Program - Leisure - Luxembourg - Luxembourg
Luxembourg City, the charming slice of northern Europe

The Grand Duchy's capital, Luxembourg City, has a fairy-tale quality to its Unesco-listed historic core, perched on a dramatic clifftop.

Majestically set across the deep gorges of the Alzette and Pétrusse rivers, Luxembourg City is one of Europe's most scenic capitals. Its Unesco-listed Old Town is a warren of tunnels, nooks and crannies sheltering some outstanding museums, as well as lively drinking and dining scenes. The city is famed for its financial and EU centres, making weekends an ideal time to visit, as hotel prices drop dramatically.

Luxembourg, also called the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, is a small, hilly country that is bordered by France, Germany, and Belgium. The capital city, aptly named Luxembourg City, is one of three official capital cities of the European Union (along with Brussels and Strasbourg). Luxembourg is one of the wealthiest countries in the world, and it’s GDP per capita ranks 2nd in the world (falling in right behind Qatar). The people here speak French, German, and Luxembourgish.

Luxembourg City is a very walkable city. During your visit, you will spend most of your time in the compact old town of Luxembourg, on the casemates (the old fortifications of Luxembourg), and exploring the Grund. Filled with castles, quirky towns and oodles of history, you can’t go wrong by dedicating at least a long weekend exploring the last remaining Grand Duchy in the World.