room in the back.
The thermal origin of the Mondorf-les-Bains health center dates back to the Kind spring in 1841, whose health benefits were recognized in 1847. Since then, the curists coming from the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg but also from neighboring countries are constantly growing and enjoying the benefits of thermal water. Since 1988, the establishment has been made up of two hotels, a spa, numerous beach activities, restaurants and rooms for private or professional events. This thermal center is ideal for moments of relaxation and wellness if you feel like having a “me-time” during the week-end.
Whether you come alone or with friends, let yourself be enchanted by the aquatic panoply. Les Thermes located in Strassen is a state of mind: Play, have fun or relax and enjoy the calm, all in an unusual place.In a family and friendly atmosphere, you will be able to fully recharge your batteries.
Lasergame: in Esch-sur-Alzette and Hesperange
It’s confusing, awesome and entertaining at the same time. A light fog, you witness a real set of laser beams that go in all directions. The music trains you, concentration wins you, you are caught in the game! You will only get out once your legs won’t follow you!!
100% laser, this activity is a leisure open to all and extraordinary fun! It is in a space at the same time obscure and confusing, consisting of partitions, reflective areas, obstacles of all kinds where you will try to flush out your friends in 3 labyrinth rooms covered by mezzanines and walkways. You can also choose the location between Esch-sur-Alzette and Hesperange at Luxembourg-ville. Feeling excited already ?
Everyone must know this classic game. It is a fun way to chill with some friends by doing some exercises ( yes, pools is a sport, we swear 🙂). There are many places where you can practice billard in Luxembourg but not exclusively. We recommend the Oscar’s dinner in the Gare area, with a large amount of pools tables. Burgers are also served and very tasty!
Escape game: in Luxembourg-city and Dudelange
Escape from a room where you’re locked in less than 60 minutes. In teams of 3 to 5 players, it is then a question of cooperating, using your logic, your sense of observation and your sense of deduction to get out as quickly as possible. You can choose the thema that you like and do teamwork with your friends to get out. Whoever keeps his head cold is sure to get out.
Feel free to let us know in a comment which activities you tried and what was your favorite here in Luxembourg 🙂
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If you’ve read our article about “Coliving in Luxembourg: what & why?”, you should know about which aspect we are going to focus on here. One of the advantages of coliving is fighting loneliness and connecting with new people. One of the ways of creating bonds is certainly while sharing a meal. That is why, we offer you simple recipes that you can easily cook with your roommates.
What about a little trip to Italy ? Pizza is a perfect way to show a bit of your creativity, because you can add absolutely everything you feel like on it (yeah yeah, EVERYTHING, we won’t tell italians about the pineapple…), and it’s a great meal to share.
Below how to make a pizza dough:
ingredients: 500g of flour, 1 bag of yeast, salt and temperate water
In a bowl, pour the flour and put the salt on one side, the yeast on the other (make sure not to put in contact the salt and yeast at the start)
Add the water in the center, mix to obtain a homogeneous dough and knead 10 minutes
Add the olive oil and knead for another 5 minutes
Cover with a food film on contact with the dough and let it rise for 1 hour at room temperature, the dough should double in volume
Push the air out of the dough, pressing it with your hand then divide the dough into 2 or 3 balls according to the size and number of pizza desired
Spread each ball of dough on the work surface (if the dough shrinks, avoid flour on your work surface. It will hang and spread more easily).
Place the dough circle on a baking sheet with a sheet of baking paper and garnish it to your taste.
Hola amigos ! Let’s now travel to latin America!
Ingredients: tortillas, fresh lime juice, some spice, garlic, onions, bell peppers meat of your choice (beef/ chicken), avocado, cheese
Mix lime juice, salt, oregano, cumin and garlic in a medium bowl. Then add the strips from the meat you chose and coat with the mixture. Leave to soak for 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
Add the onion and pepper strips and cook, stirring until the vegetables are crisp and tender.
