Luxembourg, dotted with hilltop castles, forests, vineyards and picturesque villages, is the perfect setting for fairy tales. This tiny European country is stashed with attractions that are poised and charming. While most of the population of the country lives in the countryside, Luxembourg has a dramatic city life concentrated primarily in Luxembourg City, the capital of the country.
Luxembourg City blessed with natural opulence is one of the most scenic cities of Europe. Walking through the cobbled streets of the Old Town, you will come across the Grand Ducal Palace. Built with ochre yellow stone, this home of the Grand Ducal family is one of the primary attractions of the city.
To encounter the history of Luxembourg, you could pay a visit to the National Museum for History and Art. The underground galleries of the museum display archaeological findings that date back to the Gallo Roman period. The Hamm Cemetery, located a few miles away from Luxembourg City, is the final resting ground of American soldiers killed in the Second World War. Another popular attraction of Luxembourg, that no visitor to the city should miss, is the fortress built over the Rock of Bock. The fortress, comprising of 15 miles long network of subterranean tunnels, which were once the workshops, shelters, kitchens and slaughterhouses of the soldiers, is a famous tourist spot of the city.
A visit to this lovely village on the banks of the Our River will bring back childhood memories of fairies and princes. A 9th century castle overlooking the surrounded forested land is a replica of the life of the nobles in the middle ages.
This scenic city stands on the bank of the Sure River. The 7th century abbey founded by St. Willibrord is a famous place of pilgrimage. If you happen to visit Echternach during Whit Tuesday, you can become part of the vibrant St Willibrord dancing pageant. Mullerthal, framed by waterfalls, forests and stunning sandstone rocks is a popular hiking spot of the region.
This is the wine growing center of Luxembourg. You could visit the old town of Grevenmacher, visit the butterfly garden, explore the surrounding vineyards and sample the exquisite sparkling wines.