5 places to visit Luxembourg

Posted January 17, 2018 by iCompare

Recently we have looked at the trending destinations for 2018 and how to save money on flights. This week we are going to focus on our local land of lush scenery and energetic bustles, Luxembourg.

Possessing a rich history, an evolving tradition and diverse arts, Luxembourg can be a melting-pot of ancient beauty and contemporary charm. In its urban capital center, Luxembourg City, many fortresses, cathedrals, and historical buildings and museums, can be viewed as you walked by their paved roads.

Let’s explore the best places to visit in Luxembourg:

1.    Echternach

Echternach is the oldest and the coziest in all of Luxembourg. The town is located near the German border and also a perfect place to chill out. If you enjoy hiking or Cycling, then you should definitely visit. There is a ceremony held every year for the last 500 years, in honor of St. Willibrord, the town’s founder. To also celebrate this ceremony, pilgrims come on Whit Tuesday for the dancing procession. Also, make sure you visit the Prehistory Museum, The Basilica, and a Roman villa.

2.    The Old Quarter, Luxembourg City

Luxembourg City historic Old Quarter is another great place to start exploring the country. The city's ancient fortifications are one of the most important of Europe's cities, and was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994. These old fortifications are now lined with charming old homes and buildings, and they’ve also given way to beautifully laid out parks and gardens. It's a great place to spend time just walking and see where you end up!

3.    National Museum of History and Art, Luxembourg City

Luxembourg National Museum of History and Art is one of the most popular museums in Europe. Some of the ancient items you can find in the museum are the MNHA collections - art objects, coins, furniture, tools, archeological finds, arms, and other essential documents that tell the history of the country. 

4.    The Bock and the City Casements, Luxembourg City

Are you looking for the entrance to the famous Casemates (a 21-kilometer passage)? Then Luxembourg's Bock cliff is where you'll find the opening. The Casements are roughly 40,000 square meters, and are said to have given shelter to thousands of fighters and equipment, horses, kitchens, workshops, and slaughterhouses during war. This location is opened as a tourist center, and it can be explored on foot.

5.    Esch-Sur-Sûre

The Esch-Sur-Sûre is on a steep hill just right above a sharp river bend. The town sits in the center of the hilly north part of the country called the Oesling. It contains a fifteenth-century watchtower and is a region dotted with farms, thick forests, pastures and meandering rivers.

Luxembourg is a beautiful country, the gradual evolution of the city over the ages has given it an element of sophistication and elegance that is truly unparalleled. Living in Luxembourg you realize that this small country rarely gets the attention or appreciation that it deserves.