Remove the strips from the marinade and put them in the pan. The marinade is no longer necessary. If necessary, add a little oil to the pan. Cook the meat, stirring for approx. 8 minutes until cooked through.
Meanwhile, warm your tortillas in the microwave or oven, slice your avocado, and get ready for some good food.
To serve, fill the tortillas according to your taste, roll it and “buen approvecho” 🙂
This Swiss recipe is suitable for cold temperatures and very easy to prepare.
Ingredients: potatoes, raclette cheese (easy to find in any grocery store), mushrooms, some vegetables to your liking and of course some meat or charcuterie.
Boil the potatoes in hot water then let it cool out
If you have the raclette machine, you will need to cook your meat, vegetables and cheese gradually while eating.
If you do not have the machine, you can cook everything in different pans (one for the vegetables, one for the meat and one for the cheese)
This recipe is good at putting in a good disposition to start a conversation and getting to know the people you live with because the diner is progressive.
Ni hao ! This simple recipe will make you travel to Asia just in 3 steps :
Ingredients: rice tortillas, peanut butter (or you can make your satay sauce on your own) noodles, garlic, cabbage, corn, carrots, cucumber, salad, and any vegetables according to your taste. Add meat, fish, and shrimp according to your preference.
Cook Filling: Add 2 tablespoons canola oil to a large heavy skillet on medium heat and add in thinly sliced napa cabbage. Cook for 8-10 minutes while stirring until almost all the liquid has cooked off. Add in minced garlic cloves, thinly sliced carrots and bamboo shoots. Cook for 1 minute then stir in the mirin, soy sauce, and sesame oil and let the filling cool completely.
Dip your rice tortilla into water for approximately 5 seconds, put it on your plate, garnish with anything you feel like, roll it and prepare the next one. Count4 to 5 spring rolls per person.
Fry: Heat 3 inches of oil in a pan and fry the spring rolls until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes.
Feel free to let us know in a comment which recipe you tried and preferred 🙂
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All I want for Christmas is Christmas Markets ! Christmas trees, wooden decorated chalets, “Glühwain” (warm wine- and yes it is drinkable, we promise). You guessed it correctly, Christmas is just around the corner! Fortunately, festivities in Luxembourg and its surroundings have started and we gathered a few Christmas Markets you should definitely visit.
First of all, of course, the markets in Luxembourg city. Located in different places between the Upper Town and the Station district, there will be activities for adults and children. Each little market has its own name and activities so if you are more interested in something in particular, click here to have all the info on the markets.
Germany – Trier
Christmas markets originally came from Germany and this one is one of the famous christmas markets in Germany with 90 beautifully decorated wooden chalets. Trier’s market offers a huge choice for sweet eaters and toy hunters, buyers of candles and spice tasters, fans of crafts and decorative objects, ornaments and useful tools for you and your family. It is easily accessible by train from the Luxembourg-city train station.
France – Metz
Less than one hour by train from Luxembourg-city you can also visit the Christmas market in Metz. Several squares are invaded by Christmas markets.The atmosphere of Christmas reigns on the various squares of the city of Metz with illuminations that will amaze young and old, as soon as night falls. Many exhibitors will settle in the chalets for the occasion: you will find hundreds of gift ideas, how to spoil all your loved ones (handicrafts, toys, Christmas lights and decorations, gourmet products…). For the entire program, please follow this link.
France – Strasbourg
This market is the oldest market in Europe and one of the world’s prettiest markets. Christmas markets in Alsace are world famous and attract millions of tourists every year. It is such a success that some chalets of the Strasbourg Christmas market are even exported to New York, Moscow, Beijing or Tokyo! The Strasbourg Christmas market also known as ‘Christkindelsmärik’ (Baby Jesus market in Alsatian) is a legacy of many Alsatian traditions.
