This week's TravelmatKanner focuses on free activities that you can enjoy in all of Luxembourg, not just the city!
Remember our article about free activities you can enjoy with the children in Luxembourg city ?
Now it is time to explore more ideas on what you can enjoy for free with the kids in the whole country, and does not include the Luxembourg city activities that were included in the first article.
There are amazing playgrounds all over the country that are free to enjoy, with different themes, whether it be in forests or in cities, with water activities or climbing paths or petanque terrains, or all of the above. Luxembourg has some of the best playgrounds compared to all its neighboring countries and maybe you should organize a little outing with the kids to try an visit all of them, a nice little challenge!
If you ask me, I really think Luxembourg is a playground paradise.
Some of the best online resources to find playgrounds in Luxembourg are the following:
Water playgrounds in and around Luxembourg - RTL Today
2. Riding on Free Public Transport
© Christophe Hochard
Luxembourg is probably the only country in the world in which public transport is for free.
Take trains, trams and buses with the children, show them good practices. Help them recognize spots in the cities, different streets, play a game of recognizing car brands by looking from the windows of the vehicle, or reach your favorite destination in the north or the south of the country. You can also just enjoy the air condition in the tram on a hot summer day…
3. Visit a Free Museum
One of the museums you can visit for free is the Muerbelsmillen, The Mustard Museum.
The old mustard fabric is a museum with free entrance, where visitors can explore the old water mill, authentic items and documents explaining the process of mustard making as well packaging, invoices and more.
The Museum is open every Saturday and Sunday between 2pm and 6pm.
Adress: 69, rue de Mohrfels, L-2158 Luxembourg
Check the following link for more info.
Be sure to check the website as there are days and times when the visits are for free.
4. Hiking in Nature
As most of you know, Luxembourg has some amazing hiking trails all around the country that are great to enjoy with the children. Forests, rivers, lakes, bridges, picturesque little villages, thematic hiking trails, everything is available in Luxembourg.
You can also have nice picnics, games, do family photo shoots, enjoy star-gazing or cloud-gazing, do a mushroom discovery tour (don’t cut or eat mushrooms if you are not a mycologist, it can be dangerous). Anything you can think of basically, as long as you respect the nature and its inhabitants, the fauna and flora.
Nature is free but must be respected.
5. Your Local Commune
Many communes organize events and festivals with free access. Always keep an eye on your Commune’s announcements or other Communes as there is always something to be enjoyed for free.
6. Mini Traffic Playground
Children will enjoy to learn the traffic rules in a mini traffic playground like the one located in the Capellen playground by the tennis club of Capellen. It is really a nice miniature of a real road with mini traffic lights, zebra crossings, road signs and more. Fun and learning guaranteed!!
7. Visit a Skate Park
Numerous skate parks are to be found all over the country of Luxembourg.
For amateurs, for beginners and for advanced skaters there is plenty of locations to try skating.
8. Join the free activities proposed by Hariko
Hariko - A place for young people to be creative, to experience and discover various forms of art.
Hariko organizes many events and activities mostly for free so it is always a good idea to have their website handy.
It is addressed mostly to teenagers but there are also activities for children. Currently there are two locations. One in Esch-sur-Alzette and one in Ettelbruck.
9. Visit open air arts museum in Kahler
Kahler is a wonderful little place where a local artist has transformed the local houses in pieces of art with his amazing graffiti. Walk in the streets to discover them all and maybe even to inspire the future young artists.
10. Visit the always open and free animal park in Esch
A lot of families in Luxembourg love this park, which also has nice playgrounds, green spaces and makes a great destination for a relaxed Sunday. Free food for animals is also provided.
11. Yearly festivals with free entry.
Luxembourg hosts every year some great festivals for children with free entry.
Around every November a big science festival takes place in Abbey de Neumunster by the Museum of Natural History supported by the Fonds Nationale de la Recherche.
At the time of writing the details for 2022's festival have not yet been announced.
On 11 September 2022 the Museum of Natural History will offer various workshops, 20 animation stands, tours of the laboratories and collections, craft workshops, games and discovery tours.
And all these for free! Don’t miss it.
This year it takes place on the 4 September and if you and the children love potatoes this is the place to be.
Different activities are planned for the children like arts and crafts, facepainting and of course potatoes. Children can collect the potatoes from the field and take them home. How much fun is this!
Numerous medieval festivals like the upcoming one in Koerich
It will take place on 17 and 18 September 2022 and it is very popular due to the multiple experiences proposed and free visits of the Koerich castle.
12. Casino Luxembourg
Always free access to CASINO LUXEMBOURG, a space dedicated to modern art.
Can be combined with a nice walk in Luxembourg city.
Workshops are not free but they are free with the Kulturpass. https://casino-luxembourg.lu/fr/infos-pratiques/contact-acces
13. Visit Local markets
Despite its small size Luxembourg has many local markets. Why not try to visit them all with the children? Of course not all in one day lol Children can learn more about local fresh products, or antiques, or simply enjoy the atmosphere of an open air market. Here is a useful link:
The Camille Gira Biodiversum nature and forest centre in Remerschen is located on the edge of the “Haff Réimech” nature reserve. It hosts interactive exhibitions on two floors in a building of remarkable architecture.
Their themes are related to the protection of birds and nature, biodiversity as well as the historical and geological evolution of the nature reserve and its region.
The lake that surrounds Biodiversum is also beautiful to explore.
15. Cloth Factory Museum in Esch-sur- Sure
The Cloth Factory Museum is free for children and young adults aged under 21 years old.
It showcases well-preserved machines for clothes making and it is an important element of the history of the region.
16. Museum of the Fire Brigade Wiltz
In Wiltz there is the museum of the Fire Brigade with free admission.
It will excite the children not only for its old fire engines but also for its equipment and the daily work of the fire brigade.
It can be combined with the Wiltz Garden - also with free admission.
17. Wiltz Garden
A really beautiful garden, with many different species of flowers and greenery and a wonderful view of Wiltz. The garden has been created by people with disabilities, longterm unemployed people, craftspeople and artists.
18. The Belvedere viewing platform
I must say this amazing place was a great hit with the children when we visited.
It is a beautiful walk in the forest to visit the platform with amazing views of the Sure river and stunning nature.
We propose you to visit one time in summer and one time in winter to enjoy the landscape in different colours.
19. Viewing platform Tempelskamp
Another viewing platform on the Upper Sûre Lake, built like a wooden cabin andwith stunning views.
The exact location and coordinates to find it are here.
20. Pixie Pixel Pass
Something interesting if you visit Cite de l’image in Clervaux.
More information here.