Luxembourg City Breaks
The national capital of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, Luxembourg City is built around two spectacular gorges. The city's historic centre is a UNESCO World Heritage site, packed with elegant squares, grand churches, winding cobbled streets and an underground network of defensive tunnels. There is also a modern part to Luxembourg, north-east of the ancient centre, where the country's financial centre is situated.
Small in size and population, Luxembourg punches well above its weight politically and was an important founding member of the European Union. The city is now home to several institutions of the EU.
Gourmet diners will appreciate Luxembourg - the city is home to more Michelin-starred restaurants per capita than anywhere in the world.
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Popular attractions on Luxembourg city breaks
Explore the city on foot
The narrow, cobbled streets of Luxembourg's pedestrianised Old Town are ideal for exploring on foot. The prettiest area surrounds the Grand Ducal Palace.
Discover Casemates Bock
Built in the 18th century, this network of underground fortifications and environs have UNESCO World Heritage status. The tunnels, galleries and passageways have housed bakeries, slaughter houses and garrisons of soldiers during their history, and were where more than 35,000 Luxembourgers sheltered during both WWI and WWII.
Visit the Grand Ducal Palace
The Moorish-style Palais Grand Ducal was once a royal residence, and today is used for formal receptions and state events by the Grand Dukes. The palace was originally built during Spanish rule and can be explored on a guided tour.
Walk the Wenzel Walk
There are a variety of guided walks offered by Luxembourg Tourist Office. The most popular (and best-named) is the Wenzel Walk, which visits both the Upper Town and the Lower Town and follows fortification routes and nature trails. An alternative walk, the Promenade Walk, focuses exclusively on the Old Town.
Visit Luxembourg's Military Cemeteries
Located just outside the city are two military cemeteries. The US Military Cemetery, where more than 5,000 US servicemen lay buried, can be reached by bus. Those who are buried here were killed during the liberation of Luxembourg and the subsequent Battle of the Ardennes, including General George S Patton Jnr. A short walk (not on a bus route but less than 2km from the US Cemetery) is the German Military Cemetery.
See the museums
Luxembourg has a number of excellent museums that are worth visiting, including the History Museum, the National Museum of History & Art, the Modern Art Museum and the Natural History Museum.