The Christmas period is a very important moment for the Alsatians who prepare it up to a month in advance. This traditional spirit can be found during the market period in Strasbourg but also in other cities in the Alsace area. Click here for the program in Strasbourg and here if you are interested to visit other christmas markets in the area not so far from Strasbourg.
Belgium – Brussels
If you have read our article about Brussels, you must already have a little idea of what you can expect at the Winter Wonders. Ferry wheels, merry-go-rounds, Brussels’ market offers a lot of activities for everyone and every taste. As a cultural city, some of the activities revolve around this like for example the sound and light shows at Grand Place.or the Wonder Woods with musical programmes in the Bois de la Cambre. You can found the detailed program and even the map by clicking here.
Belgium – Liège
The most beautiful Christmas market in the heart of the Ardent City! The Christmas Village of Liège is the largest and oldest Christmas market in Belgium. Founded nearly 35 years ago, it has become the largest Christmas market in the country in terms of size, duration and spirit. Faithful to the long Germanic tradition of Christmas markets, the Christmas Village of Liège plunges us in the heart of the city into the magic of Christmas by respecting the typical Latin character of Liège. For the complete program, please follow the link.
Belgium – Bruges
Bruges is one of the most famous cities in Belgium. It is known internationally as “Venice of the North”. The center of Bruges is magical all year round but even more so during Christmas. With thousands of lights and the smell of waffles and warm wine, the Christmas atmosphere is at its peak! There are two Christmas markets in Bruges. The most important is on the Grand Place where there are many wooden chalets.
The second market is only a hundred meters away on Simon Stevin Square. Between the trees adorned with countless decorations are two rows of stands. You can also admire a nativity scene on a human scale.You will find many stands with pretty Christmas gifts, decorations and handmade items. While shopping, let yourself be guided by the smell of artisanal specialties. Stroll through the market and take a break to warm up with a nice hot chocolate and enjoy delicious roasted chestnuts. Happiness!
Feel free to let us know in a comment which market you have visited or plan to visit, and which one was your favorite 🙂
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Waffles, fries, beer and chocolate. The perfect reference to our neighbor country, Belgium right? In this article we will tell you how to spend a week-end in Brussels, accessible with a direct train from Luxembourg-city.
Must-see in Brussels
You can not go to Brussels without looking for the street with the Manneken Pis. A legend tells that this young boy saved the city by peeing by accident on the fuse of a bomb. If you want an additonal challenge, try to find his girlfriend, Jeanneke-Pis, also hiding in a tiny street of Brussels. Within walking distance from there, you will find the main Grand Place and the Chocolate Museum (this should also be a stop in your day!).
Depending on the period you will visit, the Grand Place of Brussels hosts different events such as a giant flower carpet, the enormous Christmas tree, sound and lights shows and even concerts.
After walking around the city center, walking through the Galeries Royales St-Hubert, passing by the Palace, the Mont des Arts, you can go in the direction of the Palace Of Justice with its famous forever ongoing reconstruction. We recommend you to go there around sunset time, the view over the lower and older part of the city looks beautiful!
At the end of the day, you can take a direct metro from there to the Atomium. This is the Symbol of Belgium since the 1958 universal exposition. It is very nice to see it by night, and you can even visit it inside! Finally, if you are looking for a good place for dinner, there is a restaurant as well in the Atomium, which has a breathtaking view of the city.
Luxembourg has an important place within the European Union so does Brussels, the home of the European parliament. If you are interested, you can book a visit to the parliament to better understand the work they are doing, or you can just go and walk around it.
Brussels also has a few of beautiful green areas such has the Parc du Cinquantenaire (where Stromae made the clip of Fils de joie), the Royal Park next to the Royal Museum of Fine Arts of Belgium and the Bois de la Cambre with a delicious restaurant in the middle of the lake called The Chalet Robinson.
If you are into plants and nature you can also visit the Botanical Museum and the beautiful Serre Royale in Laeken.
