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History Museum of Luxembourg City
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Luxembourg Places to Visit

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The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, with the majority of its population residing in its capital, is some 80 kilometres in length and 50 kilometres in width at its widest point. Despite its size, this independent country of Europe has much to offer the visitor, in arts, culture, scenery, cuisine and great shopping opportunities.

Luxembourg City is the largest in the country and its capital. Perched high above the rivers Alzette and Pétrusse is the old quarter, La Vieille Ville, where most of the city’s historic places to visit are located.

The city is also a perfect base for exploring the picturesque country side villages, the country is also covered by forests and diverse landscapes, waiting to be explored by walkers and bikers.

Indeed, the country is often referred to as the ’The Green Heart of Europe’, a third of the country is covered by forest and reserves.

Castles

Those who love castles and knights in shining armour should visit the large restored castles of Beaufort, Bourscheid, Bourglinster, Clervaux or Vianden. There are also many ruins to see, especially in the picturesque Valley of Eisch.

The Luxembourg Ardennes

Naturpark Our and the Naturpark Öewersauer, the two largest reserves in the country are found in the Ardennes, located in North Luxembourg.

City of Luxembourg Places to Visit

The old City of Luxembourg and its ancient quarters are a declared UNESCO Cultural World Heritage Site. Here, you can explore the valleys, watercourses, bridges and architecture that typified the country.

The main town square, Place Guillaume II, is named after the Grand Duke William II and has a statue of him in the centre. On the Boulevard F. D. Roosevelt on the edge of the old quarter is Gëlle Fra, the Monument of Rememberance for soldiers who served during WWI.

Just further up the boulevard is the Cathédrale Notre-Dame, the origin dates back to 1621 when is was a Jesuit church. The cathedral has an eclectic mix of building styles from different centuries, including its 20th century spires which can be seen from most parts of the old town.

Palais Grand-Ducal is the official winter residence of the grand dukes, located on the Rue du Marché-Aux-Herbes. You can take tours there in the summer months of its beautifully restored interior.

MUDAM, or the Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean occupies an ultra-modern building built of sandstone and glass. Purpose designed for art exhibits, the halls use light and structure to enhance the works within. Photography, film and video as well as painting exhibitions from its permanent collections are added to those by contemporary artists, changed on a regular basis.

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