Luxembourg City
Luxembourg
By Brandy Simpson

Located in the small country of Luxembourg, Luxembourg City offers a rich cultural heritage that is quite unique.  Often overshadowed by popular cities in its neighboring countries of Germany and France, Luxembourg City is an exceptional hidden gem in Europe.  For a distinctively rural yet modern trip, Luxembourg City is the place for you!

In order to reach Luxembourg City, you must fly into Luxembourg's sole international airport, the Luxembourg-Findel Airport (LUX).  WhatsCheaper.com can help you book your flight now at the following link: (http://www.whatscheaper.com/flight.php).

Before you depart for your fabulous trip, you'll want to book a room at one of Luxembourg City's premier hotels or inns.  Let WhatsCheaper.com help you book your room today by visiting the following link: (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php).

With tracts of farmland contained within its city limits, Luxembourg City is unique in that there are many rural attractions to be seen in a modern metropolitan city.  A must-see for any traveler to Luxembourg City is the Casemates du Bock.  These historic tunnels were dug out in 1644 and total fourteen miles in length.  The Casemates du Bock was used to defend the city at multiple times during its history.  A visit to these remarkable tunnels will provide you with a breathtaking view of the valley and the cliff face that the tunnels are built into.  When planning your trip to Luxembourg City, be sure to keep in mind that the Casemates du Bock can only be visited from March to October.

The National Museum of History and Art should be on the list of stops for any history lover.  Located in the historic Fishmarket in the Ville Haute quarter, this museum details the Luxembourgian history.  Plans for the National Museum of History and Art date back all the way to 1839, shortly after Luxembourg confirmed its independence in the First Treaty of London.  Recently expanded in 2002, a new building designed by Christian Bauer et Associés was added to the museum. 

While the National Museum of History and Art focuses on the entirety of Luxembourg's history, the Luxembourg City History Museum offers a more intimate look into the history of the city itself.  Like Luxembourg City, the Luxembourg City History Museum blends modern style with ancient architecture.  The museum pairs informational exhibits with stunning panoramic views of Luxembourg City.  Additionally, the museum has incorporated close to sixty audio-visual arrangements into its exhibits.

For an all encompassing tour of Luxembourg City, WhatsCheaper.com suggests taking a ride on the Petrusse Express.  Operating since 1987, this train provides a one hour sightseeing tour for visitors.  The Petrusse Express takes its passengers into both the farmland and downtown districts of Luxembourg City, with gorgeous views alike.

Finally, WhatsCheaper.com recommends a tour of the Grand Ducal Palace where the Grand Duke of Luxembourg resides.  Built in 1572, a tour of this palace will give you the rare chance to roam the halls where great history has taken place. It is important to note that you must make a tour reservation with the tourist information office beforehand.

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MUST SEE IN Luxembourg City LIST:

  • 1. Palace of the Grand Dukes
  • 2. National Museum of Art & History
  • 3. Notre Dame Cathedral
  • 4. Philharmonie Luxembourg
  • 5. Viaduc
  • 6. Citadel of the Holy Spirit
  • 7. Boulevard Royal
  • 8. Monument to National Unity
  • 9. Museum of Natural History
  • 10. Casino Luxembourg

Luxembourg City EVENT CALENDAR:

  • 1. Celtic Festival - May
  • 2. International Festival of Classic Music in Echternach - June
  • 3. National Day - June
  • 4. World MeYouZik Festival - July
  • 5. Rock um Knuddler & Blues'n Jazz Rallye - July
  • 6. Medieval Festival in Vianden - August
  • 7. Journee Europeenne du Patrimoine - September
  • 8. Nights of the Museum - October

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DoubleTree by Hilton Luxembourg
12 Rue Jean Engling, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
By Chrystyne Jackson

When visiting Luxembourg, where old blends seamlessly with new, make them most of your time by staying at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Luxembourg. With a convenient check in time of 2 p.m., the hotel overlooks a peaceful forest in southern Luxembourg. Located 9 km from Findel Airport, scheduled airport shuttle service is provided. If you are driving yourself there is plenty of on site parking available.

The hotel offers contemporary accommodations to suite your needs. Rooms are available with your choice of king, queen, or one or two double beds. There are also suites with a separate work and living area. The Ducal Suite boasts three bedrooms, a sun roof, fireplace, kitchenette, and marble bathroom with a separate shower. All rooms provide LCD television and complimentary high speed internet. Small pets are welcome at an additional fee.

As a guest of the Double Tree you will find all the comfort and convenience necessary for a memorable visit. The hotel offers foreign currency exchange for travelers from abroad. There is laundry/valet service. If you are looking to engage in physical activity there is a fitness room, jogging track, pool and paddle tennis table. You can relax at the Bar Mezzo, with an outstanding selection of 50 whiskeys. For your dining pleasure you can enjoy a casual meal at the Indigo Restaurant, which offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. You can dine out at any of Luxembourg’s fine local restaurants. Off site, you can catch a sight seeing tour, visit a local museum such as the Natural History Museum, or a beautiful castle including Castle of Bourglinster, Castle of Vianden or the Valley of the 7 Castles.

Check out time is 12 p.m. WhatsCheaper.com can assist with booking your hotel reservations. Just click on this link (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php) to get started today.

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