Luxembourg, a cosmopolitan city with the highest economic growth that has nonetheless retained a human face. The Mercier study considers it the world’s safest city and Unesco has designated the old town and fortress a world heritage site.
The area around Luxembourg is characterized by extensive, protected woodland (Grünewald, Baumbusch) with exclusive golf courses close by (Junglinster, Luxembourg). The orchard and granary of the capital city is favoured recreational area. “Pidal” in Walferdange, “Les Thermes” in Strassen or “Krounebierg” in Mersch offer wellness with extensive sauna facilities.
The neat little town of Mersch, in the geographic centre of the country, forms the starting point for voyages of discovery into the Valley of the Seven Castles, including stout fortresses, the proud Renaissance castle of Ansemburg with its superb parc or Koerich, a castle built in the water. It boards a Gallo-Roman Villa and captivates with its wealth of 18th century architecture.
The village of Useldingen and its fortress, presented with the Europa Nostra Award in recognition of its valuable agricultural heritage, lies just a stone's throw away.
Region contact: www.lcto.lu
Presenting a low mountain range: a superb natural landscape with lakes and cosy little towns like Clervaux, Diekirch, Ettelbruck, Vianden and Wiltz. Two nature reserves and a UNESCO world culture heritage, the photograph exhibition “The Family of Man”, are among the highlights of this region.
This rugged landscape, where steep rocky slopes alternate with wide plateaus, is dotted with medieval fortresses built on rock peaks to guard the paths through the valleys below. Bourscheid Castle has one of the finest and best preserved defensive systems in Europe. Vianden is the largest medieval castle this side of the Rhine. The fortress of Esch-Sauer stands in splendour, watching over the romantic little town of the same name nestling along the winding banks of the Sauer. Modern artistic gardens in Bilsdorf, Clervaux, Troisvierges, Merscheid or Wiltz combine human artistic creations with a charming, unspoiled landscape.
Marvel, experience and enjoy - this region offers everything for a restorative holiday rich in experience!
You can marvel at the distinctive characteristics of the landscape: bizarre rock formations, mossy stream valleys and wonderful views entice you to make discoveries and go rambling.
You can experience the diverse culture: in and around Echternach museums, churches and castles give information about the past. And the Dancing Procession rich in tradition is a special experience for every visitor.
You can enjoy the culinary delights: regional products such as cheese, honey and liqueurs can be bought in the markets. And the numerous restaurants and cafés offer both regional and international specialities.
Region contact: www.mullerthal.lu
Appealing, unrestricted and stress-free - the Moselle valley stimulates the senses, connects people of different nationalities and enables you to switch off from everyday life
Most appealing of all are the vintage quality Mosel wines. Best when accompanying fried fish in one of the renowned restaurants along the picturesque wine village route.
The Romans saw it as an unrestricted region covered with vines, influenced by the meanderings of the Moselle. Here, with its inter-connecting bridges, you will find the birthplace of the ”Schengener Raum”.
Region contact: www.visitmoselle.lu
This region owes its name to the iron ore that colours the soil red. Former workers’ towns and industrial wastelands have now become modern service centres and a university campus.
Theme-based tours reveal how nature is reasserting its rights over former industrial sites in protected natural areas.
Region contact: www.redrock.lu
Luxembourg, city and surroundings
The Ardennes and their natural parks
Mullerthal - Luxemburg's "Little Switzerland"
The land of the red rocks
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