A small country in western Europe for a duke-like holiday.
Grand Dukedom of Luxembourg extends over 2586 square kilometers in western Europe, which puts her on the list of smaller countries in Europe, and the world. It borders with France in the south, Germany in the east, and Belgium in the west and north.
In geographical terms it is divided into the northern mountainous and forest region, and the southern lowland area with fertile plains, in which most of the population gathers.
Around 450 thousand people live in the country, of which Luxembourgers and Portuguese are the most numerous. Life standard is extremely high, income is stable, and economy is developed.
Capitol city – Luxembourg – is located between the rivers Alzette and Petrusse in teh south of the country, and it represents an important intersection of traffic routes. Several institutions of the European Union are located here – the European Court of Justice, Court of Auditors, and the European Investment Bank.
Luxembourgs cuisine strongly resembles the German cuisine, as well as dishes of Central Europe. The basic food is pork, which is combined with vegetables – mostly potatoes. French and Italian cuisine are extremely popular here – so don’t be surprised if you find national dishes of these countries in elite restaurants. Luxembourg is produ of its numerous wine-growing areas, so wine is often drunk, along with the Luxembourg version of moonshine (sljivovica).
5 unforgettable tourist attractions in Luxembourg:
Explore Luxembourg and its stunning renaissance buildings. Be sure to take a look at the Neumunsters abbey, Cathedral of Our Lady, the city’s casemates under UNESCO protection, and the Golden Lady – a monument to the memory of soldiers from the First World War. Don’t forget to visit one of the famous city symbols –the Adolph Bridge – which extends over 153 meters.
Nature of Luxembourg
Would you like to explore the flora and fauna of this area head to the national park of the Sure river in the northewest of the country. This area is known for its amazing bird species, but also for its irresistible sceneries that will take your breath away.
Reserved for men
National Museum of Military history is a favorite tourist attraction in the city of Diekirch in the center of the country. The museum is extremely big, it spreads over several levels, and the theme is the battle in the Ardennes, which took place in the winter of 1944. Here you can see weapons, uniforms, military equipment, and documents related to this battle of the Second World War.
Tourists gladly visit the picturesque city of Clervaux in the north of the country. The one responsible? A beautiful castle of Clervaux, and the Benedictine monastery in the St. Cosmas and Damian churches, which dates back to the middle ages. Fans of castles wiill head to the city of Vianden in the northeast of the country.
Worlds enologists and sommeliers know that the leading white european wines come from the Moselle valley – which extends thorugh the northeast of France, southwest of Germany, and east of Luxembourg. Luxembourgers have developed eco-tourism here – so it is a perfect destination for an enjoyable vacation without stress.
Official language: german and french
Religion: Christianity (90%)
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Visa: not necessary
How to travel: the easiest way is to fly – main airport of Luxembourg is Findel International Airport not far from the capital
Diseases and prevention: vaccinations are not necessary
When to travel: Spring-summer
Accomodation: Hotel Sofitel and hotel Melia are excellent choices.
Restaurants: You can eat great french cuisine at restaurant Clarefontaine, good food is served in restaurant Casa Fabiana in the capital
Beware of petty thefts around the tourist centers.