Mini guide to Luxembourg
Albeit a small country, Luxembourg contains a diversity of culture, language
and tradition that entices visitors from all over the world. The Grand Duchy
of Luxembourg is a constitutional monarchy with a population of slightly less
than half a million people. Luxembourg boasts an enchanting countryside, with
the vineyards of the Moselle Valley and the Ardennes in the north, a popular
destination for locals and visitors alike.
The country's capital, the city of Luxembourg, boasts an old town as well as
modern part of the city, which is made up of the various European institutions
and the banking district. The old town surrounds two squares, one of which hosts
a twice-weekly market, a haven for bargain hunters.
Although small, Luxembourg has plenty to offer the visitor exploring the country
by car. For wine lovers, the vineyards in the Moselle valley are a must. The
wine road in this region meanders through picturesque villages, with ample wine
cellars for wine tasting. For nature lovers, the Ardennes region offers a range
of outdoor activities within a breathtaking landscape. The small size of Luxembourg
also makes it easy for visitors to explore the neighbouring countries of Belgium,
France and Germany.
Luxembourg boasts a varied geography ranging from hills and valleys to cityscape.
The northern half of the country is richly forested and is home to the beautiful
Ardennes mountain region. The southern half is Luxembourg's agricultural centre,
boasting rich farmlands and vineyards. Here you will find the plains dotted
with picturesque villages and small towns with the classic whitewashed houses
in clusters. It is amazing to think that so much is packed into just 2,600 square
The people of Luxembourg have emerged from a turbulent past to create a prosperous
country. Luxembourg has played a key role in establishing institutions within
the European Union and still plays an important role in EU affairs today. Many
EU institutions are headquartered in Luxembourg and, together with the financial
industry, play a pivotal role in the country's economy.
Travelling to Luxembourg is easy. It is within easy reach of the highway network
of the Benelux countries. The main airport in the city of Luxembourg services
flights from Europe, as well as international destinations. Buses and trains
also provide alternative travel options, especially to those wanting to travel
to continental Europe via the Channel Tunnel.
Selection of hotels in this region:
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