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Luxembourg

Practical tips

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Bus: 2 euros get you anywhere on the Luxembourg bus network for 2 hours, so you can change buses as often as you like or stay on the same one if you feel like it. Great for getting about between Luxembourg's different parts of town

Geography: The train station is some way from the old town across two of the city's iconic bridges. The old city is up above the Grund, which you get to via only a few paths or roads from town. Then there's Limpertsberg, a more residential part of town; and finally the Kirchberg part which is mainly for EU officials, but does also have the city's fantastic 50m olympic pool.

Cafe des Artistes down in the Grund for laid back friendly evenings, and twice a week they have all night sessions. Piano players and singalong most nights.

Cinematheque is the national resource for film-lovers. Over 25,000 films in their archive and one film a night costing about 3 euros each to see, and less if you're a student. Fantastic building in itself specially if you're a fan of old film posters or projectors etc.

We stayed in Hotel Chatelet about 10 mins walk to the train station and about 10-15 minutes walk to the old town centre. Reasonable price for what is an expensive city.

Coffee: Try either Golden Bean in rue Chimay or The Coffee Lounge in rue de la poste

Tea: Try Tee Geshwender for nice chats to tea lovers and to sample, but if you want an afternoon tea and cake experience go to Namur bakery - supplying to Luxembourg's court for years, and fabulous outside and in.

Posted by UnwindRoad 10:04 Archived in Luxembourg Tagged hotel tea buses coffee tips cinema practical

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