Luxembourg is one of the smallest states in Europe, sharing a border with Belgium, Germany and France. The city is known for its old hill-top fortress, unique cuisine and the world's last remaining grand duchy monarchy.
The natural fortification of this 1st century fortress boasts a series of underground casemates available to visit by the public.
This medieval town square hosts many outdoor markets, cultural performances and seasonal celebrations.
This arch bridge in the south of Luxembourg City and the nearby park is a beautiful backdrop for pictures in Luxembourg.
Located in the Rollingergrund district, this former porcelain factory is now an event space that's available to host your next party, conference or exhibition.
The gothic-style Jesuit Cathedral was completed in the 17th century and is the only cathedral in Luxembourg.
Luxembourg is without a doubt one of Europe's centers of arts and culture, and the National Museum of History and Art is at the heart of it. Situated in the Fishmarket, the building houses incredible artefacts from throughout Luxembourg's history. Visit and you'll be treated to art and archaeology that stretches back to the Roman Empire. What's more, the campus has buildings devoted just to Luxembourg's art scene, so it's a great place to get a feel for the country's creative heritage.
Dating back over 1,000 years, the Casemates du Bock are an impressive sight. The castle has dominated Luxembourg's cityscape for centuries. When you visit, be sure to travel into the casemates or tunnels which stretch out over more than 10 miles. The tunnels are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site and offer history buffs a chance to delve into the city's history. Go on a walk and you'll soon find yourself admiring a unique view of the city, as many tunnels open onto spectacular vista points.
Luxembourg is an active city, and there's no better place to get in on the fun than the Place Guillaume II. This historic square houses concerts, parades and markets throughout the year, with some feasts thrown in for good measure. When you visit, be sure to admire the church and monastery of the Franciscans, which have served as places of worship for hundreds of years. Also prominent is the statue of Grand Duke William II on his horse, which stands over the eastern half of the square.
Luxembourg's most famous modern art museum Musée d'Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean (or Mudam for short) is a new addition to the city's must-see list. Housing original works by Andy Warhol, Thomas Struth and Andreas Gursky, the galleries are a feast for the eyes. The museum's experimental focus will be a welcome compliment to the history and antiquity of much of the city's architecture and arts. It is also one of the most popular museums for local Luxembourg residents, so it offers an authentic look at Luxembourg's contemporary arts and culture.
Luxembourg is the final resting place of over 5,000 American soldiers who lost their lives during World War II. If you are interested in the war, or if you are looking for a place to contemplate the past and mortality, this is a good place to do so. The Amerikaneschen Zaldotekierfecht zu Hamm spreads out over more than 2 million square meters and includes a chapel as well as monuments to great American and Allied leaders who triumphed against German oppression during the Great War that engulfed much of the continent.
Late spring or early Fall are the best times to visit the city, with a moderate temperature and lower out-of-season tourist prices.
The Luxembourg Findel Airport is located 5km outside of the city center. Ryanair and EasyJet have flights from London to Luxembourg for around 20 euros one way.
The Central Train Station has a number of high-speed trains connecting you to nearby European countries in a matter of hours.
The N6 road leads to Belgium, the A1 motorway to Germany, and the A3 motorway to the French border.
MegaBus and GoBus offer trips from other European destinations to Luxembourg starting at 6 euros.
The Melia Luxembourg Hotel has superior modern rooms in Kirchberg, with daily rates starting at 100 euros.
Old City - This historic region is where the majority of museums, cultural events and pedestrian shopping streets are.
Bonnevoie - One of the larger districts, this area has lots of up and coming restaurants and cafes with a slightly cheaper price tag.
Kirchberg - Located in the Northeast, this quarter is the main diplomatic center and also has many exhibition spaces, shops and university buildings.
Single tickets and daily passes can be bought at bus station kiosks throughout the city, with a single fare starting at 2 euros.
Taxi tariffs start at 2.5 euros, with a standard fare of around 10 euros.
Rental vehicles can be picked up at the airport or city center location, with average prices at 50 euros a day.
Place d'Armes is the main tourist pedestrian shopping street selling souvenirs and traditional crafts. Les Rives de Clausen is one of the bigger shopping malls selling clothes, accessories and house-wear items.
Them main grocery stores in the city are Aldi, Alima and Cactus. A dozen eggs costs 3 euros.
The Restaurant Mousel's Cantine Sàrl serves the most popular regional dish of Judd mat Gaardebounen--smoked pork collar and beans. Average meal prices are 25 euros.