This week’s destination is Luxembourg City, the capital of the nation of Luxembourg.
Luxembourg as a country itself is a highly underrated destination, possibly due to the fact that it isn’t as well known as its neighbors. However, that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t possess a large number of tourist attractions. In fact, the country was twice voted the European Capital of Culture.
Luxembourg City is located in the south of the country.
HOW TO GET THERE:
Because Luxembourg is a member of the Schengen Zone, traveling there from most of Europe is often as simple as just driving in. Luxembourg is also connected by train to major German and French cities nearby, such as Saarbrücken, Trier, and Metz. The city is home to Luxembourg-FIndel International Airport, one of the main cargo hubs of Europe. It offers flights to various cities in the continent and beyond. Luxembourg is served by an extensive bus system, which centers around the capital.
WHAT TO DO:
Luxembourg City itself contains an astonishing variety of attractions. Some of the most popular include the Casemates du Bock, a series of fortifications dug into the rocky cliffs at the northeast corner of the Old City; The Vallé de la Péttrusse and the Grind are great neighborhoods for taking a stroll along the Alzette River; and the Place Guillaume II in the Old Town, an excellent place to grab a bite at a café.
- Not filled with tourists, since the country is less well known than its neighbors
- Family friendly – contains attractions that appeal to children as well as adults
- Safe – Luxembourg is often rated as one of the safest countries in the world, so you would be hard pressed to encounter any crime here.
- Most people in the country speak multiple languages, including French, German, and English. This means that tourists from any country where these are the majority languages should be able to communicate in Luxembourg.
- Expensive. Luxembourg has one of the highest GDPs in the world, and the prices of everyday commodities are quite high. An afternoon meal in a café could cost upwards of 60 euros.
- Not friendly towards handicapped people. Luxembourg City has drastically changing elevations, making it difficult to navigate if one has mobility issues.