Skylines and river valleys, modern glass buildings on historic foundations, and swathes of green: Luxembourg’s capital is as diverse as its residents, who hail from more than 100 nations.
Imagine a city that combines everything. International harmony with easy-going hospitality. A multicultural atmosphere and living traditions. Modern architecture among old fortress walls. Progress and UNESCO World Heritage.
Once one of Europe’s mightiest fortresses, Luxembourg’s capital is now a wonderful fusion of tradition and modernity. Wander along the Chemin de la Corniche, down the cobbled streets towards the Grund old town, though urban orchards, meeting Melusina the mermaid by the Alzette river along the way. Neumünster Abbey is worth a visit for the dramatic backdrop alone, but also has exhibitions and cultural events. Delve into the Casemates, a maze of criss-crossing underground galleries and tunnels carved into the enormous rock.
All this you can discover along the Wenzel or Vauban walks, a fantastic way to explore the city’s old quarters and fortifications, passing pretty rest stops by the river, welcoming terraces and beautiful green spaces.
Imagine a city, where everything is within easy walking distance. Just on the pedestrian streets around the Grand Ducal Palace, you can enjoy restaurants, cocktail bars, museums, independent shops and art galleries in a laid back, cosmopolitan atmosphere. Light up your senses in this city of many layers – and charms!
Images: Main Image Luxembourg City © LFT_StudioFränkWeber, Image 2 Grand-Ducal Palace © Christian Millen / LFT, Image 3 View overlooking the Grund © Gauvin Lapetoule/LFT