At the heart of Luxembourg City, you’ll find a tower with a rotating platform. They call it the Sky City Liner. As the platform goes up, it also rotates, giving the riders a 360-degree views of Luxembourg City. The ride to the top cost me 7 euros. This is actually my first time to be in a moving, rotating platform to see the city’s skyline. It’s a pretty unique way – I didn’t have to walk around but stayed where I was. The rotating platform did it for me. Though it felt like it was a quick ride, it was worth checking out. No, you can’t stay and do it again, unless you pay again.
Things to do and see in Luxembourg. I stayed in Luxembourg for a night but I only had a half day to explore. From Hotel Empire, where I stayed, I walked to Chemlin de la Corniche, touted as Europe’s most beautiful balcony, overlooking The Grund. Around this area, I visited Luxembourg City Museum and stared at the guards outside the Grand Ducal Palace. Don’t forget to drop by MHNA Gallery for some contemporary arts. When the summer heat is unbearable, take a shelter inside St Michel Church. Or, you can marvel at the frescoes and see the crypt of the Grand Ducal family under Notre Dame Cathedral. Then, at sunset, take a ride to the top via the Sky City Liner.
When you’ve seen Luxembourg’s skyline, go across the street and go window shopping. Name any luxurious brand and they have it there at Rue Philippe II. Go back to the bridge (right next to the Sky City Liner), and walk along Avenue de la Liberte. It’s a nice street with cafes, shops, grand architecture and garden. Pick any cafes to sit outside and enjoy people-watching.
If you have a train to catch early in the morning, I’d suggest you stay at Hotel Empire, opposite Luxembourg Central Train Station. You won’t even have to worry getting a taxi when you arrive. It’s just two minutes walk across the street. The hotel room is small but the layout is functional. The bathroom is clean and they have free towels, too. The hotel is within reach to everything: cafes, fast-food, restaurants and groceries shops are walking distance from here. You can book via HostelWorld and Booking.com.