04 February 2015

5 Places to Visit When in Luxembourg (With Kids)

A few months ago we had a wonderful opportunity where we travelled by land and sea for a family break in Luxembourg. We had possibly the most relaxing holiday I've ever experienced, despite being miles from sand and sunshine, and I would certainly recommend it as a location to visit if you are looking for peaceful and beautiful surroundings. 

We had some great days out and these are our recommendations:


1 Mullerthal Trail and Schiessentumpel Waterfall
Good physical condition and footwear is required for this walk but it's certainly worth it as it's such great fun and the scenery is stunning! Everything is just so green. The walk takes you up and down some rather unstable steps (no hand rails) for around 10 minutes, with the flowing water below. There is of course the option to skip the walk and take a stroll along the roadside path to the waterfall itself, if you don't want to miss out on it's beauty, where you can stand on the bridge to see the waterfall from a birdseye view. It's a great place for photographs and to sit with a book or picnic.




2 Parc Merveilleux
Situated in the southern side of the country, this is great day out for the whole family to enjoy. It's probably the best Zoo I've ever encountered as it just felt so natural and the play areas there are superb. There is a wonderful collection of animals, some of which you don't typically see in the UK, like electric eels, and the enclosures allow you to get quite close up. It has scenes from fairy tales, exotic birds, a walk-through rainforest and plenty more to keep you entertained. Food and drink prices are reasonable for those not wishing to take refreshments and the facilities were clean and spacious. It's low cost too which makes it even more worth a visit.




3 Jardin Des Papillions
This butterfly garden will amaze young and old as hundreds of winged creatures flutter around you and land on you time and time again. There is a display showing the life cycle of the butterflies to educate little ones and benches spread throughout to take a seat on while you admire the environment at a leisurely pace. It's only a very small attraction but it is very interactive and apart from the butterflies there are also flowers, birds and fish to view plus some other animals too. The colours and patterns are like none I've seen before. It's quite a magical place where you could spend an hour or so before moving onto the cafe and shop next door.




4 Bastogne War Museum 
More suited for the adults, this is a great place to visit if you enjoy your history lessons and want to learn more about the war. Just across the border into Belgian is where you will find this museum and it takes you on a journey, headpieces are provided and activate automatically, that follows the lives of 4 individuals through time. There are tanks and other artifacts on display, several 'flashbacks' to watch and of course the Mardasson Memorial to visit before your departure.





5 Larochette Castle
There are quite a few castles situated in Luxembourg but this was very nearby to our accommodation and stood out for miles. Set around 150 metres above the White Emz Valley it looks amazing during the day but even more so at night when it is illuminated. You can pay just a few Euros for entry and go on a guided tour or just have a look around by yourself.


Have you been to Luxembourg?




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44 comments :

  1. Oh wow Emma! Looks like you guys had a brilliant time. I've never thought of going to Luxembourg, it's never crossed my mind!
    I have now added it to my list of places to go!
    Thanks for sharing & the recommendations hun

    Charlotte x

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  2. I've never been, but would love to. It looks beautiful!

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  3. I have never been, but it looks fantastic and beautiful! x

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  4. would love to visit it looks so beautiful and sereal x

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  5. I have never been but it sounds fab. That butterfly pic is wonderful!

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  6. I haven't been but it looks like a wonderful place to visit, and the war museum looks amazing :)

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  7. I love the look of that walk! I've never even considered Luxembourg, but will definitely be doing more research now! x

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  8. Wowsers...what a holiday you guys had and what gorgeous photos too!! Thanks so much for linking up with #MMWBH xx

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  9. That waterfall looks beautiful and I love Butterfly gardens! Will have to tell my Dad about the war museum he loves learning about the war and is always looking for new countries to visit. It'll be a few years before we go abroad again but will add this to my growing list of places to visit!

