Tourist Attractions in Luxembourg
Luxembourg is a small country, but one which delivers considerable diversity. From the vibrant Luxembourg City to the small towns, there is plenty here to keep travelers busy. It is also an easy country to explore, whether it is on foot in the capital city or on a driving tour through the lovely countryside. Old fortresses and interesting chateaus compliment the scene, making it a popular tourist destination. It is frequently visited in combination with surrounding countries such as Belgium and Holland.
Luxembourg City is the country's main attraction. The old quarter is today a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with old fortifications which remain from Luxembourg's earlier days, prior to the mid 1800s. Below all this are the Casemates, a unique network of underground tunnels hewn from the rock. Military buffs will not be disappointed. Other impressive sights in the city include the Grand-Ducal Palace, with sections dating to the 16th C, the National Art and History Museum, and the Holy Ghost Citadel.
Outside the capital city are a number of interesting towns worth visiting. Vianden is one such place, with a beautiful location and a fine medieval castle. It's history dates back to the 9th C, and it was the seat of the Counts of Vianden. Near the German border is the town of Echternach, set upon the Sure River. The town has maintained its historic look, with patrician houses, narrow streets, and a Benedictine Abbey with an interesting Abbey Museum. Visitors who have some time to spend here will find the surrounding countryside, which consists of forests and waterfalls, is easily accessed by numerous walking trails.
Other places of interest in Luxembourg are the small town of Mondorf-les-Bains known for its thermal health center, and the scenic tourist town of Remich. Bourscheid, with its outstanding castle ruins, also offers two beaches along the river at Bourscheid-Plage and Dirbach.