Overview Luxembourg

Visiting Luxembourg

Luxembourg is fascinatingly mixed country – a blend of Romance and Germanic Europe where the people speak German, French and Luxembourgish and where the small country’s past remains ever-present.

Sightseeing is the name of the game here, and Luxembourg City is the center of the country’s tourist attractions. Be sure to visit the famous Casemates du Bock, an extensive series of 17th century tunnels and galleries, used to defend the city against invasions for centuries. The regal Palais Grand Ducal is a great spot for a photo op, as is the humble ruin known as Dent Cruese, the only remnant of the once grand castle built by the First Count of Luxembourg. There’s plenty of things to do in the city as well, from its excellent restaurants to the shows and concerts in... Read More
Luxembourg is fascinatingly mixed country – a blend of Romance and Germanic Europe where the people speak German, French and Luxembourgish and where the small country’s past remains ever-present.

Sightseeing is the name of the game here, and Luxembourg City is the center of the country’s tourist attractions. Be sure to visit the famous Casemates du Bock, an extensive series of 17th century tunnels and galleries, used to defend the city against invasions for centuries. The regal Palais Grand Ducal is a great spot for a photo op, as is the humble ruin known as Dent Cruese, the only remnant of the once grand castle built by the First Count of Luxembourg. There’s plenty of things to do in the city as well, from its excellent restaurants to the shows and concerts in the beautifully modern Philharmonie Luxembourg.

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Stories and Tips Luxembourg

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Some Strange Things Afoot, and a Bit of a Communication Problem

Written by kpvincent on 28 Jun, 2002

There were these cows all over the city. It was weird, because you’d be walking around and you’d turn a corner and suddenly you’d be face-to-face with the dreaded Green Cow! Or, there was the one that was divided in half by a wall and…Read More


A Vacation from our Vacation

Written by Irene on 23 Apr, 2001

As Rick Steves would say "Sometimes you need a vacation from your your vacation." So we loaded the rental with Ardennes ham sandwiches, Mosel wine and our beloved backpacks and headed south from Vianden on Highway 17 and then east at Diekirch for 10 miles to the Le…Read More


The Bridges

Written by travel2000 on 02 Nov, 2000

Admire the views from Viaduct/Passerelle crossing the gorgeous Petrusse Valley. You are so high up, you get to see the old city, the fortress, the trees (all in beautiful golden colors of autumn), the valley underneath with a little river running through. It is simply…Read More


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Other Rail Options to/from Luxembourg

Written by jemery on 10 Jul, 2001

The rail line from Luxembourg to Liege penetrates the heart of the Ardennes Forest, site of the infamous World War II Battle of the Bulge. At Ettelbruck, an intermediate station, there’s a public square and monument honoring American General George S. Patton. At Clervaux, another…Read More


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Castles

Written by Re Carroll on 17 Sep, 2000

Luxembourg City is the country's transportation hub and there are many day or 1/2 day trips via train/bus that are worth doing. My favourite was to 2 towns famous for their castles. One was Vianden & I've devoted a separate journal to it.…Read More


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Day trip to Clervaux

Written by Re Carroll on 18 Oct, 2000

A short bus or combo train/bus ride will take you to Clervaux from Vianden. As well as a 12th century castle, there is a large twin spired church and a Franciscan monastery on the hill above town. Although a bit steep, the walk to…Read More


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Remich

Written by Re Carroll on 08 Dec, 2000

This small town is right on the bank of the Moselle River, with Germany across the River. It is in the heart of wine country and is well known for sparkling and white wine production. You can visit the St. Martin Wine…Read More


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Ardennes Region

Written by Re Carroll on 08 Dec, 2000

This region, in the north of the country, is filled with lush green forests and hills. It’s pretty rural and with public transportation, I spent a fair bit of time waiting for connections. Many of the famous battles during the Battle of…Read More


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Luxembourg City

Written by Re Carroll on 08 Dec, 2000

The old town is a UNESCO heritage site, and the ruins of the castle from 963 can still be seen. The Place d'Armes is a large square that is surrounded by lots of restaurants and cafes and is a great place for people…Read More


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Vianden

Written by mahnster on 06 Feb, 2003

I rode my bicycle from Echternach to Vianden. The route is along the river and so easy to follow. You wind along the river and then through farms and apple orchards. Vianden is a beautiful town dominated by the chateau. The narrow cobblestone streets that…Read More


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