Top 10 things to do in Luxembourg

Luxembourg

This small Duchy once laid claims for the entire Benelux region around 600 years ago.

Luxembourg is a country.

Luxembourg (i/ˈlʌksəmbɜrɡ/), officially the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg (Luxembourgish: Groussherzogtum Lëtzebuerg, French: Grand-Duché de Luxembourg, German: Großherzogtum Luxemburg), is a landlocked country in Western Europe. It is bordered by Belgium to the west and north, Germany to the east, and France to the south. It comprises two principal regions: the Oesling in the north as part of the Ardennes massif, and the Gutland ("good country") in the south. Luxembourg had a population of 524,853 in October 2012 and has an area of 2,586 square kilometres (998 sq mi), making it one of the smallest sovereign nations in Europe.

As a representative democracy with a constitutional monarch, it is headed by a grand duke, Henri, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, and is the world's only remaining grand duchy. Luxembourg is a developed country, with an advanced economy and the world's second highest GDP (PPP) per capita (after Qatar), according to the World Bank. Its central location has historically made it of great strategic importance to numerous powers, dating back to its founding as a Roman fortress, its hosting of a vital Frankish castle during the Early Middle Ages, and its role as a bastion for the Spanish Road between 16th and 17th centuries.

Luxembourg is a member of the European Union, NATO, OECD, the United Nations, and Benelux, reflecting its political consensus in favour of economic, political, and military integration. The city of Luxembourg, which is the capital and largest city, is the seat of several institutions and agencies of the EU. On 18 October 2012, Luxembourg was elected to a temporary seat on the United Nations Security Council for the first time in its history. The country served on the Security Council from 1 January 2013 until 31 December 2014.

Reflecting its geographic position, Luxembourg's culture is a fusion of Romanic and Germanic Europe, integrating customs of each. Accordingly, Luxembourg is a trilingual country: Luxembourgish, French and German are official languages. Although a secular state, Luxembourg is predominantly Roman Catholic.

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Top 10 things to do in Luxembourg

Diekirch

Diekirch
Diekirch is a commune with city status in north-eastern Luxembourg, capital city of the canton Diekirch and the district of Diekirch. The city is situated on the banks of the ...

Urspelt

Urspelt
Urspelt is a locality in the commune of Clervaux, in northern Luxembourg. As of 2005, the village has a population of 96.Urspelt Castle has a history going back at least ...

Schengen

Schengen
Schengen may refer to:Schengen Agreement, a European treaty that provided for the removal of border controls between participating countriesSchengen Area, the group of European countries that have abolished border controls ...

Ettelbruck

Ettelbruck
Ettelbruck is a commune with city status in central Luxembourg, with a population of approximately 7,500. As of 2005, the town of Ettelbruck itself, which lies in the east of ...

Grevenmacher

Grevenmacher
Grevenmacher is a commune with city status in eastern Luxembourg, near the border with Germany. It is the capital of the canton and the district of Grevenmacher. The city is ...

Asselborn

Asselborn
Asselborn is a small town in the commune of Wincrange, in northern Luxembourg. As of 2005, the town has a population of 387.Asselborn was a commune in the canton of ...

Canach

Canach
Canach is a small town in the commune of Lenningen, in south-eastern Luxembourg. Canach lies in the far north of the canton of Remich, and is located approximately 16 km from ...

Luxembourg

Luxembourg
Luxembourg , officially the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg , is a landlocked country in Western Europe. It is bordered by Belgium to the west and north, Germany to the east, ...

Wiltz

Wiltz
Wiltz is a commune with city status in north-western Luxembourg, capital of the canton Wiltz. Wiltz is situated on the banks of the river Wiltz. It was also a battleground ...

Munshausen

Munshausen
Munshausen is a commune and village in northern Luxembourg, in the canton of Clervaux.As of 2007, the village of Munshausen, which lies in the centre of the commune, has a ...

Berdorf

Berdorf
Berdorf is a commune and small town in eastern Luxembourg. It is part of the canton of Echternach, which is part of the district of Grevenmacher. Berdorf is known for ...

Pétange

Pétange
Pétange is a commune and town in south-western Luxembourg. It is part of the canton of Esch-sur-Alzette, which is part of the district of Luxembourg. Pétange lies on the borders ...

Wallendorf-Pont

Wallendorf-Pont
Wallendorf-Pont is a village in the commune of Reisdorf, in eastern Luxembourg. As of 2001, the town has a population of 83.It is located on the Sauer river, on the ...

Dudelange

Dudelange
Dudelange is a commune with city status in southern Luxembourg. It is the fourth-most populous commune, with 19,734 inhabitants. Dudelange is situated close to the border to France.As of 2015, ...

