Vacationing in Europe gives you the perfect opportunity to explore an amazing continent full of history, culture, and wonder. One of the more unusual places in Europe to visit is Luxembourg, but it’s a place that might not have made your list normally. This Western European nation is surrounded by Belgium, France, and Germany, and is one of the top capitals of the European Union. If you’re planning to visit Luxembourg, you’ll want to know about all the great things you can do while you’re here.
Firstly, you need to cast aside your aspersions of a dull, lifeless city filled with Eurocrats and not much else. Luxembourg has plenty of treasures to uncover and is well worth a visit, provided you know what you want to do before you visit. So, your next visit to Luxembourg needs to contain these things in order to make it memorable.
Check out the Old Town
Most lovely European cities have a picturesque Old Town that is literally steeped in historical and cultural significance, and Luxembourg is no different. The Old Town here is a really amazing throwback and blends wonderfully with the newer areas of the city – it’s idyllic, picturesque, and serene, and you will definitely be glad you checked it out. In fact, you could do a lot worse than making sure you’re part of a walking tour of the city. This is the best way of getting to see and experience all the amazing parts of Luxembourg and learn more about the city (and the country).
Don’t miss the amazing tunnels
The great thing about Luxembourg is that it’s small, so it’s easy to navigate, and all the attractions are in the same kind of area. Make sure you head over to the ruins of the ancient castle in the Old Town and uncover one of the great secrets of Luxembourg. Below where the 10th Century castle stood, there is 17 kilometers of tunnels carved into the rock, that was used for things like defense and storage. Known as Casemates du Bock, the tunnels were opened to the public in the 1930s, and are well worth the visit. These are one of the fabulous tourist attractions in Luxembourg, and the open ends offer a sensational view of the city, as well as the valley below.
Take a wine tour
Who doesn’t love a bit of vino?! Well, if wine is your tipple you’ll have an excellent opportunity to take a wine tour while you’re here. There are so many excellent regions, and Luxembourg produces highly respected white and rose wines. There are some cool wine museums and wineries here that you can visit, and many of them offer tastings. Try to pick up a ticket for one of these cool tours, they actually only start from around €7 – the perfect budget outing you can enjoy and experience the best that Luxembourg has to offer.
Visit ‘Little Switzerland’
There’s an area of Luxembourg known as Little Switzerland, and it’s one of the most beautiful areas of the country. You’ll be able to go walking across canyons and soaking up some of the wonderful nature on show in Luxembourg. You can walk along the banks of the river, and visit the Predigtstuhl, one of the famous rock formations here. This is a wonderful opportunity to experience some of the great beauty off Luxembourg, as well as getting out and about and being healthy.
If you’ve never been to Luxembourg before, it’s not too late to discover this small and wonderful European nation. There is actually much more to do here than you might imagine, and we’ve just listed a selection of some of the best things. Overall, this is an excellent place to visit and has plenty to offer travelers.