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Don’t dare dream of skipping this grand duchy

Luxembourg, the capital of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

Luxembourg, also known as Luxembourg city is the capital of Luxembourg. The city is located in western Europe, south of Belgium and north east of France. Luxembourg is home to more than 90,000 inhabitants for an area of approximately 50 km square, making it one of the most densely populated cities in the world. One of the best places to live in Europe, Luxembourg is an important place of business and politics. Many international institutions have their headquarters in Luxembourg, including the European Investment Fund and the European Court of Justice. Luxembourg is also a millennial fortress city, and a UNESCO World Heritage site. This heritage adds a charming and contrasting dimension to its international capital city status.

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Have a stroll in the picturesque streets of the Old Town, take a walk in the valley of the Petrusse or explore the modern sculptures and the contemporary architecture of the Kirchberg Plateau. Places of interest in Luxembourg include the Gothic Revival Cathedral of Notre Dame, the fortifications, the Grand Ducal Palace, the Gëlle Fra war memorial, the casemates, the Neumünster Abbey, the Place d’Armes, the Adolphe Bridge and the city hall. The city of Luxembourg has many museums including the National Museum of History and Art, the Luxembourg City History Museum, the new Grand Duke Jean Museum of Modern Art (Mudam) and National Museum of Natural History. Luxembourg was the European Capital of Culture twice, in 1995 and in 2007.

Delicacies in Luxembourg include: Gromperekichelcher, a spiced potato pancake with the Miel Luxembourgeois, a honey typical from Luxembourg.

Head to the longest shopping street of Luxembourg, Esch-sur-Alzette, where you will find numerous shops. Designer shops are located in the Grand Rue.


Luxembourg Tourist Office
P.O. Box 1001. L-1010 Luxembourg
Tel: +35 2 42 82 82 10

The city’s tourist office has a helpful personnel, insider information and tips as well as handy maps and brochures. The city’s tourist office also arranges tours and excursions and is a focal point for local accommodation.

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