Cheap flights to Luxembourg
Luxembourg is one of Central Europe’s smaller countries and, as the saying goes, good things come in small packages. With a mixture of French, German and its own unique Luxembourgian culture and history, this country has plenty to offer visitors of all ages.
With its mix of cultures Luxembourg is a great place to explore the arts and the capital city has a wealth of museums and galleries, including the National Museum of History and Art and the Grand Duke Jean Museum of Modern Art.
During the evening Luxembourg shows its more modern face, with several Michelin-starred restaurants and a vibrant nightlife in the many welcoming pubs and bars across the city.
Foodies should follow their noses to the sumptuous food and drink shops along the Grand Rue, next to the Place D'Armes. Looking for the perfect souvenir to take home? Pick up a bottle of Crémant, Luxembourg's slightly lighter version of Champagne.
If the cold weather is getting you down, travel the 30km or so from the city to discover Mondorf Dormaine Thermale. Relax in the thermal pool, enjoy a sauna or take advantage of the spa facilities, which range from massages to exfoliating scrubs. There are also a couple of good restaurants on site.
Culture vultures should make a beeline for the city's Musee d'Art Moderne, whose astonishing building, worth a visit alone, was designed by renowned architect I M Pei, and is built within the ruined walls of Luxembourg's old fortifications (3 Park Drai Eechelen, www.mudam.lu).
A visit to the Luxembourg City History Museum is a good idea at any time to learn more about the city's past and present, but until the end of March it is also home to an exhibition celebrating the 150th anniversary of the first Geneva Convention and the centenary of the Luxembourg Red Cross (14 Rue du St Esprit, mhvl.lu).
On 11 October Luxembourg celebrates Nuit des Musées (Night of the Museums). The city-centre museums stay open from 6pm-1am and events such as dance and music performances are staged to entertain visitors. There is also a free shuttle bus between the city centre and Kirchberg. visitluxembourg.com
Soak up the relaxed, upmarket vibe on Luxembourg's main shopping street, the Grand Rue, loved for its high-end muddle of designer clothes shops and to-die-for delicatessens. Also explore the adjacent side streets: concept store Usina, (8 Avenue de la Porte Neuve, usina.lu) sells a wide range of funky homewares and gifts, making it a good place to pick up something to take home for your catsitter/plant-waterer.
Mondorf, a 20-minute drive from the city, is home to Luxembourg's only casino as well as its best spa, the Domain Thermale. Choose from an indulgent array of treatments, or while away an afternoon wafting between the sauna complex and the hot spring bath. mondorf.lu
Take a day trip and explore Luxembourg's "Little Switzerland", the Mullerthal region. As well as offering good walking and cycling trails, the area is also home to Luxembourg's oldest town, Echternach. Some of the highlights here include the 18th-century abbey and its museum, a Roman villa and a boating lake. visitluxembourg.com