Our First Day In The Winter Wonderland Of Luxembourg

Our First Day In The Winter Wonderland Of Luxembourg

Luxembourg might seem like a bit of an odd choice when it comes to holiday destination and to be honest, it wasn’t somewhere on my radar until last year and the reasoning behind the trip is pretty laughable. My boyfriend bought me a scratch map last year and in my hast – and because Luxembourg is so small – I accidentally scratched it off, and because I didn’t want to lie to myself I decided that I needed to take a trip there, and this is how my reasoning came about.

I hadn’t really done a huge amount of research when I booked our return flights but sometimes a bit of spontaneity is a good thing, even for a plan and list-aholic like me. Our British Airways flights from Heathrow were pretty cheap for a good airline and were about £60 each return which is a bargain if you ask me, and due to it being just a short weekend we didn’t need to check in any luggage.

We had decided that this was going to be more of relaxing holiday to recharge after the festive period and a long January which is why we decided to go for a nice, semi-luxury hotel as it had the facilities to book a massage, win-win.

Aspire Lounges

After a very early start, we glided through security and made our way along to the Aspire Lounge’s thanks to Holiday Extra’s where we were swiped in within seconds and left to fill our bellies with juice and food and make sure we were calmed and chilled before our flight. I am a huge fan of lounge’s in general and Aspire are really great for both what they offer and the prices. After no time at all we had boarded the plane and landed in Luxembourg with more time being spent in the lounge than in the air itself.

As we were staying at the Legere Hotel their shuttle service picked us up from the airport where we dropped our bags and headed to get the nearest bus stop to take a 20-minute bus ride into the main city centre. As it was about -2 degrees we hit up the local H&M to get a jumper and hat for Luke as he was getting pretty cold in the temperature. There was quite a lot of snow around but all the pavements, pathways and roads were totally clear, this is a country who know how to deal with the snow and don’t let it ground them to a halt.

Chocolate House Luxembourg

I’m going to be honest everywhere was so quiet I don’t feel like we got a real feel for the city but our first stop was the Chocolate House for a massive slab of cake and a hot chocolate to warm us up. This is somewhere I’d seen on a lot of other people’s blogs and you don’t need to convince me to go somewhere with chocolate in the name. You get to choose your exact hot chocolate from alcoholic one’s including caramel, brownie, milk orange and dark mint and you’re then given a mug of hot milk to mix yourself and it was just what we needed on a cold day. And come on just look at those slices of cake?! They were moist, tasty and not too sickly.

After the Chocolate House, we headed out for a walk as I wanted to go to Le Chemin de la Corniche which has been dubbed the ‘most beautiful balcony of Europe’ and runs along the Alzette Valley and offers beautiful views out over the city.

 

Luxembourg Statue

Next up we walked along to the cities only cathedral, Notre-Dame. Now take my advice if you’re doing a Google Map search make sure you specify which country as otherwise it might say it’s a few days walk away venturing into Paris. It’s a Roman Catholic cathedral and is really pretty both inside and outside, and you can explore the inside for free which is always nice when you’re trying to keep budgets down.

At this point, we were a little hungry but found that a lot of restaurants shut after lunchtime and didn’t open up until the evening, now I don’t know if this is because of the time of the year we were there or not but it was a shame as we just decided at this point to head back to the hotel. From Friday evening until Sunday check-out we did not leave our hotel as we had a pretty amazing comfortable room and we just super relaxed (especially after our one-hour massages on Saturday afternoon!)

For me, Luxembourg was a very pretty city but I think next time I’d like to go in the summertime when it’s a bit warmer and easier to explore further out to some of the castles and gardens.

Have you ever been to Luxembourg?

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23 Comments

  1. February 15, 2018 / 1:24 pm

    My husband has mentioned Luxenburg a few times, and I have never been too sure, after reading this I am more open to the idea of going but would have to be a bit warmer weather for me x

  2. February 15, 2018 / 1:42 pm

    OMG to be honest, the cake caught my eye first yum!! Food aside, Luxembourg sounds like an amazing place to be especially in the cold, the photo of the snow topped roofs is just so lovely.

  3. February 16, 2018 / 1:48 pm

    The flights are so cheap for a great weekend break. We spend more that that driving 2 hours south let alone flying to another county. The chocolate house cake looks amazing and perfect to warm up with after a cold walk exploring the beautiful city.

  4. February 16, 2018 / 3:53 pm

    OH WOW! I’ve never been to Luxembourg before but after checking out your post I want to so badly! It looks magical and would definitely take my instagram up a notch haha xxx

  5. February 16, 2018 / 6:31 pm

    Ahhh looks like your trip is going really well so far that chocolate cake looks amazing!!

  6. February 16, 2018 / 7:59 pm

    Oh wow! Luxembourg looks amazing and the food incredible. 🙂 Definitely somewhere to visit in winter! 😀

  7. February 17, 2018 / 1:59 pm

    I would never have considered Luxembourg as a holiday destination until this post. But it looks fantastic and that cake is screaming my name 🙂

  8. February 18, 2018 / 12:17 pm

    A blogger friend and I have been on several City Breaks recently but had never considered Luxembourg. Now I have read your post, it has made me add it to the list of places we need to see!
    I would love to go on that balcony and see the views (and take lots of photographs)
    The hot chocolate sounds epic, and that cake does look stunning! xx

  9. Aimee Bradley
    February 18, 2018 / 4:31 pm

    Looks beautiful Iv never been to Europe really. I’m hoping next year fingers crossed.

  10. February 18, 2018 / 8:57 pm

    I have never been but seeing that cake I’m debating a trip!

  11. Jem
    February 19, 2018 / 6:50 am

    Oh, it looks so lovely here, like a winter wonderland. It;’s definitely a place I would love to visit.

  12. February 19, 2018 / 1:17 pm

    You are so right it is one of those tiny countries that one wouldn’t usually think about, it looks really cool though.

  13. February 19, 2018 / 2:10 pm

    Oh wow Chocolate House sounds amazing and those cakes look heavenly!

  14. February 20, 2018 / 9:07 am

    Ohhh those cakes!! AMAZING!! It’s well worth a trip for that alone! It looks like a gorgeous place to visit!

  15. February 20, 2018 / 10:45 am

    I had never thought of visiting somewhere like Luxembourg before, your flights sound so cheap! It sounds like you had a lovely relaxing weekend x

  16. February 20, 2018 / 1:53 pm

    I’ve never been to Luxembourg (yet!) but it’s definitely on the travel bucket list. £60 return is not a bad fare at all!

  17. February 20, 2018 / 11:14 pm

    Haha I laughed out loud at the scratch map thing. Sounds like something I would do. It looks lovely and the flights were very reasonably priced

  18. John Milnes
    February 21, 2018 / 10:09 am

    For a cheap weekend end away, I think I can add Luxembourg to much needed places to visit in Europe, but we leave the EU.

    Thanks for Sharing.

    John M

  19. February 21, 2018 / 10:19 am

    I’m so jealous, I’ve always wanted to visit Luxembourg! I have a friend who recently moved there, so maybe I can visit her some day.

  20. February 21, 2018 / 1:47 pm

    I’ve been to Luxembourg last year and it definitely won my heart, Rhian! I think I should visit it in winter as it really seems like a wonderland. 🙂

  21. February 21, 2018 / 5:06 pm

    I haven’t been but it’s on my list-where isn’t, though? I want to see the whole world and so I’ll travel anywhere I’ve not been to before.

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