When one hears about European trips, it could mostly be countries like Italy, Spain, Switzerland and so on. Not often do one come across people who have said they have gone to Luxembourg. A small landlocked country known for it's economy is quite often overlooked. However, it has some wonders that it beholds.
Fun Fact: We have all heard about "Schengen Visa" and how we can travel across 25+ countries in Europe. Although not many might know that the name originates from a small wine making village called Schengen near to the river Moselle in Luxembourg.
FREE TRAVEL ACROSS LUXEMBOURG. From 2020, anybody across the world can travel for free in buses, trams and trains (except 1st class tickets). We as travelers can make use of that, as I believe travel cost accounts for approx. 50-60 percent of our budget.
Note: Being a wealthy country, everything is expensive in Luxembourg. Stay, Food and Entertainment. You would be able to use your student tickets at some places for a smaller price.
5 of us travelled from Saarbrucken via bus to Luxembourg. You can book the bus ticket to Luxembourg via DB website or any third party services like omio. It just costed 5 Euros in each direction. You can also reach Luxembourg city via other places like Trier in Germany and the rates should be similar.
Vianden Castle was my go to destination in Luxembourg after finding out some stunning pictures of the place. However the location is 3.5 hours away from the city and to cover both the Castle and the city was not Possible. Hence, we sought out Bourscheid Castle as the place to visit.
Note: It's always preferable to download the offline map of the places you might visit. Mobiliteit.lu is the travel app which gives information on the local transport. Google helps as well.
Bourscheid Castle was the first destination as it was 1.5 hours away from the city center and the city was the latter part.
The region through which the bus travelled from Saarbrücken was quite common, your normal European Landscape with fields and small houses. Surprisingly when we reached the city center, the place did not give a good first impression. Most parts of the city were under construction.
We reached the main station Luxembourg, Gare Centrale. The trip to Bourscheid Castle consisted of a train and then a bus journey. In front of the railway station was the tram line. The trams were out of this world. It was sleek, modern and colorful.