Tourism in Luxembourg
Tourist places in Luxembourg
General information about Luxembourg
It is one of the Benelux countries. It is located in Western Europe, between all of Germany, France and Belgium and is one of the smallest countries in Europe by area and population. The climate of Luxembourg is influenced by winds from the Atlantic Ocean. Average rainfall and temperatures are generally moderate.
Many of the workers in the duchy do not live in it, but rather in neighboring countries, most of them in France. The national language is Ltzebuergesch, which is derived from German.
German and French are also official languages, and they replace Luxembourgish in their importance.
Culture and history in Luxembourg
The county of Luzelburg emerged in the tenth century AD and formed the nucleus of modern Luxembourg. The European dynasty “Luxembourg” rose to the status of kings in the Middle Ages. Luxembourg fell under foreign domination since the fifteenth century.
Luxembourg became its known entity today only after the Congress of Vienna in 1815, which remained under a nominal union with the Netherlands until 1890. From 1842 to 1919 Luxembourg was part of the German Customs Union. It was occupied by the Germans in both World Wars and subsequently liberated by the Allies.
It formed a customs union with the Netherlands and Belgium in 1948 and then an economic union in 1958. Luxembourg is today one of the 27 European Union countries.
Tourist areas of Luxembourg
It is one of the largest and most beautiful feudal residences of the Roman and Gothic periods in Europe. The castle is located on a beach rock above the nearby town of Vianden. The river below is the Château de Vianden, and Vianden Castle is one of the largest fortified castles west of the Rhine. The castle’s origins date back to the tenth century, while the current Romanesque building was built between the eleventh and fourteenth centuries, with a number of transformations and decorations added to it over the centuries. Although the castle became a ruin after the seventeenth century, it is still a popular tourist attraction in Luxembourg.
Kissimets Buk is part of the old fortifications of Luxembourg City and is an excellent example of military architecture spanning centuries. The ancient fortifications are the only UNESCO World Heritage site in the country, and they are also quite astonishing when you look at them within the surrounding valley.
Kissimets have been a natural fortification used to fend off invaders for centuries. Among the most important secrets of these fortifications are the vast underground systems that include corridors and corridors dating back to the seventeenth century. Visitors can now wander through this underground maze, which once had a number of facilities for equipment, horses, kitchens, bakeries, and workshops, in addition to barracks that could accommodate up to 1,200 soldiers at a time of war.
The Grand Duchy Palace
The Grand Ducal Palace was built between 1572 and 1574. The Palace of the Grand Duchy is located in the center of Luxembourg city, and is a major tourist attraction and residence of the Grand Duke. This palace is a fine example of Spanish Renaissance architecture. Throughout the year, you can also watch the famous Luxembourg Army perform ceremonial duties on the ground. From July 15th to September 2nd, parts of the interior are open to the public.
In Luxembourg, you can enjoy shopping and shopping. Every Saturday and Wednesday, the Cloud Market opens its doors with a hot wave of cheerful colors and roaring sounds. Market stalls extend to fresh fruits and vegetables, beautiful flowers, handicrafts and other things you want to have.
Notre Dame Cathedral
Notre Dame Cathedral is one of the major tourist attractions in Luxembourg. This cathedral is one of the Roman Catholic Cathedrals in Luxembourg City. It was originally a Jesuit church, and its foundation stone was laid in 1613. The church is one of the famous examples of late Gothic architecture, however, it also possesses many elements of the Renaissance period and its distinctive decorations.