Best Places to Visit In Luxembourg

Best Places to Visit In Luxembourg


Luxembourg does not offer the tourist as much to see and do as many of its neighboring countries; however, Luxembourg offers a number of interesting towns, scenic, unique landscapes and several historically important attractions. If you are looking for an unhurried place with great food and smaller crowds, you  might consider a visit to Luxembourg.

  • Luxembourg City

    • The Old Town of Luxembourg City has UNESCO  World Heritage Site status and it is this section of the city provides the attractions of interest to most travelers.  The “Old Fortress”. and its casemates. is one of the most interesting parts of the city and should be included on any tour.  Most visitors wander by the modest,Grand-Ducal Palace and take in the Place Guillaume, the city’s central square.
    • Click for our mini-guide to the best places to visit in Luxembourg City, if you are planning to visit the Grand Dutchy.

  • Ardennes

    • The portion of the Ardennes that is in Luxembourg is a popular tourist destination due to its beautiful landscape and the attractiveness of towns such as:
      • Clervaux a market town in medieval times, has an interesting medieval castle and a scenic setting.
        • See the town’s official tourism website   for more details on visiting and the limited range of attractions available.
      • Vianden is another town with medieval origins, also located in a scenic valley.
      • If you choose to explore the Ardennes, be sure to visit the tiny but beautiful, village of Esch-sur-Sūre, which is nearly surrounded by a tight meander of  the River Sūre. The town, of course, is equipped with the mandatory castle, and is  close to a large reservoir (and water sports area) which supplies drinking water to the rest of Luxembourg
      • Both the Luxembourg and Belgian sections of the Ardennes were pivotal settings in the Battle of the Bulge during World War II.
        • If you are interested in World War II, a detailed explanation of the Battle of the Bulge, its geography and the sequence of events (and exceptionally detailed maps) can be found here.
Vianden Castle, Luxembourg
  • Mullerthal

    • Known as “Little Switzerland and considered by many travelers to be the most scenic area of Luxembourg, the Mullerthal is also the vacation destination of choice for the  Luxembourgeois.
    • Although most travelers come to hike and enjoy the area’s natural beauty, there are a number of small towns to visit and various festivals to take in during the spring and summer. Visit this site if you are interested in more detail on the Mullerthal.
      • Echeternach, the largest town in the area, is the best base for touring “Little Switzerland”.  It is a scenic town that is fun to explore, but it offers only a few modestly interesting  attractions.  Finally, during the summer, the town hosts a music festival that has been growing in popularity.
      • Echetenach has been named a European Destination of Excellence by the European Union.
      • For more information on visiting, see the town’s official tourism website.

Additional Resources

Visit Luxembourg is the official tourism website of the Grand Dutchy of Luxembourg.  The site includes additional details on our recommended best places to visit  in Luxembourg, as well as information on locations and attractions that did not make our list.

For country facts on Luxembourg, as well as travel information related to visas, driving rules, safety, medical conditions, visas and other travel-related information, see this page on Luxembourg Travel from the Bureau of Consular Affairs of the U.S. State Department.  Regardless of your home country, we think you will find the information provided to be useful when planning a trip to Luxembourg.

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