It’s raining again in Luxembourg? You need some ideas how to spend a rainy Sunday different than just staying home? Check out 5 things to do in Luxembourg on a rainy Sunday.
Well, from a weather perspective the Grand Duchy isn’t really on the sunny side of life, right? According to meteozentral.lu the monthly average of rainy days in Luxembourg is 20! Did you know that? But, no worries, just be prepared and know some fun things to do on rainy Sundays, other than sitting on your couch watching Netflix. Which is in fact also not the badest idea.
Let’s see my top 5 things to do:
1) Swim & sauna at Les Thermes
Of course there are several wellness temples and waterparks in Luxembourg, but none of those is as modern and stylish as „Les Thermes“ in Strassen.
Opened in 2009 this iconic concrete building is often compared with a spacecraft. Both, the interior and exterior design is really fascinating and already worth a visit. I myself like the olympic swimming pool the wave baths and the elegant sauna area most.
Make sure you arrive on time as Sundays are typically quite frequented by families and kids and can be crowed. Sunday opening hours are from 9 am to 9 pm and tickets start at 6 € for the Aqua World.
Location: Les Thermes, Luxembourg-Strassen.
2) See modern art at MUDAM
No time or mood for art lately? Have a go yourself and see „MUDAM“ – Luxembourg’s Museum for Modern Art on Kirchberg located on the former site of „Fort Thüngen“ and adjacent to the history museum „Dräi Eechelen“.
The iconic building was designed by Chinese American start architect I.M. Pei and opened to the public in 2006.
Regularly changing installations and exhibitions enrich the existing art collection. Get some inspiration by „Many spoken works“ – a black ink garden fountain by Luxemburgisch artist „Su-Mei Tse“. MUDAM is open from 10 am to 6 pm for an entrance fee of 8 €.
Location: Mudam – Musée d’art moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg-Kirchberg.
3) Have a coffee & cake at Konrad
Take the bus to Luxembourg downtown or park your car at carpark „Theatre“ then do a little detour walk over Luxembourgs number 1 shopping street „Grand Rue“ and turn back to Rue du N.
For having a coffee and cake at „Konrad – Café & Bar“. I like the small café for it’s tasty cakes, the friendly people and the relaxed atmosphere. The interior concept is a fancy mix of industrial, hip, chic, retro and alternative.
I is also like thisplace for regular events, such as: open mic nights for standup comedians, concerts and salsa parties.
Location: Konrad – Café & Bar, Luxembourg downtown
4) Go to the movies at Kinepolis
Luxembourg has ten movie theaters, starting from 78 seats in Grevenmacher and going up to 10 screens and 2500 seats at Kinepolis Kirchberg, the former Utopolis.
And the latter is my most favorite cinema in the greater region. Built in 1996 it was Luxembourg’s first multiplex cinema and until today is a great place to enjoy blockbuster movies, mainly in original version with subtitles.
Buy your ticket for around 9,80 € either online, via the local ticket vending machine or at the ticket booth. Screens are huge and seats are very comfortable. Self-service kiosk area for Coke, nachos, ice-cream popcorn is convenient and usually without long waiting time.
The best about Kinepolis is the perfect view from each seat. In the restaurants on ground floor you will find French, American, Thai, Mexican or International food, drinks, salads and sandwiches.
On Sundays parking is quite easy and free of charge in one of the nearby streets, or for 3,00 € at Auchan car park.
Or why not taking the tram? The next station is „Luxexpo“ just outside the building.
Location: Kinepolis, Luxembourg-Kirchberg.
5) Go to a concert at Rockhal
Check out the internet for Sunday concerts at „Rockhal“. This concert hall in the south of Luxembourg opened in 2005 and is well known for regional international concerts, musicals, and dance performances.
You can find it between the shiny state of the art mall „Belval Shopping“ and rusty relicts from a 1997 finally closed, huge and well known steel mill in it’s last years managed under „Arbed“ and later „Arcelor“.
An impressive areal which still is in the course of time. Have a short walk around before you attend the spectacle at Rockhal.
Location: Rockhal, Esch-sur-Alzette, Belval.
Convinced to leave the house?
Perfect! Oh, and of course you can also combine all and everything from the list above on one and the same day :-). Feel free to share your experiences, ideas or any further suggestions. Am more than happy reading from you. For more ideas also checkout my travel blog.
But now enjoy your Sunday and Discover Luxembourg!
- Luxembourg Philharmonie: Schernhorst