Luxembourg is one of the world’s tiniest countries – 2586-sq-km to be precise and is landlocked by Belgium, Germany and France. It is possible to reach from one end of the country to the other in just about an hour! Luxembourg is currently one of the richest countries in the world and enjoys a very high standard of living. In spite of its small size, it packs a diverse landscape, dotted with numerous natural and historical landmarks.
Capital Luxembourg City is famous for its UNESCO listed Old City, stunning natural setting amidst rugged forests, deep gorges and rivers which make it one of Europe’s most beautiful capital cities. Some of the city’s most notable highlights are the Grand Ducal Palace – the official residence of Luxembourg’s Grand Duke, Bock Casemates – a cluster of 18th-century tunnels, and museums like Luxembourg City History Museum, Grand Duke Jean Museum of Modern Art and Musee national d’histoire et d’art Luxembourg.
Around 40km away from the capital lies the ruins of the Bourscheid Castle. The castle is one of the oldest in Luxembourg with a history of more than 1000 years. The town of Vianden houses another beautiful castle – Vianden Castle. This Romanesque-style castle was believed to be built between 11th- to 14th-century, however, what you see today is a 20th-century restored version. This is one of Luxembourg’s most picturesque and most visited castles.
This tiny country is simply beautiful and with its numerous castles and lush landscapes, it seems like the setting for a fairytale. You can explore all the highlights of the country in a day or two, but the memories will last a lifetime.
In spite of its small size, it packs a diverse landscape, dotted with numerous natural and historical landmarks.