If you are looking for some shopping, Brussels is full of places to shop and for all tastes! Besides the few shopping malls, there is several very known shopping streets: Avenue de la Toison d’or, Chaussée d’Ixelles, Avenue Louise and Rue Neuve.
If you are looking for more vintage shopping, there are also several thrift shops like Foxhole vintage or Episode.
Finally you can also go to the Brussels Vintage Market every first Sunday of the month not so far from the Royal Park. If you know how to look for it, you will find unique pieces, guaranteed!
Someone said food?
Our favorite part, of course! Brussels is a cosmopolitan city which means that you can find food for all tastes. But first thing first, you can not come to Brussels without grabbing a waffle from the foodtruck from the street or the Belgian (yes, it is not French) fries with mayonnaise.
As already mentioned earlier, The Chalet Robinson is a good restaurant in the Bois de la Cambre where they serve brunch formulas that are exquisite.
If you want to try one of our famous Belgian dishes such as mussels (from the north sea) or chicons gratin, we suggest you head up to Sainte-Catherine Square. The Mussel Mongers or any restaurants nearby will satisfy you. Nearby Place Jourdan and Flagey square, you can find some good places as well for dinner and for drinks.
If you are looking for some street food, there is a street called “la rue des pittas” with Greek and Turkish origins food.
Finally, if you want to buy the famous belgian chocolate as a souvenir, near the Manneken Pis is the perfect area for it.
Never too late to go party
After a good dinner, you should definitely go for at least one drink just to see the spirit of the city! Young folks, students and workers will be there cheering with friends for sure 🙂
If you are in the area of Place Jourdan, the most famous bar is probably Café Belga, always crowded, with its red chairs terrace open all around the year. Within walking distance from the Grand Place or Sainte-Catherine square, you can go to the Saint-Gery Halles, a festive district in the city center with lots of bars and good music.
Furthermore, the Cemetery of Ixelles district, Luxembourg Square and the Flagey square are smaller versions of the Halles which are just as lively and crowded!
Did you know that in Brussels they turned a church into a club? That’s the Spirito club and you should definitely check it out, it’s insane! You can find several other night clubs such as les “Jeux d’Hiver” , a famous place to be in the Bois de la Cambre and few other clubs around the Central Station.
As winter times approaches, you should visit the Winter Wonders with the Christmas market located in the old center not so far from the Grand Place.
As you may have understood, Brussels is a capital full of culture, a city that never sleeps where you will find museums for all tastes and other events such as concerts, art expositions and more! Find out what is happening now here.
We hope you will enjoy your week-end in Brussels, feel free to let us know in a comment which places you went to visit!
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Just arrived in the city and as a foreigner you feel lonely? The first weeks might be the most difficult: finding a new place to live, starting a new job, getting to know how to get there and here, going grocery shopping in a supermarket you don’t know…
If you know what we mean, this article is for you. The advantage in Luxembourg is that the country is rather small and has a large number of expatriates in the same situation! This international community present in the country can facilitate the brewing and integration of newcomers like you into the local way of life in Luxembourg.
Find below 5 tips on how to break this loneliness and meet new people in a new city.
It can sound easy to say but going out is the easiest way to meet new people. With mobile applications such as supermiro (app that tells you absolutely everything that is happening around you!) or various other websites with events in Luxembourg (such as allevents) you will have the possibility to go out to meet people who share the same interests.
Museums ? Markets ? Afterworks ? Gastronomic events ? Concerts? The choice is large and you will surely find something you appreciate! Enjoy 🙂
The good old Facebook is still and always a good way to meet new people. First of all, you can find all events happening around you but you can also join many groups of all kinds. There are numerous groups for expats according to their nationality, newcomers in the country, or groups according to a specific interest. The advantage here is that you can join these groups upstream, begin to exchange with people already living in Luxembourg and meet new people in the same situation as you.
