Grand Duchy of Luxembourg might be a small country but it surely delivers considerable diversity. Visit this picturesque place to see its UNESCO-listed capital city, charming villages around, and the stunning medieval castles.
Go trekking through a forested area known as Little Switzerland, in the eastern region of Luxembourg. This region allows you to go climbing over rocks and walking through canyons. Take the Mullerthal Trail, with more than 112 km composed by 3 big tracks. The Schiessentümpel (Schéissendëmpel waterfall) is a popular hiking destination. The Black Ernz River cascades over a large boulder, where the water is split into three streams. The rock and wood bridge over the ravine looks like it belongs in fairy tales.
The Mullerthal Trail also passes the beautiful cavern known as Hohllay. This man-made cave near Berdorf was formed during mining for sandstone millstones in the Roman times and the Middle Ages. It's covered in cryptic looking marks. The Hohllay Cave, also known as The Hollow Cave or the Breechkaul Cave, acts as a natural amphitheatre where concerts are held.
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Where to stay:
We recommend you to book 4* NH Luxembourg. This well-reviewed 4-star hotel offers sound-proofed rooms with flat-screen TV next to Luxembourg Airport, only 10 minutes away from Luxembourg city. NH Luxembourg includes a modern bar with a terrace. Free Wi-Fi is available. A minibar, work desk and tea and coffee making facilities are provided as standard in the rooms at this NH. They also benefit from air conditioning and a comfortable seating area. Luxembourg city, featuring the famous Place d’Armes and the National Museum of Art and History, is 10 minutes’ drive from the hotel. A bus stop is a 5-minute walk away and the bus ride to the city centre takes 17 minutes. NH Luxembourg offers convenient links to Belgium, Germany and France which are all within 30 minutes away by car. Guests can make use of the free scheduled shuttle service to and from Luxembourg Airport. .
You can also stay at Ibis Budget Luxembourg Sud with good reviews. Set between the cities of Berchem and Luxembourg, just off the A3 highway, the property offers rooms equipped with free Wi-Fi and a flat-screen satellite TV. Luxembourg is a 10-minute drive away. The bright rooms at ibis Budget Luxembourg Sud come with air conditioning and a work desk. They have private bathroom that comes with free toiletries. A 24-hour reception and vending machines are among the ibis Luxembourg Sud’s facilities. Guests can enjoy a discount on meals at L’Estaminet restaurant which is across the road from the hotel. The French border is less than 8 km from the hotel. Luxembourg – Findel Airport is 15 minutes away by car. Free private parking is available on site for guests.
What to do:
Take a walk or go on a cycling tour in the green areas of Luxembourg. The cycle path des Trois Cantons leads to many interesting finds.
Visit Vallée de la Pétrusse, which combine steep slopes, strange rock formations and the ruins of fortifications and bastions.
Walking fans can follow the national hiking trail of the “Valley of the 7 castles” that runs through the idyllic Valley of Eisch in the western part of the country. You can either drive the 24 kilometres route or follow the traces of the past on an exciting 37-km walk.
Berdorf is a popular rock climbing spot. Predigstuhl is one of several rock formations that you can climb on a series of metal staircases.
At the Gorge du Loup, outside Echternach, you can squeeze through gorges and get spectacular views of the surrounding countryside.
Medieval festivals, exhibitions and concerts offer excellent opportunities to discover the castles in a perfectly authentic setting.
Visit the Butterfly Garden in Grevenmacher or head to Parc Merveilleux.
Tour the wine region that stretches along the banks of the Moselle from Wasserbillig to Schengen. There are wine museums and some wineries, such as the Caves Co-operatives in Wormeldange. Enjoy the full range of Luxembourg’s food and wine specialties and find a great variety of influences in traditional cuisine.
Discover the National Museum of Military History in Diekirch
Don’t miss the Summer in the City Festival which takes place in Luxembourg City from end of June until beginning of September. During this period you can enjoy free concerts, markets, exhibitions and sports events.
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