Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Bock Casemates & Pétrusse Express | Luxembourg Day 2

Caught up with Day 1?


With just two days to explore Luxembourg City, we headed back somewhere which we were introduced to on yesterday's Promenade Tour. The Bock Casemates is 23km of underground tunnels which were used as shelter during the wars. Now one of the city's biggest attractions, we headed there armed with our Luxembourg Cards* which gave us free entry.





The long uneven tunnels and incredibly steep stairways were all so spooky and chilling, and the temperature down there was pretty chilly too! But all in all it was quite an experience and gave a real feeling of what it may have been like to have had to use this area for its original purpose. 

The views from the peepholes and gaps in the stone also gave amazing views of the old town and masses of green space that Luxembourg has. It is Europe's green capital!



Keen to learn more about the history, we hopped on the Pétrusse Express which includes earphones and a running commentary on your surroundings. We passed through many parts which we hadn't yet seen, and although it was a bit of a bumpy ride with many of the streets being cobbled, we managed just one or two photos which weren't blurred.

Again getting a discounted price with the Luxembourg Card, the trip was only about 45 minutes. With the city being so small, that was plenty of time to enrich our knowledge of this wonderful place.




Disclaimer: we were given complimentary cards to the asterisks (*) in exchange for a mention in this blog post and coverage on social media. However as always, all pictures and views are our own.


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18 comments

  1. What a fantastic way to explore Luxembourg! That little green engine is just adorable, too. I'd love to get a peek into the Bock Casements.

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    Emily
    emilyhallock.blogspot.com

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    1. The green train was cute, a good overall way to see the city!

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  2. This looks really fun! A cute way to travel for sure.

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    1. Definetly, so happy we did it!

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  3. Oh 2 days to explore Luxembourg City! I’d imagine there was a lot of running around to different parts to ensure you saw everything you could in 48 hours! That sounds really interesting learning about history & seeing what was used as a shelter during the wars.

    I always thought the headphones with commentary vs tours with a physical tour guide a bit better because with headphones you don’t have to see if you heard the tour guide properly/correctly because of noise! Also based on the pictures, I can definitely see why you referred to it as Europe’s green capital!

    -Sahara
    http://saharas-dreams.blogspot.com

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    1. We did do a lot of walking when exploring, think the only time we sat was on the green train but yeah I agree with the extra noise, but I also think having a proper guide give it more of a personal feel - it all depends I guess!

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  4. I am so impressed by how much culture you guys are absorbing on your trip! It sounds so jam packed and I'm loving exploring with you guys - I'd have never have thought of Luxembourg as a go-to, but The Bock Casemates look fascinating, and the Pétrusse Express seems a great way to get as much of Luxembourg as possible! You guys are majorly smashing your travel content!
    Kate x
    http://www.findingkate.co

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    1. So happy that you're enjoying and discovering new places with us!

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  5. Omg the sites look otherworldly! Your photos are stunning! You two have been creating such irreplaceable and wonderful memories on your travels and I love that we, your blog readers, have been able to be a part of it! <3

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    1. Aww that's such a lovely little comment. So glad you're enjoying our content!

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  6. Ooh wow some absolutely amazing sites here! These photos are amazing! Your whole trip seems so educational yet fun, I'd love to go travelling like you have!
    Hayley X
    Lifethroughtsg.com

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    1. We've defiently learnt so much on our holiday but exactly what you said, and still having fun!

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  7. You guys really know how to explore a new city in style! I'm so impressed at how much you pack into every day! That green train is so cute, I'd definitely have wanted a ride in that as well! The tunnels sound really spooky but certainly somewhere I'd like to explore, your mind just runs wild with all the history in places like that! Fab post as ever!

    Abbey 😘 www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

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    1. We actually thought of you in the tunnels, we thought you'd really enjoy exploring it, there's so much of it!

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  8. That Luxembourg card sounds handy! Exploring those underground tunnels sounds like a great experience! I love your photos! I've never been to Luxembourg but I'd love to go

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    1. The Luxembourg card was so useful, we do love a good city card! Such a cute little place!

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  9. I went on something similar to this little train in Llandudno, Wales a couple of years ago and I think it's such a great way to see the city. Awesome post! 🌸💗✨

    With love, Alisha Valerie. x
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    1. We'd love to explore Wales more, we'll keep that in mind!

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