Classic but it also works! Since meeting apps work on the basis of your interests, you will easily have suggestions of people whom you can get along with, and are located next to you.
Sport activities & Associations
Sport activities and especially group sport activities will combine 2 things : staying healthy and meeting new people. Working with people to aim a goal is a perfect way to meet people and to go as far as becoming friends.
By helping others, you will find a way to break your loneliness and do a good deed simultaneously. In Gasperich, one of Luxembourg’s city neighborhood, there is a dog & cat shelter. During specific hours, you can visit it and voluntarily walk one of the cute little furry 4 paws friends.
What else than doing something good and meeting people in the same spirit?
Of course, we saved you the best for the end : coliving! Living with other people will end the feeling of loneliness as you will be sharing your accommodation with other people like you. Furnished.lu is here to help you, it’s the reference to renting a shared room in Luxembourg. In a shared flat, you will have shared areas such as the living room, the kitchen and the bathroom and you will have your private space in your furnished (yes, you read it correctly) bedroom.
Coliving will help you make new friends and via them, you will potentially meet friends of friends and create your own friendship circle. Do not hesitate to check our available rooms and to book your new home on Furnished.lu !
Feel free to let us know in a comment if these tips have helped you 🙂
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Welcome to the beautiful tiny Luxembourg! In this article we will walk you around the city and let you know the main sites to visit in a walking distance.
Grand Ducal Palace
Let’s begin this journey with the majestuous Grand Ducal Palace located in the center of the city! Today, the Duke uses the palace as a working place and rarely as a residential place. For example it is there that he welcomes foreign Heads of State or that he gives certain important receptions, such as the meal offered on the occasion of the National holiday, where he receives an average of 300 people.
During the summer months, the Luxembourg City Tourist Office has the honour of organising exclusive guided tours of the Grand Ducal Palace. Visitors can discover the inside of the Palace, including the Grand Duke’s office, the dining room and the Kings’ Lounge, to name a few. Worth taking the tour if you have some time! For more information, click here.
Tip: while walking in the Palace street, have a look at the strange poles on the other side, this lightened faces will look at you all the way you’re passing by….
The casemates of the Bock and Petrusse
Continue your walk down to one of the main attractions of the city, the casemates, an extraordinary network of 23 km of underground galleries which have been carved into the rocks. They are unique in the world and bear witness to the glorious past of the legendary fortress city.
In 1994, UNESCO inscribed « Luxembourg, Old Quarters and Fortifications », including casemates, on the World Heritage List and since 1933, it is open to the public.
Chemin de la Corniche
Let’s go now in the direction of the “Chemin de la Corniche” or Walls of the Corniche. A walking path along the Bock’s side which offers a breathtaking view of the Grund and the Alzette Valley.
Called the “most beautiful balcony in Europe” by the writer Batty Weber, this path is a must-see. The walk starts just next to the Casemates and takes you down in the lower part of the city, the Grund.
The Grund district
If you don’t feel like walking down the Corniche to the Grund, you can also take the Pfaffenthal Panoramic elevator with a breathtaking view on the Grund, and part of the European business center just in front, accross the red bridge.
The Grund district is one of the most authentic and charming in the city of Luxembourg. It follows the meanders of the Petrusse river which flows into the Alzette, where you can also pass by the statue of the beautiful Melusina, the legendary luxembourgish mermaid. It offers the opportunity for charmingromantic outings apart from the animation of bars and restaurants in the evening. Walking in the Grund allows you to enjoy the peace and quiet of this area.
Just lift your head to enjoy a sumptuous view of the green heights of the Upper Town or discover a detail about the historic buildings.
Some of its buildings are classified as UNESCO World Heritage Sites, such as the Abbey of Neumünster.
The judiciary city
After visiting the Grund district, take the Saint-Esprit elevator to go to the judiciary city. The judiciary city of Luxembourg is an architectural complex of the city of Luxembourg, located on the plateau of the Saint-Esprit. Its buildings are built in modern Moselle Baroque to match the surrounding area and were designed by Robert Krier. The city is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites as well.
