The Petrusse Valley in Luxembourg city!

Now let me take you to my cinderella country and wonderful natural environment while in a historic beautiful city. As said, we have come here often and we love it; can’t wait to be back! Of course, I have written several posts on the country and all in it in my blog.

This time I like to bring out and give more credit to a very special area for us there, the Petrusse valley ,park ,and all in it!!! Hope you enjoy the brief introduction. Oh yes this is in Luxembourg city!!

Let me tell you about the nice quant river here first. The Petrusse river  rushes into the valley that bears its name. This valley, with a depth of about 50 meters, was once part of the natural defenses of the city of Luxembourg and its Luxembourg sandstone rocks were dug and mined by the various occupying military powers, particularly the French with Vauban, in order to increase the defense capabilities from the inside and the basement. The casemates, some of which are open to visitors (for about 23 km in total!), are a spectacular testimony. As part of the fortification works, a lock was also built to allow the valley to be under water to prevent any invasion from this side of the city. It is in the district of Grund, that the Pétrusse is thrown in the Alzette river . The total length of the Pétrusse is 10.5 km, and its altitude difference is 80 meters. Nice!

The city of Luxembourg is located at the confluence of two rivers, the Alzette and Pétrusse. The latter rushes into this beautiful deep and shallow valley that bears its name: the Petrusse Valley. It presents itself as a pleasant green park, where it is good to walk there after a long visit of the old city. Indeed marvelous! Accessible by the stairs or via the elevator/lift of the Holy Spirit, this valley has been arranged for the enjoyment of its inhabitants and visitors.


The green parks of Pétrusse offer very nice walks, easy and very pleasant to do both on foot and by bike. It is an ideal place for jogging, but we did walk!. In summer you will appreciate the peacefulness and the freshness of its trails. Grund side, enjoy mini golf and miniature train(petit train or Petrusse express)  for the youngest, as well as a Skate Park; Hollerich side, a public basketball court is at your disposal.


The Pétrusse Valley also serves as a setting for the famous Duck Race that takes place every year in Luxembourg, with thousands of ducks coming down the river of Pétrusse! The 19th edition of the traditional Duck Race attracted the big crowd last  May 19th 2019. For the more athletic, you can also discover it by running the DKV Urban Trail. Enjoy the outdoor fitness area and skate park.

Easily recognizable with its apple-green color, the Pétrusse Express is the tourist train that takes you on a walk to visit the City of Luxembourg, especially the Lower City. The tour lasts approximately 1 hour and tells you the historical past of the City of Luxembourg. The small tour is an ideal family outing to discover the lower part of the city without suffering from uneven hilly streets! Indeed for a first timer it is recommended. The departure every 30 minutes is at the Montée de Clausen near Casemates du Bock (a must to see too).

Some webpages to help you plan your trip here and you should are

City of Luxembourg on the casements and Petrusse

Official Petrusse Express mini train ride info

Tourist office of Luxembourg on the parks of Petrusse

There you go another fairytail story in the middle of Europe, Luxembourg, we love it. Hope you have enjoy the tour.

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all!!!

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