Bech-Kleinmacher

Bech-Kleinmacher
Bech-Kleinmacher is a small village in the commune of Schengen, in south-eastern Luxembourg. As of 2005, the village has a population of 536.The celebrated Luxembourg artist Nico Klopp was born ...

Bourscheid

Bourscheid
Bourscheid may refer to the following places:Bourscheid, LuxembourgBourscheid, Moselle, commune in the Moselle department in Lorraine in northeastern France ...

Ehnen

Ehnen
Ehnen is a small town in the commune of Wormeldange, in south-eastern Luxembourg. As of 2005, the town has a population of 504.Ehnen is home to Luxembourg's Moselle Wine Museum ...

Larochette

Larochette
Larochette is a commune and town in central Luxembourg, in the canton of Mersch. It is situated on the White Ernz river. The town is dominated by the partly ruined ...

Bourscheid, Luxembourg

Bourscheid, Luxembourg
Bourscheid is a commune and small town in north-eastern Luxembourg. It is part of the canton of Diekirch, which is part of the district of Diekirch.As of 2005, the town ...

Differdange

Differdange
Differdange is a commune with city status in south-western Luxembourg. Differdange is an industrial city that was home to much of Luxembourg's steel production, and lies near the borders with ...

Bettembourg

Bettembourg
Bettembourg is a commune and town in southern Luxembourg. It is part of the canton of Esch-sur-Alzette, which is part of the district of Luxembourg.As of 2005, the town of ...

Kayl

Kayl
Kayl is a commune and town in south-western Luxembourg. It is part of the canton of Esch-sur-Alzette, which is part of the district of Luxembourg.As of 2001, the town of ...

Mertert

Mertert
Mertert is a commune and town in eastern Luxembourg, on the border with Germany. It is part of the canton of Grevenmacher, which is part of the district of Grevenmacher. ...

Bock

Bock
Bock is a strong lager of German origin. Several substyles exist, including maibock , a paler, more hopped version generally made for consumption at spring festivals; doppelbock , a stronger ...

Bascharage

Bascharage
Bascharage is a town and a former commune in south-western Luxembourg.HistoryBascharage with the other towns like Linger, Hautcharage and Pétange were owned by the "Hoheit Kerschen". The ...

Grand Ducal Palace, Luxembourg

Grand Ducal Palace, Luxembourg
The Grand Ducal Palace is a palace in Luxembourg City, in southern Luxembourg. It is the official residence of the Grand Duke of Luxembourg, and where he performs most of ...

Rumelange

Rumelange
Rumelange is a commune with city status in south-western Luxembourg, on the border with France. As of the February 1, 2011 census, the commune had a population of 5,038.As of ...

Notre-Dame Cathedral, Luxembourg

Notre-Dame Cathedral, Luxembourg
Notre-Dame Cathedral is the Roman Catholic Cathedral of Luxembourg City, in southern Luxembourg. It was originally a Jesuit church, and its cornerstone was laid in 1613. It is the only ...

Stadtbredimus

Stadtbredimus
Stadtbredimus is a commune and small town in south-eastern Luxembourg. It is part of the canton of Remich, which is part of the district of Grevenmacher.As of 2005, the town ...

National Museum of History and Art

National Museum of History and Art
The National Museum of History and Art , abbreviated to MNHA, is a museum located in Luxembourg City, in southern Luxembourg. It is dedicated to displaying artworks and artefacts from ...

Mersch

Mersch
Mersch is a commune and town in central Luxembourg, capital of the canton of Mersch. It is situated at the confluence of the rivers Alzette, Mamer and Eisch.As of 2001, ...

Pétrusse

Pétrusse
The Pétrusse is a river flowing through Luxembourg, joining the Alzette at Luxembourg City. It flows through the town of Hollerich. ...

Frisange

Frisange
Frisange is a commune and town in southern Luxembourg. It is part of the canton of Esch-sur-Alzette, which is part of the district of Luxembourg.As of 2005, the town of ...

Luxembourg City History Museum

Luxembourg City History Museum
The Luxembourg City History Museum, French: Musée d'histoire de la Ville de Luxembourg, illustrates the thousand-year history of the City of Luxembourg with both permanent and temporary exhibits. Founded on ...

Senningerberg

Senningerberg
Senningerberg is a town in the commune of Niederanven, in central Luxembourg. As of 2005, the town has a population of 1,536. ...

Gëlle Fra

Gëlle Fra
The Monument of Remembrance , usually known by the nickname of the Gëlle Fra , is a war memorial in Luxembourg City, in southern Luxembourg. It is dedicated to the ...

