Top 10 Attractions In Luxembourg
Luxembourg is a small European country and is surrounded by France, Germany and Belgium. The country is mostly rural with dense Ardennes forests and nature parks in the north, rocky gorges of the Mullerthal region in the east and Moselle river valley in the south-east.
Luxembourg is a beautiful country and one just cannot leave it out of their travel to-do list. Narrowing down the top 10 attractions to see in the country was a huge task, but we were able to compile a list of places that just cannot be missed when in Luxembourg-
1. Notre Dame Cathedral
Built in the 17th century by Jesuit priests, the Notre Dame Cathedral is a sight to behold! Among its signature features is the North Gate which is baroque in style and covered in pretty stained glass dating back to 19th and 20th century. Other than the traditional structures, one can also find modern taste like the famous statue of Madonna and Jesus in miniature forms. Also famous is the crypt which contains graves of the members of the royal family of Luxembourg and is guarded by 2 lion statutes.
2. Parc Merveilleux
Sitting in the town of Bettembourg which is 6 miles away from Luxembourg City is the Parc Merveilleux. The park is also an amusement center where you can find games, arcades, playgrounds, and even a train that runs around the park. Children here can ride ponies and there is also a mini-golf course as well as eateries and outdoor concerts.
Famous among the tourists and sitting among on the windblown tablelands that back onto valleys is Berdorf. These valleys are covered in footpaths that let you take in the magnificent landscape of Luxembourg. This area is also home to 3,000 acres of forest. One can also indulge in rock climbing in the area as the hills provide the perfect opportunity.
4. Walls of Corniche
In the capital of Luxembourg, one will find the Walls of Corniche that look over the city down into a valley. The Gate of Grund is also located here which was built in 1632. Other attractions in the area include St Michael’s Church as well as the Abbey of Neumunster.
5. Old Quarter
The Old Quarter in Luxembourg City is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is surrounded by tree-lined cobbled streets as well as lush parks and gardens. One can wander around to check out scenic bridges and winding alleyways and explore the places that catch your eye at your leisure!
6. Museum of Modern Art
Luxembourg is known for being full of ancient relics but it also has some places like the Museum of Modern Art which is full of eclectic art including photographs, sculpture, textiles and even digital media! The museum is sprawled over an area of 4,500 meters and sits in the Parc Drai Eechelen which comprises of various sculptural works of art and sweeping vistas over the Old Town Area of Luxembourg.
7. Beaufort Castle
Located on a plateau in the Mullerthal region of the country, Beaufort Castle dates back to the 12th century. Locals and tourists alike stop here to enjoy the scenic views and click pictures of the castle that though in despair and not well preserved still gives a touch of the traditional architecture. The area also has woodlands and stunning rock formations to explore.
8. Echternach Benedictine Abbey
If you are in the town of Echternach, make sure to visit the Benedictine Abbey which dates back to the 17th century and also has a museum attached. Made up of 4 buildings and a central courtyard as well as a basilica which contains the crypt with the sarcophagus of St Willibord which has a huge amount of religious significance, the Abbey is a place to not miss out on!
9. Bock and the City Casements
The Bock Cliff is known for its cannons and fortifications and here you can explore Casements which is a series of underground passages. The tunnels stretch for 21 kilometers and are dug out of solid rock cliffs. They were made with the aim of hiding soldiers as well as a place to stockpile horses and equipment. Atop the tunnels and at the top of a plateau you will find ruins of a castle discovered in 1963.
10. Palais Grand Ducal
The Palais Grand-Ducal is the official residence of the Grand Duke and Royal Family of Luxembourg. It is one of the most stunning places in the country. It dates back to the 16th century and is a mixture of different styles like romantic touches, medieval and gothic designs.
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