Most beautiful places to visit in Luxembourg

Luxembourg City

Luxembourg City is the capital of the small country which shares its name. Most of the nation’s history can be found within the city.

The most popular destination within the country is the Luxembourg Castle which was built back in the middle ages by the Franks. There are nearly 100,000 people who call Luxembourg City their home, making it the most populated city in the country.

Vianden Castle

Located in the northeaster part of Luxembourg, you will find the village of Vianden. It is only home to a little more than 1,500 permanent residents, but nonetheless is one of the more popular destinations in the small nation.

Situated in the Our Valley, the beautiful landscape and the magnificent castle is what draws most visitors to the area.

Vianden Castle photo
Photo by Steven Olmstead

Echternach

The city of Echternach can be found in the eastern part of the country. Situated along the border, where Luxembourg meets Germany, Echternach is considered to be the oldest city in the country.

While the medieval walls that surround the city are still intact, they suffered heavy damage as a result of the Second World War.

Clervaux

With just over one thousand permanent residents, the small town of Clervaux has grown to become a popular destination in the country as a result of the fighting that occurred in and around the town during the Second World War.

Situated in the Northern part of the nation, countless people make their way to the site known as the Battle of Clervaux.

Château de Clervaux photo
Photo by Anna & Michal

Larochette

Located along the banks of the White Ernz River in the central portion of the country, the town of Larochette has attracted countless visitors over the years.

The most popular destination in the town is the privately owned Meysembourg Castle which was built back in 1880 as well as the ruins of Larochette Castle which played a crucial role in the town’s history.

Berdorf

Known for the beautiful sandstone rock formations surrounding the town, many people in recent years have made their way to Berdorf.

The awe-inspiring views of the surrounding country side are the biggest attractor for many people who make their way to the small town of just under 900 residents.

BERDORF photo
Photo by Cary Greisch

Esch-sur-Alzette

Situated in the southwestern portion of Luxembourg, the city of Esch-sur-Alzette is considered to be the second largest in the nation.

The city is situated along the banks of the Alzette River. It is here that the border with France can be found and as such, the city is also a major transportation hub for the country.

Beaufort

Situated in the eastern part of the nation, the small town of Beaufort is a picturesque place to visit.

Known for its 11th century castle that is surrounded by a most, While there were several additions constructed around the castle in the 12th century, much of the original building is fully intact.

Beaufort Castle  photo
Photo by Børre Ludvigsen

Diekirch

You will find the city of Diekirch in the northeastern part of the country, located along the Sauer River banks.

The city played a crucial role in the infamous Battle of the Bulge and is even home to the popular National Museum of Military History. Those who visit the city will also enjoy checking out the city’s brewery as well.

Differdange

You will find the city of Differdange situated in the southwestern part of Luxembourg. It is a highly industrialized city which is responsible for much of the nation’s steel industry.

Here, the city borders with both France as well as Belgium. While the original 14th century castle is in ruins, the popular 16th century Differdange Castle that stands proudly in the city is used by an American University.

Differdange Castle photo
Photo by henri_regenwetter

Differdange Castle

Bourscheid

The small town of Bourscheid can be found in the northeastern part of the country.

It is here that one will find the Bourscheid Castle which is not only the largest medieval castles in Luxembourg, it is also one of the most influential in the region. There is much to be seen in and around the small town of less than 300 residents.

Dudelange

The fourth most populated city in the country can be found near the French border. Home to a number of smaller towns, the city of Dudelange is a popular destination in the country thanks in part to the historic Mont Saint-Jean Castle.

While there are only ruins today, the castle is still a very popular place in the country.

Dudelange Castle  photo
Photo by nunor

Ettelbruck

You will find the city of Ettelbruck in the central portion of Luxembourg. There are many great things to see and do when visiting the city.

Anyone who chooses to visit the country cannot leave until making a stop in this picturesque city before the go. You will find a number of small towns of Grentzingen and Warken located along the outskirts of the city.

Esch-sur-Sûre

In the northwestern portion of the country, you will find the small town of Esch-sur-Sûre nestled along the banks of the Sauer River.

Just outside of the town of only 300 residents is where you will find the magnificent town castle. Here you will also find the manmade Sûre Lake which was created as a means of providing drinking water and electricity to the region.

Esch sur Sûre photo
Photo by nate2b

Little Switzerland

Known simply as Little Switzerland, this region of Luxembourg has become a popular destination in the country as a result of the thick forests and craggy rocks which are often associated with Switzerland’s picturesque landscapes.

While the highest peak in the area is only 414 meters above sea level, it is nonetheless a beautiful region of Luxembourg to visit.

Grevenmacher

Situated along the nation’s border with Germany, the city of Grevenmacher is a very popular destination in Luxembourg. The city can be found nestled along the banks of the Moselle River.

Known mostly for its wines, there are vineyards as far as the eyes can see in the area that surrounds the city. Countless people make their way to the area every single year to taste the many fine wines produced in Grevenmacher.

Grevenmacher photo
Photo by latariosreise

Wiltz

The city of Wiltz can be found in the northwestern portion of the country. Situated along the picturesque Wiltz River, the city played a crucial role during the infamous World War II Battle of the Bulge.

The city is also home to a magnificent castle which has several hundred rooms and is currently being turned into a local museum.

Rumelange

You will find the city of Rumelange located in the southwestern part of Luxembourg along the French border.

Because of the iron mining in the region, the city is now home to the National Mining Museum. While these mines are no longer in operation today, the city still plays an important role in the nation’s steel industry.

RUMELANGE photo
Photo by Christophe Delas

Kirchberg

Along the northeastern part of Luxembourg City is a small quarter known as Kirchberg.

There are many international institutions that can be found in the Kirchberg Quarter which includes the European Court of Auditors as well as the European Court of Justice along with many buildings that belong to the University of Luxembourg and other institutes of higher learning.

Remich

You will find the city of Remich in the southeastern part of the nation.

Situated along the Moselle River banks which separate Luxembourg from Germany, the city has become a popular destination over the years due in part to its role in the Moselle Valley wine industry. There are countless wineries and vineyards which can be found in the surrounding countryside.

REMICH photo
Photo by torfjunge

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