Learn About Luxembourg
Despite being one of the smallest countries in the world, Luxembourg is a surprising and fascinating tourist destination, a land filled with medieval castles and palaces, with interesting monuments and exceptional natural landscapes.
Its small size is an invitation to explore the whole country and discover all of its charm. While many people only associate Luxembourg with luxury and a high standard of living, it can also make for a great travel destination, starting with its capital, the city of Luxembourg, but also several other superb attractions.
Travelers usually head towards the biggest and most popular destinations, following millions of others who visit the same places year after year. Most of them are unaware that there are also some magnificent, but less known destinations just waiting to be discovered.
The best way to get to know the city of Luxembourg is to first take a walk in its medieval Old Town, also known as the High City, literally located on a higher plateau. Then go on to explore the Low City, where there's a magnificent river gorge of exceptional beauty. The city of Luxembourg houses many industries as well as official buildings and headquarters of the European Union. The most interesting and popular tourist attractions of the city include the Cathedral of Notre Dame, the Grand Ducal Palace, the imposing fortifications and the pedestrian streets of the High City, the Neumunster Abbey, the Chemin de la Corniche, the Place d'Armes, and the Bock Casemates which are some fascinating underground fortifications.
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Apart from the capital, there other cities like Echternach with its impressive Basilica left to explore. But the true charm of Luxembourg comes from exploring its countryside, filled with picturesque villages and a beautifully preserved historical heritage. The north of the country is home to the Ardennes and its magical scenic landscapes, including the national park of Esch-sur-Sûre . The imposing castles of Vianden or Bourscheid also draw travelers towards the highlands of northern Luxembourg.
The east of the country, or Mullerthal, is also known as Little Switzerland due to its mountain formations and great outdoor escapes - there are many trails and hiking opportunities. There are many other places to discover and things to experience in Luxembourg, including the land of Roeser in the south, the delicious cuisine or the uplifting festivals and events.