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Sightseeing in Luxembourg - what to see. Complete travel guide

Luxembourg ville Luxembourg is the capital of the same-named state. The city is built on a rock, and this fact gives it a unique charm. Luxembourg is internationally well-known thanks to various EU institutions and a well-developed banking network. More than a third of the population is born outside the country, and this fact explains a special atmosphere and a true international spirit of the city. You will feel this diversity primarily in a large and varied choice of food. In Luxembourg, tourists will find dozens of restaurants that are awarded with one or more Michelin stars.
Locals can seem withdrawn and unsociable to tourists. They are very sensitive to everything that concerns their families and will never let strangers into their family life. In questions … Open
Besides this, the city is rich in various places of interest despite its small size. The Bock casemates are considered the most famous tourist attraction , reminiscent of the strategic importance of the city in the past. In Luxembourg, one will easily find a number of museums dedicated to the history of the city. The Museum of History of Luxembourg is one of them. The local architecture can rarely leave visitors indifferent, and so there is nothing surprising in the fact that a large number of historic buildings in the city are added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Shopping.
Luxembourg is a good place for shopping. Here you will find all kinds of shops, starting from most fashionable shops and expensive boutiques with designer clothing to more democratic brands. A huge part of the city is a pedestrian zone, and this fact certainly makes shopping even more pleasant. Fans of exciting night life may consider the city quite a boring one, but in true there are many activities here that are great in the evening - numerous pubs, bars , trendy clubs , and even a theater and movie theaters . Such a choice of various entertainment facilities guarantees a pleasant pastime. In other words, Luxembourg is a cozy old place, where you can have a good time without spending much time on long journeys. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Luxembourg is full of interesting attractions, museums and charming parks. Grand Ducal Palace is, surely, one of major tourist sites of the city. This is a truly beautiful architectural … Open
Adolphe Bridge.
Le pont Adolphe is a famous Luxembourg arched bridge, which has been named after the Duke of Adolf Luxembourg - the national symbol of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. At the time of its opening in 1903, this was the largest stone bridge in the world. The age of Le pont Adolphe is over a hundred years, however, locals still call it "new". The Petrusse River flows under the bridge. The bridge connects Boulevard Royal in Ville Haute district to Avenue de la Liberté located in Gare quarter.
Luxembourg Hotel de Ville Bock Casemates.
Casemates du Bock is a system of underground tunnels, the first of which was built in 1644, during the reign of Spain. For centuries the casemates were growing and expanding, reaching 40 meters in depth and 23 km in length. The casemates had a defensive role. Thanks to them, later the city became known as the "Gibraltar of the North". During the Second World War the casemates served as a refuge. In 1933, the tunnels were opened to public, and in 1994 they were added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Therefore, there is nothing surprising in the fact that this Luxembourg landmark attracts visitors from all over the world.
Tourists remain the main visitors of the city’s bars and restaurants. Locals are quite indifferent to the city’s nightlife entertainments. There are not so many facilities and … Open
Casino Luxembourg.
Despite its name, Casino Luxembourg is not a gambling house as one may think. This is the forum of modern art. During a whole year multiple expositions are organized here. Despite their diversity, it is still possible to say that all of them are devoted to modern art. Here visitors will be able to see the most diverse trends and tendencies of the today’s art. The building itself consists of twelve white halls made in the shape of cubes, and the old ballroom. The museum regularly offers exhibitions and concerts of contemporary music.
Cathedral to the Blessed Virgin Luxembourg Cathedral.
The history of Luxembourg Cathedral dates back to the beginning of the XVII century. At that time the cathedral was the Collegiate Church of the Jesuits. Later, Jesuit church became the parish Church of St. Nicholas, and later – the Church of Saint Teresa. In 1870, Luxembourg was turned into a bishopric. Because of this the cathedral became Cathédrale Notre-Dame-de-Luxembourg. In the first half of the XX century the cathedral was expanded. A new choir and a transept appeared here among other things. The cathedral is mostly famous for its crypt, where members of noble families of the duchy are buried. You will also see a monument dedicated to Duke John the Blind nearby.
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Fort Thungen.
Fort van Thüngen is another famous attraction of Luxembourg. This is a famous protective facility located in Dräi Eechelen Park . The complex, which was built in 1732, has been rebuilt and expanded for centuries. The fortification was named in honor of Baron van Thungen, a former commandant of the fort. Currently, only a stone foundation and towers have remained from the original building. These towers are known as the "three acorns" because of their shape. The territory of the fort is the location of two museums - le Musée d'Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean and Musée de la Forteresse.
Luxembourg Cathedrale Notre-Dame The Petrusse and Alzette rivers flow across and around Luxembourg. They form a deep valley, because of which the city is located on different levels. Over the years, each of the parts of the city has formed its own character. The quarter of Grund that lies at the bottom is famous for its historical bridges and plenty of greenery. The old center located on the upper level offers fantastic views. If you like the combination of relaxation, ancient cultures, and at the same time you enjoy cities with their own unique charm, Luxembourg will never disappoint you.
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Map of all shopping areas
Shopping streets in Luxembourg
♥   Shopping area ' Groussgaass' Luxembourg, 0.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Luxembourg
♥   Castle 'Grand Ducal Palace' , 0.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Beggen Castle' , 0.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'La Fontaine Castle' , 0.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Strasbourg' , 1.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Septfontaines' Rollingergrund, 2.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Luxembourg
♥   National Park 'Hunsrück-Hochwald' , 49.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Eifel' , 52.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Regional Nature Park 'Lorraine' , 83.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Luxembourg and around
♥   Art museum 'National Museum of History and Art' Luxembourg City, 0.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Mudam' Luxembourg City, 1 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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It is noteworthy that Baumwipfelpfad tower does not harm the unique nature reserve, and also helps to keep its pristine beauty. Tourists move on the ground covered with wooden bridges and don’t trample the soil, otherwise considerable damage to the park would be caused because of the huge number of visitors. The dome tower has an amazing secret. Three huge fir trees grow right inside of it. Visitors can see the composition in all its glory while climbing up. … Read further

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Notre Dame Cathedral remains the most famous religious building. This magnificent church was built in the 17th century in a style that can be described as a mix of late gothic style and renaissance. The main symbol of the sanctuary is the statue of Maria. On the days of big religious holidays, the statue is taken out the cathedral and installed on the nearby square. Thousands of pilgrims arrive to the city on these special days, so that they can bow to the statue. Vianden, the home city of Victor Hugo, is often called the most picturesque place in Luxembourg. Tourists will find here cosy streets, parks, squares and charming restaurants. Travellers are also recommended the visit the museum dedicated to the great writer. … Open
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