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Free things to do in Luxembourg City

Luxembourg City has countless fun activities and tourist attractions to offer, many of which are completely free of charge. Here are some of the best free activities that you can do in Luxembourg City:

Things to do with kids for free

Parks and playgrounds

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The capital has a lot of fun activities that are perfect for family outings. Numerous thematic playgrounds can be found in and around the city centre, such as the centrally located “pirate ship” equipped with swings, slides and many other games for kids of all ages. Our “City Promenade for kids” in the form of a scavenger hunt is also a great way of exploring the city with kids. Crack the code to redeem a little gift from the Luxembourg City Tourist Office. Family fun guaranteed!

Nature and parks

Escape the buzz of the city and unwind in one of the many parks and green spaces that are just a short walk away from the city centre. Stroll along the Pétrusse valley, have a picnic on the “Kinnekswiss” in the municipal park or enjoy the stunning view from the “Dräi Eechelen” park. Make sure to also check out the impressive skatepark that is located in the Pétrusse valley, which is free all year round!

Come and enjoy nature


All parks and gardens

Public transport

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While Luxembourg City is best explored on foot, using public transport is also a great way to get around the city faster, easier and hassle-free. Plus it’s completely free of charge! A ride in the 71m high panoramic lift is also a must when visiting the capital. It offers sweeping views of the Pfaffenthal district and even features a glass-bottomed viewpoint - not for the faint hearted! The city’s only funicular is also just a short walk away from the panorama lift and will bring you up to the modern Kirchberg Plateau, the city’s financial hub!

Public transport

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Frequently asked questions

1. You won’t want to miss the Chemin de la Corniche, refered to as "the most beautiful balcony of Europe", and its incredible view on the Bock Promontory, as well as on the Grund district on the banks of the Alzette river.

2. The historic and superb  Wenzel wall is part of the city fortifications. Its 15th century bridge the Stierchen bridge will give you a stunning view on the Bock Promontory and will lead you to the Rham Plateau.

3. Place de la constitution is a show stopper for its gorgeous view on the State Savings Bank and Petrusse valley. In the center of the Place de la Constitution, make sure to look up to take a good view on the famous statue Gëlle Fra, symbol of the freedom and resistance for the Luxembourg people.

4. Your visit of Luxembourg City wouldn’t be complete without a walk by Grand-Ducal Palace one of the most beautiful buildings in the centre of Luxembourg, built in the 16th century. You may even be able to see the guard of honour of the Luxembourg army, patrolling in front of the Grand Ducal Palace.

5. The city’s fortification are integral part to the city’s history and esthetics, you’ll absolutely want to see the Bock Promontory, one of the best views for this iconic site would be from the wenzel wall.

6. The Cathedral Notre-Dame de Luxembourg located in the Ville Haute district.

7. The National Museum of History and Art located in Ville Haute, a few steps away from the Chemin de la Corniche, contains a free permanent exhibition.

8. Amateur photographers will want to spend a moment in front of the Philharmonie building in the Kirchberg district for a nice photo session.

9. The Adolphe Bridge has a lower deck that not everyone sees a first glance. From there the view is worth stopping for a moment to look at the Pétrusse valley.

10. Last but definitely not least the Pfaffenthal Panoramic Elevator and its glass floor is one of a kind and is as beautiful as it is convenient to get from Ville Haute to the Pfaffenthal district and its lovely paved streets.

Luxembourg City has a lot of green spaces. Both grown-ups and children will find their happiness in the many parcs and playgrounds of the city. Check our list of parks and playgrounds here.