After that, reach out to the Constitution Square. This square also houses the monument of the « Gëlle Fra », the Golden Lady in Luxembourgish.
The centerpiece of the monument is a 21-meter-tall granite obelisk. On top of the obelisk stands a gilded bronze statue representing the goddess of victory or « Queen of Freedom » holding out a laurelwreath as if placing it upon the head of the nation. The statue is one of the symbols of Luxembourg today, symbol of the freedom and resistance of the local people.
From up there we have a magnificent view on the State bank, Petrusse valley and the Adolphe bridge.
To finish this walk around the city, you can walk down to the Petrusse Parks. Set up in a more romantic spirit, the Petrusse Parks combine deep topography, bizarre rock formations, ruins of fortifications and a famous Skatepark, where folks from all over the world come to enjoy a ride there.
Feel free to let us know in a comment if you also enjoyed visiting these places, and if you discovered other legends about Luxembourg 🙂
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You are soon arriving in Luxembourg and it’s stressing you out? Don’t worry, we have a solution for you: coliving. Get to know what it means before we tell you all about Furnished.lu!
you may ask, what does coliving mean exactly?
Coliving is a trend from the US which appears in the 80’s on the west coast and migrated to Europe and Asia in the late 2000’s. If you have ever watched an episode of Friends, you should actually have a good idea on how it works! We promise you, at furnished.lu it’s less dramatic 😊 (“They don’t know that we know they know we know.”)
As a young new worker, you may think living in Luxembourg is actually really expensive. That’s where the coliving is advantageous for you: you are able to split the cost of your living with others in the same situation as you!
Coliving is the concept of shared housing, with a global service of all-inclusive accommodation to residents called colivers: cleaning, maintenance, internet access, energy, insurance and so much more. It is almost like living in a hotel but you need to make your own bed, cook for yourself and sometimes be social with the people you live with.
The coliving is generally organized around places open to all like a well-equipped kitchen, relaxation areas and a private room for each tenant. Most of the time, the bathroom is also shared between the roommates.
Rent includes home insurance and the many services offered by shared housing. The advantage is also that the occupants do not suffer the constraints of the flat share such as the fights over household chores… Everyone enjoys their private space and services that make everyday life easier.
Plus, this way of living in community is a good way to fight loneliness, which an increasing number of people are suffering from in large cities and especially more after these quarantine times. In a country like Luxembourg, coliving can help people to meet various profiles of people, some similar and some different, which can be a base to create its own friendship circle later.
Now that you know what coliving is, you may wonder, why you should choose Furnished.lu services?
Because Furnished.lu proposes many rooms for different budgets. Our agency proposes comfortable furnished rooms in our residences with advantageous prices compared to the market. We help young workers and interns coming to Luxembourg with their search for the perfect place to live at low costs. The only condition required is a work contract in Luxembourg.
Our team will help you find the perfect room where you will feel at home. We will suggest you several furnished rooms in one of our residences according to your criterias and the availability of the rooms. What does that mean? It means that you will not need to stress about a pan you have forgot home or to buy a desk for your room because EVERYTHING IS ALREADY THERE! Also, coliving enjoys great flexibility. Leases are flexible and the duration of stay in coliving is between 2 weeks and 1 year.
In addition, Furnished.lu will help you accommodate easily with a few tips about shared housing via our monthly Newsletter or here on our blog so do not forget to check it regularly.
Our goal is to make you feel at home and help you with the transition to your new life and this is why our team is always available in case of any issue during your entire stay.
Our team of technicians and housekeepers work hard to make your stay with us a delight.
Pick a room, book it and Furnished.lu will do the rest to ease the process for you! So now relax, prepare your suitcase and see you very soon in Luxembourg 😊
Feel free to let us know in a comment what do you think about coliving in Luxembourg?
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