Vallée de l'Ernz

Vallée de l'Ernz
Vallée de l'Ernz is a commune in northern Luxembourg, in the canton of Diekirch. The commune of Vallée de l'Ernz was formed on 1 January 2012 from the former communes ...

Neumünster Abbey

Neumünster Abbey
Neumünster Abbey is a public meeting place and cultural centre, located in the Grund district of Luxembourg City in southern Luxembourg. After the original Benedictine Abbey on the Altmünster Plateau ...

Bertrange

Bertrange
Bertrange is a commune and town in south-western Luxembourg. It is located 6.5 km west of Luxembourg City.As of 2006, the town of Bertrange, which lies in the north-east of the ...

Mudam

Mudam
The Grand Duke Jean Museum of Modern Art , abbreviated to Mudam, is a museum of modern art in Luxembourg City, in southern Luxembourg. The museum stands on the site ...

Troisvierges

Troisvierges
Troisvierges is a commune and town in northern Luxembourg, in the canton of Clervaux. The two highest hills in Luxembourg, the Kneiff and Buurgplaatz , are located in the commune.As ...

Fort Thüngen

Fort Thüngen
Fort Thüngen is a historic fortification in Luxembourg City, in southern Luxembourg. It is sited in Dräi Eechelen Park, in the Kirchberg quarter, in the north-east of the city. It ...

Wormeldange

Wormeldange
Wormeldange is a commune and small town in eastern Luxembourg. It is part of the canton of Grevenmacher, which is part of the district of Grevenmacher.As of 2005, the town ...

Place d'Armes

Place d'Armes
Place d'Armes is a square in Old Montreal quarter of Montreal, in Quebec, Canada. In the centre, there is a monument in memory of Paul de Chomedey, founder of Montreal. ...

Niederkorn

Niederkorn
Niederkorn , sometimes spelled Niedercorn, is a town in the commune of Differdange, in south-western Luxembourg. As of 2005, the town has a population of 3,044.The town lies on the ...

Monument of the Millennium

Monument of the Millennium
The Monument of the Millennium is an archaeological site and reconstruction in Luxembourg City, in southern Luxembourg. The site was designated in 1963, on the millennial anniversary of the foundation ...

Consdorf

Consdorf
Consdorf is a commune and town in eastern Luxembourg. It is part of the canton of Echternach, which is part of the district of Grevenmacher.As of 2005, the town of ...

Am Tunnel

Am Tunnel
Am Tunnel is a contemporary art gallery, situated in a tunnel in Luxembourg City, in southern Luxembourg. The gallery is located in part of the underground casemates of the city's ...

Roeser

Roeser
Roeser is a commune and small town in southern Luxembourg. It is part of the canton of Esch-sur-Alzette, which is part of the district of Luxembourg. As of the February ...

Grand Duchess Charlotte Bridge

Grand Duchess Charlotte Bridge
The Grand Duchess Charlotte Bridge is a road bridge in Luxembourg City, in southern Luxembourg.It carries the N51 across the Alzette, connecting the Avenue John Fitzgerald Kennedy, in Kirchberg, to ...

Hollenfels

Hollenfels
Hollenfels is a village in the commune of Tuntange, in western Luxembourg. As of 2005, the village has a population of 238.Hollenfels is famous for the huge keep of its ...

Schifflange

Schifflange
Schifflange is a commune and town in south-western Luxembourg. It is part of the canton of Esch-sur-Alzette, which is part of the district of Luxembourg.As of 2014, the town of ...

Weiswampach

Weiswampach
Weiswampach is a commune and small town in northern Luxembourg, in the canton of Clervaux.As of 2005, the town of Weiswampach, which lies in the north of the commune, has ...

Belvaux

Belvaux
Belvaux is a town in the commune of Sanem, in south-western Luxembourg. As of 2005, the town has a population of 5,113. It is the administrative centre of Sanem commune. ...

Koerich

Koerich
Koerich is a commune and village in western Luxembourg. It is part of the canton of Capellen, which is part of the district of Luxembourg.As of 2009, the commune of ...

Rosport

Rosport
Rosport is a commune and small town in eastern Luxembourg. It is part of the canton of Echternach, which is part of the district of Grevenmacher.As of 2005, the town ...

Mamer

Mamer
Mamer is a commune and town in south-western Luxembourg. It is located 7 km west of Luxembourg City. The commune includes Mamer itself, and also the smaller communities of Capellen and ...

Strassen

Strassen
Strassen may refer to:Volker Strassen, mathematicianStrassen algorithmStrassen, Luxembourg, townStrassen, Austria, town in the district of Lienz in Tyrol ...

