Soak in the bounty of nature and surround yourself with vast expanses of green farmland, breathtaking waterfalls and glimpses of medieval history by discovering Luxembourg. Located in Western Europe, nestled between France, Germany and Belgium, this little country offers the perfect combination of nature, culture and history for a memorable vacation. Explore and enrich your life with the varied experiences Luxembourg offers in each of its beautiful destinations which are spread across the country.
For the nature lovers, Mullerthal located in the North Eastern Region of Luxembourg would be an ideal choice to indulge in outdoor activities like hiking and trekking. Aptly called 'Little Switzerland', this low lying terrain has a plethora of dense forests and beautiful brooks.
In the midst of this region is the breathtaking view of Schiessentempel, a bridge made of stone which one can use to cross a waterfall with cascades. Rock formations which are unique and spectacular can be seen throughout the region. Rare fauna and flora lining the paths make the trek or hike very memorable. Berdorg in Mullerthal is very well known in Luxembourg for rock climbing.
Another such region which offers scenic beauty is the Ardennes region in Luxembourg. Green landscapes without a trace of pollution constitute this beautiful land. The Ardennes's of Luxembourg is famous for its pristine natural parks of Haute Sûre and Our. The lush green ambience rejuvenates your being. Indulge in unique experiences such a visiting Lake Upper Sûre in a boat powered with Solar Energy or paddling canoes.
A guide accompanies you on these boat rides and explains the vegetation and the mystical stories behind the beauty of the scenic Luxembourg. Ardennes in Luxembourg also offers historical importance as it witnessed Battles of Ardennes in World War I, Battles of Bulge and France during the World War II.
Giving a glimpse of Luxembourg's cultural and historical importance is the Grand Ducal Palace located in its capital, Luxembourg City. The Grand Duke or the Head of State lives in the palace along with the Grand Duchess and his staff in waiting. The broadcast of Grand Duke's Christmas message from Grand Ducal Palace is a much awaited event during Christmas.
The other attraction that the Grand Ducal Palace offers is the change of guard which has been a tradition carried out by the Military of Luxembourg since 1966. The Palace is an architectural marvel and reflects the European eye for detail. The Grand Ducal Palace displays elegance and exquisite spectacular views which can only be cherished.
The presence of various castles in Luxembourg provides great food for thought for history and culture lovers. Vianden located in the North East of Luxembourg is one of the most beautiful ones. Built between the 13th and 14th centuries, this magnificent castle still continues to attract tourists because of its breathtaking view overlooking a town.
The National Museum of National History, Museum of History and Art, and the Museum of City of Luxembourg provide great insights into the culture and history of the country. Trips to these museums are quite enjoyable and informative to the whole family. Another place of historical importance is the tiny village of Schengen where the Schengen Agreement was signed.
The Casemates (underground tunnels) Luxembourg Ville in Luxembourg makes for interesting viewing. The open air tourist train through the Petrusse Valley is another good option to soak in the culture of Luxembourg.
For the wine connoisseurs and gourmet lovers, Luxembourg is a gem waiting to be discovered. Sail across River Moselle in the south East on Boat Cruises which pass thorough the important wine producing regions of Luxembourg. Indulge in wine tasting and soak in the different European local wines. The little towns of Diekrich and Wiltz in Luxembourg are filled with breweries which allow tourists to take a tour and sample their produce.
Indulge in your gastronomical fantasies and find an interesting blend of people at The Place d'Armes, a famous square in Luxembourg. Various cafés and restaurants dominate this area. The Grund near the River Alzette is another such area which has a number of restaurants with great food and amazing views.
Luxembourg also caters to visitors with a fetish for shopping and Cinema. The Plateau du Kirchberg houses Luxembourg's cinema complex. Several shopping malls line this area. Merchandise ranging from apparel to food is available in this busy financial center.
Nightlife in Luxembourg is very promising with several pubs and discos filled with young crowd. Miami Beach and Disco Garden are quite famous in Luxembourg City. Casinos and cabarets are also quite popular in Luxembourg offering the best cuisine and wines. Concerts are held all over Luxembourg through out the year. Theatre is another option for entertainment; however most of the plays are in French.
The currency used in Luxembourg is the Euro. Ensure that you have enough foreign currency to indulge and pamper yourself. International credit cards are also widely accepted everywhere. Accommodation is not cumbersome if you plan your trip in advance. Luxembourg is home to some of the best hotels and resorts in the world.
It is relatively safer than its European counterparts. It is well connected to the outer world and within through road, air and train. Much of the population can speak English so tourists do not have a problem with communication.