Luxembourg is a beautiful, compact country with abundant natural beauty, an interesting history, many castles, and more.
It is located in the heart of Western Europe. Luxembourg is roughly triangular, it borders on Belgium in the west and north, Germany in the east, and France in the south. The city of Luxembourg is the capital and largest city. The country is 84 km (51.7 miles) long and 52 km (32 miles) wide, covering an area of 2586 square kilometers (999 square miles) with a population of 459 500 inhabitants.
Luxembourg holiday would be an experience in itself as Luxembourg lives for and from tourism. The country has high level of tourist attractions not only in numbers but largely in quality. Natural tourist attractions are the basis for number of activities. The country has un-spoilt nature and the natural attractions: walking, hiking, cycling, and horse-riding take place everywhere. Some natural sites are well worth an excursion as well, such as underground caves and strange rock formations. Arboretums and game parks show the life of our forests. The Historical tourist attractions about Luxembourg range from medieval castles and chateaux scattered all over the province to interesting industrial heritage and museums which are in abundance. Adventure sports have known a very fast development and canoeing or white water rafting are major attractions in the summer season.
For Luxembourg holiday the best time to come is late spring when the northern European days are long and the summer crowds have not yet arrived and in fall.
Luxembourg is an attractive country with a green and picturesque landscape and many historical sites within easy reach of one another. The central and southern part of the country that surrounds the capital, known as ‘the Good Land’ , consists mainly of rolling farmland and woods. To the northeast is the Müllerthal, characterized by sandstone rock formations and forests, while the northern third of the country is the Ardennes , set in beautiful forested hills and valleys. South of the capital is the Land of the Red Rocks, so named from its ‘red earth’, rich in iron. The southeast frontier is marked by the Moselle Valley , famous for its wines.
The capital, Luxembourg-Ville, is split into two districts: the delightful old center, complete with fortress towers, turrets and winding, cobblestone streets; and the modern downtown area on the plâteau du Kirchberg. The entire old part of Luxembourg-Ville was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1994. In contrast, the myriad of new modern office complexes being built on the modern district on the plâteau du Kirchberg testify to Luxembourg’ s reputation as a major international financial center. The country’s geographical position at the ‘heart of Europe’ , its strict banking secrecy laws and fiscal legislation are amongst the reasons why Luxembourg is the country with the highest banking concentration in Europe . Proud of its role as a founding member of the EU, Luxembourg sees itself as playing a prominent position in European affairs and there are a number of European Union institutions based in Luxembourg-Ville.
The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg shares borders to the north and west with Belgium , to the south with France and to the east with Germany . One-third of the country is made up of the hills and forests of the Ardennes , while the rest is wooded farmland. In the southeast is the rich wine-growing valley of Moselle . The capital, Luxembourg-Ville, is built on a rock overlooking the Alzette and Petrusse valleys.