Hesperange

Hesperange
Hesperange is a commune and town in southern Luxembourg. It is located south-east of Luxembourg City.The total population of the commune is 13,103 persons. This breaks down into 6,442 Luxembourgers, ...

Walferdange

Walferdange
Walferdange is a commune and small town in central Luxembourg. It is located north of Luxembourg City.As of 2001, the town of Walferdange, which lies in the centre of the ...

Grand-Rue

Grand-Rue
La Grande Rue is an Appellation d'origine contrôlée and Grand Cru vineyard for red wine in the Côte de Nuits subregion of Burgundy, with Pinot Noir as the main grape ...

Bourscheid Castle

Bourscheid Castle
Bourscheid Castle is located near the village of Bourscheid in north-eastern Luxembourg. The medieval castle stands on a site with archeological evidence of structures dating back to Roman times. Standing ...

Bourglinster

Bourglinster
Bourglinster is a small town in the commune of Junglinster, in central Luxembourg. As of 2001, the town has a population of 641.The 11th century Bourglinster Castle near the centre ...

Echternach

Echternach
Echternach is a commune with city status in the canton of Echternach, which is part of the district of Grevenmacher, in eastern Luxembourg. Echternach lies near the border with Germany, ...

Luxembourg City

Luxembourg City
The city of Luxembourg , also known as Luxembourg City , is a commune with city status, and the capital of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. It stands at the ...

Moselle Valley

Moselle Valley
The Moselle valley is a region in north-eastern France, south-western Germany, and eastern Luxembourg, centred on the river valley formed by the Moselle. The Moselle runs through, and along the ...

Vianden

Vianden
Vianden is a commune with city status in the Oesling, north-eastern Luxembourg, with over 1,800 inhabitants. It is the capital of the canton of Vianden, which is part of the ...

Vianden Castle

Vianden Castle
Vianden Castle , located in Vianden in the north of Luxembourg, is one of the largest fortified castles west of the Rhine. With origins dating from the 10th century, the ...

Place Guillaume

Place Guillaume
Place Guillaume II is a town square in Luxembourg City, in southern Luxembourg. The square lies to the west of Krautmaart and to the north of Boulevard Franklin Delano Roosevelt ...

Casino Building

Casino Building
The Casino Building is a Neoclassical building in the city centre of Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. It stands in the northwestern corner of Congress Square next to the crossroad ...

Boulevard Royal

Boulevard Royal
Boulevard Royal is a street in Luxembourg City, in southern Luxembourg. The boulevard is a one-way arterial road that runs around the northern and western parts of the city centre, ...

Grund

Grund
Grund can refer to:Bad Grund, a town in Lower Saxony, GermanyBad Grund , a Samtgemeinde in Lower Saxony, GermanyGrund , a locality in the municipality of Grindelwald, Bern, SwitzerlandGrund , ...

Maison de Victor Hugo

Maison de Victor Hugo
Maison de Victor Hugo is the house where Victor Hugo lived for 16 years from 1832–1848. It is one of the 14 City of Paris' Museums that have been incorporated ...

Villa Vauban

Villa Vauban
The Villa Vauban is an art museum in Luxembourg City. Recently renovated and extended, it exhibits 18th- and 19th-century paintings acquired from private collections.BackgroundBuilt in 1873 as ...

Basilica

Basilica
The Latin word basilica has three distinct applications in modern English. The word was originally used to describe an open, Roman, public court building, usually located adjacent to the forum ...

Château de Beaufort

Château de Beaufort
The Château de Beaufort is a ruined castle located along the upper reaches of the Loire River in France. It is near the village of Goudet in the département of ...

Lac de la Haute Sûre

Lac de la Haute Sûre
Lac de la Haute-Sûre , is a commune in north-western Luxembourg. It is part of the canton of Wiltz, which is part of the district of Diekirch. The commune is ...

Larochette Castle

Larochette Castle
Larochette Castle stands high above the town of Larochette in central Luxembourg. Dating from the 11th century, the castle was destroyed by fire at the end of the 16th century. ...

Musée Municipal

Musée Municipal
The Musée Municipal d'Art Contemporain de Cocody is a museum located in Ivory Coast. ...

Musée de la Résistance

Musée de la Résistance
The Citadel of Besançon in Franche-Comté, France, is one of the finest masterpieces of military architecture designed by Sébastien Le Prestre de Vauban. The Citadel occupies eleven hectares on Mount ...

Musée du Vin

Musée du Vin
The Musée du Vin is a cultural venue in the 16th arrondissement located at 5, square Charles Dickens, Paris, France next to the Trocadéro and the Eiffel Tower. The nearest ...