Welcome to the weekend! Go for a bike ride with Mike McQuaide, enjoy a festival at a castle, see Rock University or the Thing and hunt animal prints!

1. Go for bike ride with An American in Luxembourg

What: Rediscover Lux city with an entertaining guide
Luxembourg City Tourist Office, Place Guillaume II - Google Maps
When: Sunday, 29 May at 2pm - info & tickets

Mike McQuaide is somewhat of a star in Luxembourg. If you don't know him yet, he's captured his journey as an American expat in Luxembourg (and avid road cyclist and mountain biker), making videos and publishing a book about it. No he is hosting a two-hour bike ride around the capital to make you rediscover Luxembourg City from a local's perspective. Hills are kept to a minimum and public lifts are used to avoid the steepest climbs. Mike will guide the tour in English this Sunday between 2-4pm, but there are two more dates next week as well. Bikes and helmets not provided, please bring your own.


2. See European Youth Music Festival

What: Concerts around Luxembourg
Various locations, see full schedule here
Thursday, 26 May - Saturday, 28 May - more info

Musicians and youth ensembles from all European countries are flocking to Luxembourg to perform a weekend of concerts across regional music schools. 400 shows in total, in fact, with 1,500 students. The complete schedule can be found here, and includes a musically varied line-up, spanning from chamber music to folklore, brace to dance, choral music to pop/rock, classical jazz to flamenco. These are the young stars of tomorrow! There was even a special song composed for the occasion:

3. Hunt for animal footprints

What: At Château de Preisch
Château de Preisch, 2 Rue des Lilas, 57570 Basse-Rentgen, France  - Google Maps
When: Weekends until October, between 11am-6pm - info & reservation

In the little village of Preisch, just across the French border south of Frisange, young nature lovers receive a GPS and have to find the animal footprints scattered around the park. Finding these will give them a secret code that opens a treasure chest...so open your eyes and let the hunt begin. The hunt takes around 90 minutes, and costs €9, with €6 for an accompanying adult. You can also visit the castle and gardens outside of the actual treasure hunt.


4. Support ING Night Marathon runners

What: Over 17,000 runners
See the full route here
When: Saturday, 28 May at 7pm - more info here

In case you're participating in this Saturday's annual ING Night Marathon, we wish you good luck and happy runs! If you're not, why not head into town to support the sporty folks? Put in some motivational clapping on the sidelines, enjoy the various music and food stalls along the route, or just take in the cool vibes of the evening. There's a really nice atmosphere in town, even if you're not actually participating (although getting there by car could be restricting).

5. Watch The Thing

What: Old-school sci-fi horror 
Where: Cinémathèque, 17 Pl. du Théâtre, 2613 Luxembourg - Google Maps
When: Sunday, 29 May at 8pm - info and film programme

Fancy a bit of old-school sci-fi horror? The Thing is widely viewed as one of the best horror films of the 1980s. A bunch of scientists on an Antarctic research station accidentally awaken a long-dormant monster. Spoiler alert: it doesn't end well for them!

6. Get tickets to Beautiful Decay festival

What: Two-day art festival
Where: Rue du Château, 8385 Koerich, Luxembourg - Google Maps
When: Friday, 27 May - Sunday, 29 May - info & tickets

If you're either into music, gastronomy, art or sports, the Beautiful Decay festival is the right place to be this weekend. The whole thing takes place at Koerich castle, quite literally a beautiful setting for an art festival with camping opportunities. The tickets are fairly cheap, and you can come the whole weekend or pick only Saturday or Sunday. The line-up includes folk singer-songwriters, indie rock bands and DJs. Check the full schedule here.


7. See Rock University's End-of-Year Show

What: School of Rock vibes
Where: Rockhal, 5 Av. du Rock'n'Roll, 4083 Esch-sur-Alzette - Google Maps
When: Saturday, 28 May at 5pm - info & tickets

Rock University is a music school in Luxembourg, and its stars will be presenting their end-of-year show at Rockhal on Saturday evening. It's the best Luxembourg's young musicians have to offer. Expect School of Rock vibes!


A previous Rock University concert at Rockhal / © Rock University

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