My favourite area of Luxembourg turned out to be not its medieval walls or cute city squares, but the narrow strip of green that runs alongside the city centre. Following first the twists of the Alzette / Uelzecht River, then branching to the quiet ripples of the Pétrusse, it was a lovely relaxing walk that gave us a glimpse into life in the city.
We started our walk high above the river to the west, and then descended the steep turns to the walkway below. I was charmed by the communal vegetable garden and gorgeous colours along the path.
We walked along some of the old city walls and had a great view of the central fortifications. Even better was our peek into the little chapel of St Quirin, which is built into the rock of the cliff above it! It was consecrated in 1355 and is Luxembourg’s oldest surviving church, although it only sees occasional use now. Isn’t it charming?
After the Chapel we crossed under the viaduct into the Valley of the Pétrusse River. It was humming with runners, cyclists and strollers making the most of the beautiful park area and the gorgeous sunshine.
I loved getting a glimpse into what felt like a typical autumn Sunday for Luxembourgers – this walk was so peaceful and beautiful! For more on what to do in Luxembourg, click here.
What’s your favourite season to explore a city? After these beautiful colours I’m more in love with European autumn than ever!