Top 5 free places to visit in Luxembourg City

Are you visiting Luxembourg City on a budget and want to explore the city without breaking the bank? Well, glad you are reading this article! Because we have a list of free places and things to do for you that guarantees you a great day without spending a single penny.

Luxembourg is the capital of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. It is an ancient city founded in 963 and located between France, Germany and Belgium.

Throughout history, Luxembourg had one of the strongest fortresses in Europe, and this can still be seen in the old city center, recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Train Luxembourg-Kirchberg

Lux - Kirchberg Train Luxembourg City

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The ride on this train is a real fairy tale because you have a fantastic view of the city, the fortress, the valleys and the bridges.

You might think that a train ride through the city costs money, but you’d be wrong! Traveling on this train and getting a seat are 100% free.
You will have the best experience if you take the train during the day. Look for trains towards Diekirch and Troisvierge, which is the direction you need to go.

Find a nice clean (or maybe open) window and get ready for the best ride in Luxembourg.

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Pétrusse Valley

Pétrusse Valley Luxembourg City

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Petrusse Valley is a local favorite in Luxembourg; it is the heart of the city and offers a range of free activities and places.

Starting at rue d’Anvers there is a very well designed outdoor fitness park, a fenced football/basketball playground and a climbing playground for children.

You will cross the spectacular Adolphe bridge towards the Grund district.

This bridge is beautiful and has a suspended cycle/pedestrian bridge just below, providing a great platform to take in the valley scenery and take some great photos.

Finally, once almost at the Grund at the northeast end, there is the Skatepark Péitruss. It is large and offers skaters plenty of opportunities to test their skills. It’s busy, but users are polite.

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Schlaifmillen

Schlaifmillen Luxembourg City

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Another free activity and spot is the Bonnevoie trail. It is perhaps so well hidden that you could stumble upon it and forget that you are still in Luxembourg City!

You’ll be mesmerized by how the city disappears as you’ll be engulfed in lush trees, art and history as the Alzette River meanders past you.

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Hollerich outdoor fitness park

Outdoor Fitness Park Hollerich Luxembourg City

Image by Raphael Koerich

Another place on Luxembourg City’s list of free spots is this park, a local favorite for outdoor exercise.

It is open, free, surrounded by nature, has hiking trails with ups and downs, stairs, a small field to play ball, and has new and complete equipment for the practice of bodybuilding, stretching , mobility, and even CrossFit.

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The National Library

National Library Luxembourg-City

Image by Marcela Salamanca

If the noises of the city have you wishing for some peace, then maybe getting lost in a book will help you regain your strength and take on more urban adventures.

You will find the National Library of Luxembourg (BNL) a few minutes by tram from the city center. Not only is it a magnificent building, but it also offers the possibility of enjoying a good coffee… or a cocktail.

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