As the sleek and sophisticated country of Luxembourg’s capital, the eponymous city raises expectations. There a few European city’s that combine historic architecture, modern developments and natural splendour quite as spectacularly as Luxembourg. The city is split into four distinct and dynamic districts, all of which offer the intrepid traveller an entirely different element; an outstanding Old Town resonates with historic charm due to its perfect riverside setting while the thriving financial district hums with inexorable metropolitan energy.
Luxembourg is richly decorated with sacred and splendid sights that testify to its illustrious past. Begin your cultural at the Bock, a rugged rock home to the atmospheric ruins of the city’s 10th century fortress. Beneath this forgotten fortification, a network of subterranean tunnels allow visitors to wander within a captivating underground city.
Jump from the subterranean to the sacred with a visit to the majestic Neumunster Abbey, a glorious gothic cathedral that occupies a picturesque position upon the banks of the river. Within, a consecrated chapel welcomes worshippers, who will be amazed by the incandescent light emitted by the spectaculat stained glass windows.
Luxembourg’s most important collection of classic and contemporary art is housed within the MUDAM Museum, a modern and majestic structure designed by the same architect as the Paris’ controversial glass pyramid. The post-modern design of this dynamic development is reminiscent of a fun house, and makes observation of the picturesque paintings an immersive and inspirational experience.
Luxembourg’s strategic European location means it enjoys a rich culinary influence that draws inspiration from many cosmopolitan countries. Enjoy the inviting ambience and regional specialities of La Fontaine Restaurant, an exquisite eatery that serves delectable classics such as smoked pork neck with broad beans. (25 Place de Paris, Luxembourg )