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.
Visit the city on Easter Monday for the Emaischen festival. Get there early and browse the stalls selling Peckvillercher, bird whistles that look a little like ocarinas, set up in the narrow streets behind the Grand Ducal Palace. There is a party atmosphere with music, food and crowds of people.
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
The annual Schueberfouer takes over the Glacis car park from 23 August until 11 September. Families, after-work drinkers and teenagers tuck in to local specialities such as fouerfësch (fried whiting served with frites) and enjoy the views from the Ferris wheel or brave the haunted house. fouer.lu/en/Schueberfouer.html
The Musée National de la Résistance in Esch-sur-Alzette is hosting the exhibition Nelson Mandela: From Prisoner to President from 29 April until 28 September. This travelling retrospective is curated by Johannesburg's Apartheid Museum, and although the exhibition is in French, English audio guides are available (Place de la Résistance, Esch-sur-Alzette, esch.lu/culture/musee).
No trip to Luxembourg is complete without exploring the Bock and Petrusse casemates, labyrinthine defensive tunnels dating back to the 17th century. Take a trip underground and wander through narrow stone corridors, peer out of the arrow slits at the valley below and spot the Prussian cannon (Place de la Constitution).
On the first Monday in September, stalls fill the streets in the station area and the town centre as the Braderie gets underway. This day of shopping is a chance to pick up sale bargains, enjoy reductions on new-collection goods and soak up the party atmosphere. cityshopping.lu
Visit Luxembourg's modern art museum, the Mudam. The building here is open and light, showcasing the works of contemporary artists in a number of frequently changing exhibitions. Even if modern art is not for you, come to admire the architecture and the views, and to lunch in the on-site restaurant (3 Park Drai Eechelen, mudam.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
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