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  10. I passed through Luxembourg as a teenager on a school trip but had never considered it for a family break. These activities look fantastic and definitely blow my feeling of it being more of an adult place out the water. Thanks for the interesting post x

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  11. I've never thought of going to Luxembourg before to be honest but it looks lovely, so many places to see and do...when I win the lottery :)

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  12. It looks amazing and what fabulous photos too x

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  13. I haven't been to Luxembourg but would love to visit - adding to my list, thank you!

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  14. What a beautiful place to visit!

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  15. I've never been but I would love to go someday. That waterfall is gorgeous :)

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  16. I went with my hubby a few months back and had a lovely time, he was working but i managed to jump on a bus and see the sights. Such a lovely country, glad you had a fabulous time xxxx

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  17. I have never been to Luxemborg. The fist picture with the Schiessentumpel Waterfall is my favourite.

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  18. What a great place to visit ,and Luxembourg is somewhere I would very much like to go .

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  19. I would never have thought of visiting Luxembourg with children but it looks beautiful with lots to do.

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  20. I said it before didn't i? I really want to visit it one day!

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  21. I've never been but it looks beautiful, that waterfall photo is stunning. Glad you enjoyed your holiday :-)

    x Char - http://charlotteskitchenblog.blogspot.co.uk/
    #MMWBH

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  22. I've never been myself but it does look very calm and peaceful!!

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  23. A place I've never been but have put on my list of places to take t,he girls for a weekend visit.

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  24. The Jardin des Papillons looks like a wonderful place to visit. Hubby's cousin lives in Luxembourg and we are hoping to go and visit her at some point so will hopefully get to visit some of these places too.

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  25. It looks beautiful, what wonderful places you visited. I have never been to Luxembourg, but it does look great. #countrykids

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  26. I've never been, but I would love to one day!

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  27. I donl't know much about Luxumbourg at all, but looks like there's plenty to do. My OH would probably enjoy the war museum

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  28. I must say I have never been but you make it look very appealing. Sounds like a lovely family break, thank you for sharing on Country Kids

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  29. Wow it looks like a beautiful place. It's one of those places I'd never really thought about visiting.

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  30. Weve never been to Luxenberg before, but wow those waterfalls look stunning. #countrykids

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  31. I've never even thought of Luxembourg as a holiday destination, especially with kids, but these photos are absolutely stunning. Looks like there is so much to do and see. I especially love the waterfall one. Looks like you had a wonderful time, fantastic memories to have x

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  32. I love the waterfalls! Havent been there but would want to go now =) #countrykids

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  33. the waterfalls are beautiful, its not somewhere I have ever thought to go but it looks fab x

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  34. Luxememburg has been on my list for a long time.. It's a lot nearer than I had originally thought and we could probably drive from the south coast. We do a lot of traveling and whilst our children are older now my husband and I would be happy to explore. Definitely need to do some more research as we have been looking for a break with a difference for April.

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  35. Luxemburg is a place I've never thought of visiting, with or without children. In fact, with children I would always think a city holiday would be a challenge. Your post is really interesting and the photos show that there are so many gorgeous, outdoorsy type places within the City. Really interesting post and it's made me re-evaluate my view on Luxemburg
    #CountryKids

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  36. I went to Luxemburg as a child but haven't been since - would love to take the kids there

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  37. oh fab - I haven't been since I was a child - will think about taking the children now #sharewithme

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  38. I love the waterfalls. Looks like everyone had lots of fun.

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  39. Oh this is stunning. Looks like a beautiful place to visit and sounds like fun too. Thank you ever so much for linking up to Share With Me. #sharewithme

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  40. Wow looks amazing, and no never been and wouldn't dream of going ordinarily. But I guess it's good to do something different. Love the waterfall

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  41. It looks so beautiful, we would love this

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  42. Sounds a great family place to visit. I am loving the butterfly too.

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  43. I visited Luxemburg nine years ago with Mr Tin Box. It was beautiful. We were camping near the capital and spent a few days visiting the sights there. The places you visited look fantastic #CountryKids

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