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Luxembourg Travel


A small landlocked country nestled between Germany, France and Belgium. The country is just 84 kilometres long and 52 kilometres wide, and has a population of fewer than 500,000 residents.

Sights

Luxembourg City is the country's capital and banking centre. It overlooks the Pétrusse and Alzette Valleys and is a pretty and charming city to spend some time in. Despite its small size and the fact that it is home to fewer than 100,00 people, there are many restaurants, cafes, discos and bars, and a vibrant nightlife. 40 kilometres northeast of Luxembourg City is the town Vianden and its castle, which is the largest in the region. Victor Hugo lived in Vianden and there's a small museum dedicated to him.

The country has a reputation for being home to fairy tale castles. None more so than Château de Bourscheid, a 1,000 year old castle overlooking farmland and the Sûre River, and offering superb views.



Luxembourg Travel

Echternach is well worth a visit. Luxembourg's only Saint, St Willibrord, was a monk who built an abbey here. During the Middle Ages the monks decorated copies of the Bible with gems and precious stones. There are facsimiles of these on display. The town, with its narrow streets and medieval ramparts is interesting to look at and walk around.

Transport

Luxembourg's airport is just outside the capital city and is served by several airlines. Getting around the country is easy as there's a multitude of options with efficient road and rail networks. You can purchase a Billet réseau ' from rail stations throughout the country, and also at the airport, which allows you unlimited travel on all forms of public transport (city buses, trains and country coaches) for one day. Or you could walk! There's a 5,000 kilometre hiking network, with over 500 signposted trails.


Climate

Luxembourg has a temperate climate without extremes. The warmest months are from May to September and the north is generally the wettest part.

 

 
 
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