Luxembourg isn’t exactly at the top of the list when planning holiday destinations in Europe. This comes as no surprise given it is easily overshadowed by its larger neighbours Germany, Belgium and France. Luxembourg however lends itself perfectly for a short city break or holiday! A beautifully green country with a rich history of cultural influences from France and Germany. These 5 reasons are sure to highlight Luxembourg on the holiday map!
When planning a short vacation or city trip, Luxembourg is often overlooked by holiday goers. Not anymore! We’ve outlined 5 reasons why Luxembourg deserves to be regarded as an all-round holiday destination.
1. Shoppers delight in Luxembourg City
Souvenirs and mementos are a warm reminder of any holiday. Perfect reason to do a little shopping! Luxembourg City has everything in store for the avid shopper. The major plus is the favourable tax rate, meaning lower prices for luxury brands such as Prada and Louis Vuitton but also mainstream fashion chains like H&M and Zara. The most famous shopping streets are the Avenue de la Liberté and Avenue de la Gare. Grand Rue and Rue Philippe II are the premium spots when shopping for high-end labels. By the way, indoor shopping malls are found in almost all cities in Luxembourg.
2. Captivating green
Luxembourg is a great country especially for those that enjoy long walks right in the heart of nature. The Mullerthal and Escapardenne Eisleck Trails are sure to get your green heart beating faster! The Mullerthal trail is a whopping 112 kilometres long and passes through several unique landscapes, also known as the little Switzerland of Luxembourg. With 104 kilometres, the Escapardenne is slightly shorter but impressive nonetheless! It takes you through the Belgian-Luxembourg Ardennes, Kautenbach and La Roche-en-Ardennes. Both routes are brimming with fauna, animals, waters and plenty of green.
3. Luxembourg City’s UNESCO charm
All of Luxembourg City is a UNESCO World Heritage site thanks to its rich and eventful history. Beautiful reminders of this are seen in the city’s architecture, a result of Luxembourg’s past colonisation that spanned centuries. The city however also has a modern appeal which can be seen in the Kirchberg business district with its many skyscrapers. For those looking for a touch of nature, plenty of greenery is found in the city centre around the edges of the rivers Alzette and Pétrusse. Diversity at its best!
4. Multicultural gastronomy
In Luxembourg you can truly enjoy the taste of the world’s kitchen thanks to its cultural melange. The country’s rich and delicious range of homegrown products has led 10 outstanding restaurants to be listed in the Michelin Guide! Luxembourg Träipen (blood sausage with potatoes and applesauce) and Judd mat Gaardebounen (pork shoulder with broad beans) are two well-known dishes that will definitely entice your taste buds!
5. Tranquillity at heart
Luxembourg has a fairly central location in Europe so travelling is never really a hassle. It’s also a very tranquil country where locals are known to enjoy a laid back mindset and tend not to stress too easily. Take a moment to unwind in one of the many green parks, journey by bike through the beautiful Land of the Red Rocks towards the south or simply chill out on a terrace with a refreshing beverage. All of this against an idyllic and romantic backdrop with relatively little tourists around you!