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A Day in Diekirch, Itinerary

by Hannah Sroka
Located in the northeastern part of the country, Diekirch is a great place to spend a day out! Here are some of our favorite places to visit!

Our first stops are a series of museums. We understand that museums (particularly museums about war) aren’t for everyone, so we’ve also included a lot of other options for your to pick and choose from for your day out.

Musée National d’Histoire Militaire

This museum details the experiences of soldiers and civilians during World War II. It has a special focus on the Battle of the Bulge and the Luxembourg Army, and includes life-size models of key events, historic clothes, artifacts, and written information in multiple languages (including English). Tickets are €5 for adults and €3 for students, and guided tours can be booked upon request.

Address: 10, rue Bamertal, L-9209 Diekirch

Diekirch Brewery Beer Museum

A great stop if everyone in your party is old enough to drink (and enjoy) beer! This museum shows how Diekirch brewery, its products, and its marketing have developed over the last 100 years. Tickets are €5 for adults and €3 for groups.

Address: 20-22, rue de Stavelot, L-9280 Diekirch

National Museum for Historical Vehicles

If you’re interested in cars, this is the museum for you! It features an extensive collection of historic cars and technology, several of which come from Luxembourg or surrounding countries. It’s located in Jean Wagner’s old car factory, which means it has historic connections to the car manufacturing industry. It’s in the same building as the Beer Museum so it’s easy to combine the visits! Tickets are €5 for adults and €3 for children and students.

Address: 20-22, rue de Stavelot, L-9280 Diekirch

Musée d’Histoire(s) Diekirch

Our last museum might be the most interesting—it focuses on the history of Diekirch itself. For instance, did you know that a donkey is the town’s mascot? Here, you’ll be able to learn about Diekirch’s connection to Ancient Rome and see some archaeologic and geologic discoveries. There are also lots of fun activities for the kids! Tickets are €5 for adults and free for students and children under 12.

Address: 13, rue du Curé, L-9217 Diekirch

St. Laurentius Church

Not too far from the History Museum is St. Laurentius Church. The first building to occupy this spot was pre-Romanesque and built in the 6th or 7th century. In the 1200s, however, it was replaced by a Romanesque church, which is what you see today. Head inside to see some frescoes from the 16th and 17th centuries!

Address: rue du Curé, L-9217 Diekirch

Pedestrian Zone

Our next few stops are a bit of a walk away (about 15 minutes), so we recommend grabbing a bite to eat before heading over! Diekirch was the first Luxembourg town to have a pedestrian zone, and it’s currently filled with lots of shops and restaurants. One of our favorites is Venti29Nove, an Italian restaurant with lots of vegetarian and vegan options! And for desert, we love Café Miche!

While in the pedestrian zone, keep an eye out for the donkey fountain! It sometimes flows with beer instead of water.

Address: Grand-Rue, L-9240 Diekirch

Ciné Scala

Take a nice 14-minute walk to Ciné Scala and catch a movie! While many of their films are presented in German or French, you’re likely to be able to see an English version if you go later in the afternoon. This is a great way to get out of the sun for a bit or finally get to that movie you’ve been meaning to see! Tickets are €7.50 for adults and €6.50 for kids and students.

Address: 46, rue de l’Industrie, L-9250 Diekirch

KanuRaft

Practically right across the street from Ciné Scala is KanuRaft, which allows you to take a boat down the River Sauer. While you can’t rent kayaks and canoes yourself, you can participate in a supervised activity! For a relaxing ride down the river, take the Kayak & Nature route. It’s 3km total and will take about an hour; it does not admit children under age 6. If you’re in the mood for something faster, check out the Mambo Ride! It’s Luxembourg’s only wildwater training canal. Get ready to get wet!

Address: 21, route d’Ettelbruck, L-9230 Diekirch

Nature Discovery Park

Our last stop is the Nature Discovery Park, not too far from KanuRaft. Here, you can learn about the local animal and plant life, hear some natural bird songs, and meet Diekirch’s own donkeys! This is a great activity for the kids, and also a nice way to wind down after a busy day.

Address: In Bedigen, L-9283 Diekirch

Did we miss one of your favourite spots in Diekirch? Let us know and we’ll add it to the list!

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