Get to know the city of Luxembourg and its European aesthetics
Built in the heart of Europe on the banks of the Alzette and Petrusse rivers and in a lush landscape of beech and oak forests, the capital of Luxembourg is a small, beautiful and picturesque city, exuding an air of medieval history and modern European dynamism. Today home to many European organizations and one of the official capitals of the European Union, the city of Luxembourg manages to present a complex character, born of the fruitful combination of history and cultural tradition with the avant garde aesthetics of its urban environment.
In a multi-level urban landscape with numerous winding streets between the two rivers, deep gorges and large parks, the city unfolds its beauties before the eyes of every visitor.
Medieval castles and fortresses, cobbled alleys and imposing cathedrals, harmoniously combine with impressive steel and glass buildings and fully justify the harmonious coexistence of nature and urban landscape, elements that make the city the "calm force" of Europe. Stroll along the Chemin de la Corniche and enjoy a wonderful view of the city, through one of the most beautiful urban balconies in Europe. Wander the districts of the old town of Grund and Clausen, cross the Adolf Bridge and reach the impressive Syntagma Square with the monument of the "golden lady" welcoming you. Indulge in the medieval fairytale atmosphere of the 3rd Oak Fortress and the imposing Luxembourg Castle, admire the Grand Duke's Palace and Notre dame Cathedral, dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Leaving behind the historic core of the city, make trips to the suburb of Kirchberg, the European center of Luxembourg and discover the avant garde aesthetics of the modern side of the city, completing a journey of great aesthetic pleasure.
Food and local cuisine
The local cuisine is essentially similar to the French, but also has many German influences. Try dishes like Judd mat gaardebounen (smoked pork with broad beans), bouchée à la reine (chicken and mushrooms with béchamel in puff pastry), smoked pork with green beans and mashed potatoes, lobster a la luxembourg, geise de la Moselle, (small fried fish), kachkeis cheese with fruit and liqueur, all accompanied by whirlpools of domestic wine varieties.
The best season to visit Luxembourg
You can travel to Luxembourg at any time of the year, with each season offering unique thrills.
How to move around Luxembourg
Transfer from/to Luxembourg
Luxembourg Findel Airport is 6 km from the city center and connects the city with numerous European and world destinations. Transportation from the airport to the city center is by bus or taxi.
Transportation within the city is done by public transport and the public transport network, which connects the different areas of the city. Alternatively you can get to know the city on foot or by bicycle. It is typical that the use of public transport is free.