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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Meyer

Meyer

The hotel Meyer is situated in Beaufort, a town in eastern Luxembourg, at the German Border. The medieval town of Beaufort is a good place for tourists who want a peacefully holiday…

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Belle Vue

Belle Vue

The Belle Vue hotel is situated is situated in Vianden, a town in the north-eastern part of Luxembourg, near the German border. The main tourist attractions are the Vianden Castle…

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Delta

Delta

The Delta hotel is situated in Luxembourg City, at only 10 minutes by foot from the train station and the famous shopping venues located nearby, Avenue de la Liberté and Avenue de…

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Restaurant Victor Hugo

Restaurant Victor Hugo

The 3 star hotel Victor Hugo is situated in the center of Vianden, right under the Vianden castle and at just a few steps from the Victor Hugo Museum and the chairlift. The hotel’s…

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Du Commerce

Du Commerce

The hotel du Commerce is situated in Clervaux, in the north-eastern part of Luxembourg, along the Clerve river. The hotel is at just 5 minutes from the Clervaux Castel, the place that…

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Euro

Euro

The Euro Hotel is an elegant 4 star hotel situated on the edge of Grünewald Forest, at only 15 km from the Luxembourg-Findel International Airport. Besides the quiet area, the hotel…

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Brimer

Brimer

Situated in a calm and quiet region we propose to our dear guest some relaxing holidays. Enjoying of a peacefull country you can find our hotel between Echternach, well known for his…

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Gruber

Gruber

The Grubber hotel is situated in Steinheim in eastern Luxembourg, located in the beautiful valley of the Sure directly on the border with Germany. Situated at a stone’s throw from…

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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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Pierre Dupong

Pierre Dupong

These bright apartments provide you with an elegant base in the centre of Luxembourg City. Enjoy private accommodation and admire the view over Parc Merl from your own balcony. La…

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Hostel Heintz Des Trinitaires

Hostel Heintz Des Trinitaires

To make your stay as pleasant as possible, our hotel offers you:30 rooms with bath / shower, WC, telephone and television, a restaurant with French cuisine and Luxembourgish specialities,…

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Attractions in Luxembourg

Pétrusse Casemates

The Pétrusse Casemates are too a tourist site of special historic charge. It was no sooner than 1933 that their tourist potential was discovered.

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Pétrusse Express

Pétrusse Express refers to a tour made by means of a wheeled train which carries tourists around the Old City. A rather unique experience, indeed!

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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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Casino Luxembourg Forum of Contemporary Art

Despite its misleading name, Casino Luxembourg is an edifice dedicated to contemporary art exhibitions and to sundry cultural activities.

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