Luxembourg city is a cozy city for a city break. We visited the city twice for a weekend (once in summer and once in winter) and both times we had an extremely good time. When visiting Luxembourg city with kids, you can actually see most of the sights in one or two days. Here we list the thirteen most fun activities and sights of Luxembourg city with kids for you.
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Luxembourg city with kids: fun playgrounds
Luxembourg city has very nice playgrounds in the city for kids. We name the city’s most fun playgrounds below.
#1 Parc de Monterey: This park is located right in the center of Luxembourg City and has a large playground. Part of the playground consists of a large pirate ship that kids can clamber and slide off of, as well as two huge slides connected by all kinds of bridges. You can easily spend an hour here with your kids at this park. For example, there is also a picnic bench at this playground, where you can have a great afternoon lunch with the family. In addition, in this green park you also have a large fountain and you can take a nice walk with the family.
#2 Castle playground: another large castle-shaped playground is located on the outskirts of downtown and can be reached on foot from Parc de Montery in about 20 minutes. This is a large play castle with all kinds of turrets where kids can play. Next to the castle are several smaller pieces of playground equipment as well as a swing. The sand around this playground is very fine, so kids in this playground are also busy with shovels and buckets. Check out the tripadvisor website here to get an impression of the playground.
#3 Playground Cents (op der Heed): this playground is too far a walk from downtown, but by car or public transport you can get there in ten minutes and the playground is airport themed and looks very cool too. You have an observation tower here with a slide and a large playground equipment in the shape of an airplane.
#4 Kaltreis Parc: This space-themed playground is also about a 10-minute drive from downtown. From a large space shuttle, kids can slide down various slides. In addition to this space shuttle, you have other playground equipment such as a large swing, for example. Around the playground are wooden deck chairs.
#5 Gasperich (Jardin Anglais): this playground has a farm theme. Again, lots of playground equipment and cottages. When you see the houses, it looks very nice and cheerful and around this large playground equipment are smaller play equipment.
As you can see, you really have some very nice playgrounds in the city and during a city break to Luxembourg city with kids you can easily spend a day having fun in the different playgrounds.
Exploring Luxembourg city with kids
#6 Walking: to see Luxembourg city with kids, walking is a great option. The center is quite compact and the downtown area is cozy with many nice cafes and restaurants. What is fun to walk to is Chemin de la Corniche, which is called the balcony of Europe. This is the city’s old fortress wall and here you have a great view of the city.
#7 Tourist Train: this little train called “Pétrusse Express” makes a tour of the city in 45 minutes. It is possible to get a Dutch audio guide at this. You can board at the Montée de Clausen, not far from the casemates, and you can tour Luxembourg City with kids in 45 minutes from the little train. The little train runs only during the high season from May through September.
#8 Hop on Hop off bus: also these buses only run on certain days (especially weekends) in the peak season from May through September. The buses stop at eight different locations around the city. As far as we are concerned, always quite a relaxing way to see the city from the open roof of a double-decker bus.
Luxembourg city with kids# 9: Natural History museum
You can also visit a family-friendly museum in Luxembourg city with kids: the Natural History Museum. Of course, you will find many stuffed animals in this museum. Inside, the museum looks modern and fresh and by no means feels stuffy. The museum is housed in a beautiful historic building. The museum is fairly interactive, allowing kids in the museum to do things rather than just look. It does say throughout the museum that the animals are not to be touched, which can be tricky for kids with so many animals at their fingertips. The staff watches this rather strictly.
In addition to the stuffed animals, there are exhibits on space and dinosaurs. A nice feature of the museum is the large indoor slide for kids to slide down between floors. Unfortunately, the information at most exhibits is mostly in German and much less in English. The museum has three floors and is not super big, so you will have seen the museum in an hour or two. For more information on opening hours and admission prices, check out the museum’s German-language website.
Luxembourg city with kids #10: Bock casemates
The Bock Casemates is an underground defense stronghold with kilometers of corridors and is one of Luxembourg city’s main attractions. A special idea that under this city lies such a large system of corridors, which used to be hugely important to the city.
You can visit these corridors that lie about 40 meters underground, and an entrance ticket costs a few euros. You have to take all kinds of stairs to get there and then enter a whole system of corridors. It is important, however, that you have good mobility, as the ground is not the same everywhere. For kids, of course, this is an exciting activity to walk through these somewhat dark tunnels of the past.
In some places, you also have a nice view of the city when you are above ground again. However, the information in the tunnels could have been a little better, so you know exactly where to walk. In fact, some corridors are dead ends, even though this is not well indicated.
Luxembourg city with kids: day trips
From Luxembourg city, several day trips can be made with the family to other places in Luxembourg. After all, Luxembourg is not a very large country. We list the best day trips in Luxembourg city with kids for you.
#11 Luxembourg Science center: just under a half-hour drive south of the city is this science museum. At this museum, kids can do more than seventy experiments in multiple languages (including English), with many of the experiments having displays. For example, kids here can play a game of table soccer against a robot, move and move different types of balls and work on their own with blocks. There are also several shows that are given (check the museum’s website for times), but are in French and Luxembourgish.
#12 Parc Merveilleux de Bettembourg: A twenty-minute drive from the capital, this little amusement park is located. The park is partly a zoo with all somewhat smaller animals from different continents. In addition, there is a lot of playground equipment in the park and there is also a kind of fairy forest. You also have some small attractions such as a little train, electric horses and cars. The park caters mainly to slightly younger kids. Check the amusement park’s German-language website for more information.
#13 Vianden: The town of Vianden is three quarters of an hour north of the capital by car and is known for its castle on the mountain. We also visited the city and the castle, and we must say that there is not much for kids to do in the castle itself. If your kids enjoy visiting a castle, then of course it is a great day trip because the castle does allow you to see many rooms. The town of Vianden is a quiet pretty village by the river and you can take the chairlift up from this village to have a nice view of the town and the castle.
Where to sleep in Luxembourg city with kids
Budget hotel: Mercure Luxembourg Off Kirchberg
Mid-range hotel: Novotel Suites Luxembourg
Luxury hotel: Hotel Vauban
To find other hotels in Luxembourg city with kids click here for the whole list of hotels.
Further information Luxembourg city with kids
Luxembourg map: this is a map not only of the city of Luxembourg, but of the entire country. You have the choice of a card for the duration of 1, 2 or 3 days. With it, you have free admission to more than 60 museums and tourist attractions around the country, and you can use public transportation for free with the card. Check in advance which sights you all want to visit with the family and what the entrance fees are and then see if the card will give you any benefits.