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Luxembourg City's green charm

According to Lonely Planet, Luxembourg is one of the 10 greenest cities in Europe. With good reason, as almost a third of the city consists of green areas, urban gardens and parks. Luxembourg is also the first country where public transport is free everywhere, and you can of course travel there sustainably with a beautiful train ride. With these tips, you can give your city trip to Luxembourg an extra touch of nature.

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Anyone who has been to Luxembourg City will have been pleasantly surprised. Luxembourg as a country is already so beautiful, with the impressive rock formations and endless forests of the Müllerthal. The capital city is also bursting with greenery and has many sustainable hotspots. Here, you can wander through the picturesque streets of the medieval Grund, look out over the city from 'Europe's most beautiful balcony' Le Chemin de la Corniche and relax on one of the terraces at Place d'Armes.

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Cycling and walking Luxembourg

The centre of Luxembourg is built up against the rocky Bock Mountains and is therefore multi-level. The fortifications and the old quarters have belonged to the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage since 1994. Do you want to make sure that you have seen the most beautiful places? Grab a bike and be shown around by UNESCO itself. On this 1.5 hour bicycle tour, you will pass by the most enchanting sights and views. Those who prefer walking can join the 2.5 km walking tour.

Art and restaurant

A favourite among locals is the city park Drai Eechelen, in the Kirchberg district. The park is located in the upper level of Luxembourg. You will not only enjoy a nice walk here, but also phenomenal views of the old town. You can get there by bus free of charge, or, of course, on foot or by bike. In the middle of the park, you will find the Musée Dräi Eechelen cultural centre and MUDAM, the museum of modern art. This is where art, nature and history come together. And while you're there, treat yourself to a delicious lunch at the vegan restaurant pure in the MUDAM café.

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Green shopping

If you would like to spend an afternoon shopping on a city break, Luxembourg is the place to be. For example, at the second-hand clothes shop Trouvailles near the station with its 300 m2 of pre-loved gems. At the zero waste shop Ouni you can get your hands on packaging-free goodies and at sustainable concept store Lët’z ReFashion you can shop second-hand and new, sustainable brands. At Lët'z ReFashion, you can also have your clothes repaired and learn how to revitalise them.

5x smaller footprint when travelling

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1. Travel by public transport as much as possible. With NS International you can easily and comfortably travel by train within Europe. And the best part is: all public transport in Luxembourg is free of charge. Content Content Content Content
2. Bring your own water bottle and fill it with water when travelling. Can you not safely drink water from the tap at your destination? Then buy an extra large bottle to refill up your small one. . Content Content Content Content
3. Eat vegetarian or even vegan more often. On the website happycow.net you will find the best addresses for delicious, sustainable food. Choose restaurants that cook with local ingredients. Not only does it taste better, but it is also good for the planet and the local economy. Content Content Content Content
4. Bring some trays from home and shop at a packaging-free supermarket, such as Ouni in Luxembourg City. At local shops and markets you can often also use your own containers to carry your products. This reduces the amount of unnecessary waste! Content Content Content Content
5. When you go shopping, go for a sustainable brand, dive into a second-hand shop or find places that repair clothes. Sometimes, you can even give your clothes a makeover. Content Content Content Content

To Luxembourg City by train

Be surprised by the unexpected beauty and greenery of the Luxembourg and book your train ticket for an unforgettable city break. From Amsterdam you can travel to Luxembourg in 5h33m fast and comfortable by train. You can choose to travel by train with Thalys or Intercity Brussels. Choose, according to your preferences and departure station, which train you want to take to Luxembourg and via which route.

The green charm of Luxembourg City

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