Local Escapes: February

In need of a break from work or looking for an escape into nature? Discover what Luxembourg & our surrounding countries have to offer for a day of fun!
08 February 2023

Even if you work five days a week, the weekends make for the perfect opportunity to take advantage of some of Luxembourg’s local escapes.

Children’s Day at the Zoo

Where? Zoo d’Amneville

When? 15th February

This February, Zoo d’Amenville has reserved tickets for you and your family to enjoy Children’s Day at the zoo! Walk the alleys of the zoo and make memories of a lifetime with your children. Get excited to see animals from all over the world while participating in various activities organized to entertain your family. By reservation, you could dine at the Jungle Bar with the animals or attend the kid-friendly party brought to you exclusively by the Zoo d’Amenville staff. 

Check out more information and reserve a spot here

Dalheim Circular Walk

Where? Grevemacher

When? 21st February 

The circular walk of Dalheim, Grevemacher, is an easy 9.8km trail. This 2 ½ hour trek is friendly for hiking enthusiasts, nature lovers, historians, and families. This walk not only offers you the opportunity to get out into nature but allows you to encounter historical sites with picturesque views. Along the way, you’ll pass the Roman Baths and get beautiful views of a Roman theater. You can also discover the historic churches of St.Paul and St.Peter. Don’t miss the opportunity to be guided by Jean-Marc Arnoux on the Dalheim hike and discover the beautiful landscapes of Luxembourg’s countryside!Check out more information here.

Parc de Brieux

Are you looking for a fun place for a weekend trip this month? Metz is the perfect place! Not only is the city a fun and beautiful place for a visit but Parc de Brieux is a great location to spread the day with family. The 50-hectare park features numerous paths varying in skill level and plays areas made accessible for children. If you enjoy fishing, the park includes seven ponds accessible to fishing enthusiasts. Bask in nature on the relaxing trails of Brieux park, or take a seat at a picnic table to enjoy a park lunch with friends and family while enjoying the beautiful views of Maizieres les Metz!

Take a Trip to Guttland

Luxembourg’s Guttland is a region of the Grand-Dutchy with one of the highest densities of medieval architecture in Europe. The Valley of Seven Castles is a 25 km scenic drive that combines all seven manors in one journey by linking Mersch to Koerich. This drive will take your breath away as you drive from one castle to the next while experiencing historical monuments that date back to the Gallo-Roman period. This trip allows you and your family to experience and walk in the footsteps of Luxembourg’s history.

Bike Through Arlon

As a result of connecting the villages of the Commune de Arlon, the route Belarel allows visitors to bike through Arlon, Belgium. This loop circuit allows for the perfect opportunity to leave Luxembourg for the weekend and explore Belgium. The loop runs through some of the most beautiful points of the villages throughout Arlon and allows you to access several museums along the way. Grab a famous Belgian waffle or frites while visiting Arlon, and take advantage of this trail that allows you to enjoy picturesque views!

Vianden Castle:

When? Open 10:00am – 4:00pm everyday

Regardless of the day, Luxembourg’s Vianden Castle is a wonderful local escape that should be taken advantage of. Described by CNN as one of the 21 most beautiful castles in the world, Vianden Castle offers tourists and locals picturesque views. No worries about booking a tour, an independent visitation to the castle is enough to enjoy! However, tours are available to the public and would provide a detailed understanding of the history of Vianden.

If you plan a trip to Vianden, try visiting a new bakery or taking a hike along the countryside. We promise that the views are worth seeing!