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The old city and the fortress of Luxembourg © Luxembourg for Tourism

Set in natural and green surroundings, Luxembourg City , the capital of the Grand Duchy has been marked by centuries of history and shaped by tradition and modernity.

The old city of the capital and its fortress around the Grand Ducal Palace have been on the  UNESCO World Heritage list  since 1994. The historical, medieval, classical and contemporary styles come together like nowhere else. The remains of the centuries-old fortifications are among the many tourist attractions in Europe, called the Casemates with 17 km of underground tunnels. The Corniche offers panoramic views of the historic sites and the surrounding valleys of this unique city, which is often referred to as the “Gibraltar of the North”. On Kirchberg you will find the Museum of Modern Art (MUDAM) , which was designed by the Chinese-American architect Ieoh Ming Pei and the “Drai Eechelen” Museum, which is housed in the Fortress and illustrates the millenary history of the city and the country.

But there is more to visit outside the capital. With their majestic landscapes that alternate between scenic highlands and winding valleys, the  Éislek region (Luxembourg Ardennes)  offers an exceptional natural experience. A large number of cycling and hiking trails enable enthusiastic visitors to walk through the forests and picturesque villages. The North of Luxembourg is home to some of the best maintained medieval castles in the region. You should visit the picturesque Castle-Palace of Vianden , which was built between the 11th and 14th centuries on the foundations of a Roman castle. It bears the Hohenstaufen characteristics and is one of the largest and finest feudal residences of the Roman and Gothic eras in Europe. At the impressive Castle of Clervaux , you can visit the final integral version of the photographic exhibition “The Family of Man”  by Luxembourg born Edward Steichen, which was exhibited in over 150 museums and seen by more than 9 million people worldwide before being permanently installed in the Castle in 1994. The exhibition was inscribed in the UNESCO Memory of the World Register in 2003 in recognition of its historic value.  

Vianden

Vianden Castle in the Ardennes © Luxembourg for Tourism 

It is also in the North of Luxembourg that you will find the two largest nature reserves in the country: the “Naturpark Our”  and the “Naturpark Öewersauer” . In addition to their function of protecting natural resources, the Ardennes parks are host to some of the most delicious local products in the Grand Duchy. Such delicacies include herbs, oils, teas and cereals "Vum Séi" or products from the microbreweries "Brasserie Ourdaller" and "Den Heischter." Perfect as a little gift basket or for a picnic in the surrounding forests.

Another recommendation is to visit the capital of the Mullerthal  region, Echternach, which is the oldest city in Luxembourg. The famous hopping procession of Echternach , held every year on Whit Tuesday, was registered as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2010. It is the last remaining traditional Roman Catholic dancing procession in Europe that honours Saint Willibrord, who established the Abbey of Echternach in the 7th Century.  

The Land of the Red Rocks is a region of Luxembourg located in the south of the country. It owes its name to the red ore that was behind the success of the steel industry in Luxembourg, back in the industrial era. Today, the former mining area of the Land of the Red Rocks, also referred to as “Terres Rouges” , has established a new identity through combining ancient and new technologies.

Moselle

Panoramic view of the Moselle Valley © SIP / Marc Schoentgen

The valley of the Moselle  in Luxembourg is famous for its steep hills and vineyards. It is the birthplace of Luxembourg wines, mostly white varieties such as Riesling, Auxerrois and Pinot Gris. The hinterland of the Moselle is home to large plantations of fruit trees for the production of fresh juices, liqueurs and schnapps. Themed hikes, such as the wine route, are fully dedicated to the discovery of this region.

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For more information, please visit: 

Visit Luxembourg - The Official Travel Guide for Luxembourg

The Luxembourg City Tourist Office  

Luxembourg for Tourism

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