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  • 1 Luxembourg's Little Switzerland Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    L - Echternach

    Lying between Echternach, Beaufort, Larochette and Consdorf, at the heart of the Germano-Luxembourgois nature park, this lovely area is called Little Switzerland because of its rugged verdant terrain and natural riches: forests of beech, hornbeam, si..

  • 2 Wolfschlucht (Wolf Gorge) Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    L - Echternach

    Heading off from the Emersinde to Echternacht road, the route follows the course of path B. It climbs to the pavilion of the Troosknepchen belvedere (fine views of Echternacht). Follow the signs through beech woods to reach the wolf gorge. At its ent..

  • 3 Grenglay viewpoint Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    L - 9164 Lipperscheid

    At the top of this steep impressive slope, a belvedere provides a wonderful view over Bourscheid castle, perched on a long promontory flanked by a meander of the river Sure.

  • 4 Castle Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    L - 9410 Vianden

    The romantic outline of this castle dominates the town. Owned by the Grand Duchy since 1977, this castle was built initially by the counts of Vianden and was once the home of the Orange-Nassau family. The castle has since been the focus of restoratio..

  • 5 Chemin de la Corniche Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Chemin de la Corniche L - 1339 Luxembourg

    This has been called «the most beautiful balcony in Europe» because of its views. The path borders the old ramparts along the edge of the Alzette and reachs the enormous gateway known as the Porte de Grund (1632). The elegant façades of houses belong..

  • 6 Viewpoints from Place de la Constitution Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Pl. de la Constitution L - 2011 Luxembourg

    Make your way up to this old Beck bastion with its obelisk to take in the fantastic views over the Pétrusse ravine, the surrounding gardens and the Pont Adolphe. This is where you'll find the entrance to the Pétrusse blockhouses.

  • 7 Viewpoints from the St-Esprit Plateau Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Plateau St-Esprit L - 1475 Luxembourg

    The crest of the Vauban citadel, known as the «Plateau of the Holy Spirit», gives magnificent views over the valleys of the Pétrusse and the Alzette, as well as over to the Rham Plateau and the low town of Grund and the Church of St-Jean.

  • 8 Casemates du Bock Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Chemin de la Corniche L - 1339 Luxembourg

    This is the unfinished part of a 23-km long defensive maze built in 1745. It connected the various parts of the fortress. During the air raids in the Second World War, its corridors were used as shelters. An archaeological crypt encloses several ruin..

  • 9 The Our Valley Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    N10 L - Vianden

    At Wallendorf on the outskirts of Ouren in Belgium, the Our forms a border between Germany and the Grand Duchy, boring and deep and why indeed Valley out of the former massif, which is often very narrow between the sheer rock faces.

  • 10 Viewpoints Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Rte du Mont-St-Nicolas L - 9409 Vianden

    The western hills dominating the town offer attractive views over the site of Vianden. The belvedere on St Nicholas's Road is very nice in particular. The cable car also takes you to a Belvedere which provides an extensive panoramic view over the tow..

  • 11 Walk Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    L - 6475 Echternach

    At Perekop the hiking trail B takes you back to the Road area. The trek to the west, which runs alongside the Aesbach stream before eventually moving away from it, is the most picturesque. In particular, you will see some rocks which have been eroded..

  • 12 The spa park Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    Rd-Pt de l'Indépendance L - 5610 Mondorf-les-Bains

    Situated close to the spa building, this 36 ha park is endowed with beautiful plants and flower beds (rose garden). From the park, which is stretched over a hill, you have some glimpses of the surrounding countryside. The new pavilion of the Kind spa..

  • 13 Castle Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    R. du Château L - 6313 Beaufort

    Hugo wrote about this fortified castle (12-16C), which jumps out at you on a bend in the forest, at the bottom of a ravine. It is an unforgettable sight. The old castle is an enormous tower-keep attached to a fortress. During restoration work in 1930..

  • 14 Castle Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    R. du Château L - 9140 Bourscheid

    The brown schist ruins of this castle stand 155m above the river Sure. The 11C keep and Gothic fireplace of the upper castle remain intact. The 14C lower castle was remodelled many times and includes Stolzembourg house and its museum of archaeology (..

  • 15 Castle (ruins) Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    N27 L - 9650 Esch-sur-Sûre

    From the watch-tower situated at the top of the hill, you have an interesting view over the site, with the keep and chapel of the castle in the foreground. It was built in the 10C and demolished in 1795 Some relics of its medieval perimeter wall have..

  • 16 Viewpoints Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    L - 9660 Insenborn

    You will delight in the pretty landscape of Pont-Misère . Making your way back up to the plateau, you will enjoy beautiful views over a section of Upper-Sure lake , downstream from the bridge, and over the upstream river, at the foot of Hochfels, wit..

  • 17 National History and Art museum Interesting

    Museums and art

    Pl. du Marché-aux-Poissons L - 2536 Luxembourg

    This museum has a large Gallo-Romain section, a Fine Art section including ancient and modern art, and a section on Life in Luxembourg (decorative art, popular arts and crafts).

  • 18 Viewpoints from Boulevard Victor Thorn Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    Bd Victor-Thorn L - 2329 Luxembourg

    Boulevard Victor Thorn offers remarkable views over the Alzette Valley, reached by Pont Vauban and in the middle of which is the suburb of Pfaffenthal. Above, the Pont Grande-Duchesse Charlotte linking the town to the Kirchberg plateau, where the Cen..

  • 19 Grand Duke's Palace Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    R. du Marché-aux-Herbes 17 L - 1728 Luxembourg

    The left wing of the palace, the old city hall, goes back to the 16C. It has gracious turrets and its facade is decorated with geometric bas-reliefs. The right wing, known as «la Balance», was added in 1741 and the building to its right, finished in ..

  • 20 Notre-Dame Cathedral Interesting

    Religious buildings

    R. Notre-Dame L - 2240 Luxembourg

    The cathedral's thin spires and choir stalls date from the 20C but the building itself is an old Jesuit church dating from the 17C. Although a Gothic style dominates the cathedral, there are several Renaissance and Baroque elements such as the carvin..

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