Luxembourg Tourism - Hotel reservations and tourist attractions

A place like Luxembourg is paradigmatic for the idea of small sized destinations withLuxembourg-Ville major impact on the political, cultural, economical, technological and banking life of the world. The historic heritage of this landlocked country (in case one refers to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg) and the particular historic background of its capital (Luxembourg City) have assigned to Luxembourg the task of being the one continental borderline between the Latin and German cultures, a feature which is reflected in both demographics and cuisine, as well as in language and overall culture.

Formerly dubbed the Gibraltar of the North, this surname is extremely adequate for what might generally be indicated as description of Luxembourg: a vital link between two worlds. The fact that Luxembourg City is the only one to have been twice assigned European Cultural Capital, the fact that the Grand Duchy is one of the founding members of the United Nations, of NATO and of the European Union, of Benelux and, finally, of OECD prove that this small country has something to say politically, economically and culturally speaking.

Short History Luxembourg

The history of both Luxembourg City and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg revolves around, as to their origins, the so called Lucilinburhuc (or the Luxembourg Castle), which was acquired by Siegfried, Count of Ardennes, in 963. This was the hub around which the future city of Luxembourg took shape, a city which later became the capital of the homonymous Grand Duchy. Given its huge strategic and geographic position, Luxembourg was repeatedly coveted after by many historic dynasties and political forces, such as the Bourbons, the Habsburgs, the Hohenzollerns, not to mention the French, whereas Prussia, the Netherlands and Belgium made their attempts to gain Luxembourg for their own during the contemporary age. Nowadays, Luxembourg is a spot one can not disregard in terms of political, economical, banking and modern technical infrastructure activities.

Accommodation in Luxembourg

As far as accommodation is concerned, what is valid for Luxembourg City holds true about the entire Duchy. Thus, the more central hotels’ location is, the pricier the services they offer are. But this is no surprise, given the number of political and economical institutions and headquarters hosted here. It is acknowledged that Luxembourg has a solid infrastructure servicing the need for accommodation of business travelers in particular. However, leisure travelers should pay attention to this crucial aspect of their trip, given both the expensiveness of services and the fact that accommodation is likely to become an issue.

Luxembourgish cuisine

Given its geographical and cultural position – Luxembourg is situated on the borderline between what is Germanic and what is Latin in Europe – it is nothing but a common expectation to discover here influences received from both of these worlds. Indeed, the strongest flavors overlooking the Luxembourgish cuisine are of French and German origin, but the newer Portuguese and Italian influences have already been ascertained. Thus, advised dainty feeders will be able to tell the German heartiness of the thuringer (a local small spicy sausage), the Italian thrill of the eisleker ham (smoked raw ham) or the French daintiness in the kachkeis (cooked cheese) and the pasty.

Tourist Attractions and Objectives in Luxembourg

What is great about Luxembourg (the city and the Duchy alike) is that it is a major destination despite its size. Both the city and the country are replete with landmarks charged with historic and cultural significance. An exhaustive list could hardly be drawn, but thorough tourists should know that mobilizing all their planning skills is the best chance for them to tick off all or, more reasonably, most of the interesting objectives in Luxembourg. To start with, the fact that the city of Luxembourg proper is on the UNESCO World Heritage List is stimulating enough. However, the National Museum of History and Art and the Grand Duke Jean Museum of Modern Art (both located in the city) belong to the category of must-see landmarks. The National Museum of Military History (located in Diekirch) is also worth visiting.

Events and Festivals in Luxembourg

The annual events in Luxembourg refer to, for instance, the ING Marathon, which is hardly looked forward by locals and competitors, to the so called Trauliicht get gebrannt (boys scarring girls), the Walnut Market in Vianden, the Broom Flower Festival (in Ardennes), and to the Dancing Procession of Echternach. The eventful calendar of Luxembourg is complemented by other manifestations, such as the National Day, the Schueberfouer and the New Orleans Meets Luxembourg Festival. Locals are also very fond of the Luxembourg City Christmas Market for reasons easy to understand.

Other Destinations nearby Luxembourg

Its inherent tourist assets aside, Luxembourg is an excellent starting point for exploring the nearby destinations. Metz, for instance, is worth visiting at least by title of sampling the famed and ebullient gastronomic specialties of the place. It’s not for nothing that Francois Rabelais is said to have been inspired by the Metz cuisine when he conceived Gargantua and Pantagruel.

