With just over half a million inhabitants, Luxembourg may be one of the smallest countries in Europe, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t brimming with things to see and do. Whether you’re after fairytale castles, Unesco-listed ancient fortifications or a multitude of Michelin-starred restaurants, Luxembourg holidays are guaranteed to offer something a little different.
This landlocked destination may share borders and influences with neighbouring Belgium, Germany and France, but it benefits from a strong and unique cultural heritage. Luxembourg’s capital, Luxembourg City – just a 15-minute transfer from the airport – is an ideal base for any trip, offering plenty to see and do in the way of shops, museums, cinemas, bars and restaurants, while its Old Town conceals a network of historic underground caves which can still be explored today. Beyond the city centre, Luxembourg’s verdant landscapes will delight keen walkers and nature lovers – think waterfalls, lakes and rolling hills in abundance – while wellness fans will delight in the country’s thermal springs. Head to Mondorf-les-Bains, to the south of Luxembourg’s capital, to experience them for yourself. If you’re a keen restaurant-goer, Luxembourg City has more Michelin-starred restaurants per capita than any other city in the world. Crémant, Luxembourg’s equivalent of champagne, should definitely be sampled, too.
While Luxembourg’s warm summers will be a big draw for many visitors, come winter, the country transforms into a picture-perfect winter wonderland with Christmas markets and snow-covered turrets. Despite Luxembourg’s small size, there is always something to do, and never a bad time to visit.
Visit Vianden Castle
Explore ancient caves
Visit a vineyard