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Luxembourg is one country which has far outgrown its borders in terms of fabulous attractions and mysterious allure. Steeped in a grand fairy-tale history, adorned with fabulous castles and ancient forests, and brimming with old-world heritage, it’s quite incredible to think that the majestic nation of Luxembourg measures a tiny 82 kilometres long and 57 kilometres wide.
Only three districts make up Luxembourg; Diekirch, Grevenmacher and Luxembourg, all of which feature craggy terrain, rolling hills and thick forests. The Ardennes Mountains dominate the north, and three rivers: the Moselle, the Sauer and the Our, crisscross the petite country beautifully.
Luxembourg started off as a Roman fortress and Frankish count’s castle in the Early Middle Ages and then gradually expanded over the subsequent years. Luxembourg was a significant stronghold when Spain was the main European power in the 16th century and even though Luxembourg’s territory has reduced since then, its independence has steadily grown. Luxembourg may have been occupied by Germany during both world wars, but it has regained its independence and quickly become one of the planet’s richest countries. Due to its excellent transport links with Rhineland and Paris, Luxembourg has a thriving economy with the highest Gross Domestic Product per capita in the world, so you can expect the finest amenities on your visit.
Discover quaint tradition and famously friendly people as you take in the stunning rural landscapes - such as the breathtaking gorge of the Rivers Alzette and Petrusse - before exploring the metropolis of contrasts that is Luxembourg City. With such historic sites as the Grand Ducal Palace (the official residence of the Grand Duke of Luxembourg), the amazing Cathedral of Our Lady, General Patton’s grave, the charming Town Hall and Cistercian Abbey of Orval, it’s easy to mistake Luxembourg for a stunning yet sleepy hub for history buffs alone.
However, there’s good reason why Luxembourg was named European Capital of Culture in 2007. Surrounded by beautiful scenery, the city also boasts ultra-modern museums such as Am Tunnel and the Museum of Modern Art, enticing shopping with a wealth of quirky boutiques and fine-dining that blends German and French cuisine at Michelin-starred restaurants.
As you journey through Luxembourg, you’ll be captivated by the storybook turrets peeping through the rich green forest in the countryside of this elegant destination. The enchanting landscape, history and character which shape Luxembourg is enjoyed year after year by even the most seasoned travellers, and we want to share it all with you.
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