Located in western Europe, the landlocked country of Luxembourg finds France, Germany, and Belgium as its neighbors. An intertwined history with Germany has resulted in its illustrious culture. A country where modernity and tradition exist together, Luxembourg is full of museums, medieval castles, and several mountaineering and hiking trails. Its capital, Luxembourg City, is one of the official capitals of the European Union. Apart from its historical prominence, Luxembourg has garnered importance as one of the richest and smallest countries in the world.
Best time to visit Luxembourg
With a moderate climate prevailing through the year, visiting Luxembourg anytime of the year will provide you with pleasing sights. However, the months of April to October are the most visited, as the weather is at its best during this time. But if you are an economic traveler, opt for the offseason as hotel prices fall due to lesser crowd, and the country seems serene and more appealing.
How to reach Luxembourg
The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is easily accessible by various international airlines
. Luxembourg Findel Airport is the primary airport with international connectivity. Various airlines such as British Airways, Hahn Air, Lufthansa, Luxair, and Turkish Airlines operate here. From India, connecting flights are provided by British Airways
, Jet Airways, and many more.
Places to stay in Luxembourg
A wide range of hotel chains in Luxembourg City eases the problem of travelers looking for lodging. Apart from these luxurious hotels, you can also opt for country-style hotels. Hotel prices are generally on the costlier side, with the cheapest hotels charging you around INR 4,200 and the high-end hotels that charge more than INR 15,000. If you are planning to indulge in activities like hiking and trekking, you can plan your stay at the numerous campsites near the Ardennes region. Also available are several youth hostels in Beaufort, Larochette, Echternach, and Hollenfels, which provide cheap lodging options.
Sightseeing in Luxembourg
The secret to Luxembourg’s vibrancy lies in its extensive diversity. Considerably a small country, Luxembourg is full of attractive locations. Beautiful castles and picturesque countryside make for pleasant sightseeing in this popular tourist destination. Begin your travel plans from the notable Old Quarter in Luxembourg City. This UNESCO World Heritage Site was an impregnable fortress in the past. The National Museum of History and Art is another marvel in the capital city. Major emphasis is laid on the Gallo-Roman period. This museum illustrates the social, religious, intellectual, and artistic life of the Luxembourgers during the last five centuries. Other notable landmarks in the city include Bock Casements, Walls of the Corniche, and Place Guillaume II.
Once you are done with Luxembourg City, move to Echternach and explore the Benedictine Abbey, that dates back to the seventh century. After exploring the plains of Luxembourg, head to Ardennes for the hills, plateaus, cliffs, and valleys. You can also visit the Battle of the Bulge Museum in Wiltz.
Before finishing your trip to Luxembourg, do visit the Bourscheid Castle, Mondorf-les-Bains near river Moselle, Upper Sure Natural Park, Esch-sur-Sure, Walferdange Castle, Berdorf, Larochette, Vianden, Beaufort Castle, and Parc Merveilleux in Bettembourg.
Shopping in Luxembourg
Luxembourg is small, but it is full of shopping malls, fashion boutiques, and perfumeries. Shopping in Luxembourg will provide you with the best of souvenirs. The first choice should be the flavorsome local chocolates. Locally known as Knippecher, they are a must-buy here. Other specialties to take back home include fruity wines, decorative candles, and bird whistles.
Eating out in Luxembourg
Luxembourg’s food habits are representative of their farming habits. The authenticity of Luxembourgish dishes will leave you with a satisfied appetite and a delighted palate. With a strong French, German, and Iberian influence, some of the major Luxembourgish dishes that are a must-try include Bouneschlupp, F’rell Am Reisleck, Friture de la Moselle, Gromperekichelcher, Huesenziwwi, and Judd mat gaardebounen.
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