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.
22 - 23 June National Day (Nationalfeierdag)
Celebrations for Gran Duke's birthday cannot be described if you never participated: the huge party starts in town on the eve of the birthday. Massive fireworks, accompanied by national songs, welcome the Duke's guests: you can admire them from the Corniche, the best view spot of the old town. After the fireworks, the city is transformed in a vibrant after-party: food, drinks, music and people in every corner and in every streets until dawn.
If you were not late the night before, you can still enjoy the parade on the 23rd morning : the Gran Duke and his family will be present to all the official events and will later thank the folks from the balcony of the Palais.
The ING night marathon happens in Luxembourg city on 28 May. Even if you're not running, there will be bands, games and drinks happening across the city. For more information visit http://www.ing-night-marathon.lu/en/.
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).
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.
Hikers rejoice! The Mullerthal trail season kicks off from Medernach on 10 April at 9am. The area's lovely so even if you're not hiking, there's plenty to do. For more information visit http://www.mullerthal-trail.lu/.