Luxembourg is proof that bigger doesn’t always mean better. This small, but perfectly formed, country packs in plenty of fun, feasts and forests in less than 1,650 square kilometres. With more Michelin stars per head than any other country in Europe and a burgeoning wine culture, foodies flock to the capital to enjoy a break in the city’s streets. There’s no better place for a stylish night out. Party animals can enjoy free entry to clubs and bars before taking advantage of the Nightrider - a new way to get clubbers safely home that costs considerably less than a taxi. Away from the cosmopolitan streets of Luxembourg city, the country has a fairy-tale landscape full of woodland, clifftop castles and meandering valleys to explore. Despite being a landlocked country, there are also plenty of chances to enjoy some action on the water. Dams and rivers set the stage for canoeing, fishing, kayaking, water sports and boat trips.
The adventures aren’t restricted to the expansive wilderness, Luxembourg’s city hides an underground network of tunnels to discover and museums tell the tales of the county’s past.
Sun-kissed summers allow visitors to enjoy Luxembourg’s diverse range of attractions. Chilly winters bring snow, skiing and magical, fairy-lit Christmas markets. Whatever the season, Luxembourg has something for every visitor to enjoy. Whether you’re delving into the varied scenes on the capital’s chic and urban streets or heading into Luxembourg’s wooded hills to find wildlife, quaint villages and welcoming taverns, we’re certain this pint-sized piece of Europe will knock your socks off.
This tiny village high in the mountains is an ideal base for exploring the surrounding sites. Close to the Upper Sûre Natural Park, Esch-sur-Sûre allows you to visit the Upper Sûre dam. Home to countless wildlife species, the dam is also a hotspot for water sports, walking and boat trips across the expanse of water.Luxembourg
The country’s capital, also called Luxembourg, is a must see on a visit here. Set among valleys, highlands and plateaus, it’s unique and stunning. Endless sights are on offer in the city’s different quarters. Ville Haute is the medieval town, Kirchberg is home to the modern quarter, and Ville Basse is based in the depths of the impressive gorges. For a different view of Luxembourg, we recommend Casemates Bock. An 18th century underground network of tunnels leading to a spectacular fort.The Luxembourg Ardennes
For a change of scene from the cosmopolitan streets of Luxembourg city, head to the Luxembourg Ardennes. A rolling landscape of steep cliffs, low valleys and acres of forestland rack up some impressive views. With attractions including museums, fortresses, open air theatres, quaint villages and abbeys to explore, the Luxembourg Ardennes is a pretty part of the country you won’t want to miss.
Exploring LuxembourgVisit the old town
Luxembourg’s old town is a delightful place to lose a few hours. Cobbled streets, ancient buildings and quirky, winding paths spark the imagination. Immersing yourself in this part of the city is the best way to explore - even better if you ditch the maps and smart phone and just see where the maze of streets take you. The best surprises come when you don’t know what you’re looking for.Majestic museums
Luxembourg’s National Museum of History and Art is housed a spectacular new building that’s as impressive on the outside as the exhibits inside. Charting important art, archaeology, tools, coins, and documents from the city’s past, it’s a fascinating collection of historic artefacts. Don’t miss Am Tunnel - a contemporary art gallery for a modern alternative on your cultural tour of the city.Beaufort Castle
Inquisitive minds young and old will be sparked on a trip to this imposing castle. Built in the 12th century, many of the castle’s rooms are in a state of disrepair but this adds to the intrigue. Wander through the castle, peer through the windows and imagine life in this grand building centuries ago. With commanding views of the surrounding landscape, it’s a great way to see the best of the Mullerthal region.Hike, climb or bike
Explore 3,000 acres of lush green woodland in Berdorf. An adventure playground in the wilderness, this area includes wide chasms and valleys to negotiate. Popular with rock climbers, hikers and adventure sports fans looking for adrenaline fuelled fun in the countryside.
You’ll find many international flavours on a Luxembourg menu. Partly influenced by occupying countries over time and the influx of visitors. Increasingly, ancient recipes are being revived by modern restaurants looking to bring Luxembourg’s old cuisine back into favour. Look out for tasty authentic dishes such as Bouneschlupp - a green bean soup, or Friture. Similar to whitebait, Friture are small fried fish caught in Luxembourg’s river.Luxembourg restaurants
Boasting a wealth of Michelin star restaurants, first-class food in chic restaurants dominate the city scene. Out in the countryside you’ll find rustic, warm and welcoming taverns. Inns tucked away in the mountains are a great place to sample authentic dishes. Foodies looking for great wines will want to head to Moselle for the best local specialities and vintage vino.
Luxembourg holidays can be enjoyed by every type of holidaymaker. From nature lovers to party-loving city dwellers. With trips to Luxembourg city and Esch-sur-Sûre as well as dense woodlands, welcoming taverns, excellent museums, Michelin star restaurants, and the fairy-tale castles, this is a diverse and delightful country to visit at any time of year.
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