For a place overwhelmed by its political and historical importance, tourists should head for Strasbourg. Strasbourg is also a great destination in terms of cultural tourism, since it has inspired for centuries figures like Gutenberg, Calvin, Goethe, Pasteur and Ricoeur.

Utrecht is excellent as a source of Netherlander liveliness. Shopping, gastronomy and sightseeing are, some might rightfully say, at their best in Utrecht once in the Netherlands.

Allegedly the oldest city of Germany and formerly dubbed the Second Rome, Trier does not put forward its historic reputation exclusively. Visitors might be surprised to find out it is also the birthplace of Karl Marx, which is always interesting to explore if studied in the field of political and economic philosophy.

The Hague is, by far, the most recommendable destination in terms of what it means for a city to turn its political and legal significance into a tourist asset. But once in The Hague, one should always indulge in the most inviting offer of the national cuisine of the Netherlands.

Amsterdam is the rightful capital of the Netherlands also by force of the fact it manages to cluster the unique character of this country and to exhale it into the miscellaneous plethora of tourist objectives. Dubbed the Venice of the North, Amsterdam is a definite stop on the tourist circuit of the Netherlands.

Hotels in Luxembourg

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Victor Hugo

Victor Hugo

The Grand Hotel Victor Hugo is an elegant 4 star hotel situated in the financial district about 200 meters from Luxembourg’s city center and at 5 minutes by car from the International…

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Du Chateau

Du Chateau

The Auberge du Chateau is a charming 3 star hotel situated Vianden, directly in the heart of the Luxembourgish Ardennes. The hotel’s location on the street leading to the Vianden…

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Les Jardins du President

Les Jardins du President

The 4 star hotel Les Jardins du President is situated directly in the center of the old city of Luxembourg, an UNESCO World Heritage Site, where numerous tourist attractions such as…

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Hostellerie Du Grunewald

Hostellerie Du Grunewald

The Hostellerie du Grunewald’s is an comfortable 3 star hotel situated in the northern part of Luxembourg, a city with an important cultural and historical heritage. The places that…

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Bel Air

Bel Air

The hotel was built in 1927 and recently renovated. 39 rooms with all mod cons, 6 of which are luxury rooms with terrace for non smokers and another 8 have a private lounge. A patrons−only…

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La Sure Comte Godefroy

La Sure Comte Godefroy

The 4 star hotel Logis hotel de la Sûre is situated in the heart of a National Park, in the north-western part of Luxembourg, close to the Belgium border. The Esch-sur-Sûre town…

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Le Postillon

Le Postillon

The hotel Le Postillon is situated in Esch-sur-Sûre, a small town situated in north-western Luxembourg, in the heart of the Haute-Sûr Natural Park. Esch-sur-Sûre is a peaceful small…

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Ponte Vecchio

Ponte Vecchio

The Ponte Vecchio hotel is an elegant 4 star hotel in Luxembourg, situated in a former brewery with an impressive architecture. The hotel’s location, at the heart of the new banking…

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Residences in Luxembourg


De L Ecluse

De L Ecluse

A family hotel in a small and calm wine−growers' village, situated on the edge of the Moselle in Luxembourg. All rooms at the front have a balcony overlooking the Moselle.…

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La Diligence

La Diligence

"La diligence" is a plain simple restaurant in the midst of the natural landscape of Arsdorf. In this restaurant you will be well received by the owner himself before his wife…

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Theis

Theis

This comfortable and attractive modern hotel is situated in the lovely valley of the Upper−Sure. Sheltered from traffic and noise you can relax and find peace and quiet in the…

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Attractions in Luxembourg

Grand Duchess Josephine Charlotte Concert Hall

Pertaining to the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra, Grand Duchess Josephine Charlotte Concert Hall is one of the main promoters of the musical scene.

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Museum of Ancient Musical Instruments

The Museum of Ancient Musical Instruments is hosted by the Conservatory of Luxembourg. It attracts chiefly a specific public, but not exclusively.

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Protestant Church

The Protestant Church of Luxembourg has represented by its foundation an extremely significant moment for the history of Protestantism in the Grand Duchy.

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Wenzel Walk

Wenzel Walk puts forward a tour of the Old City and a promenade along the Alzette River, both of these caught in an instructive and cultural circuit.

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