What Is Luxembourg Famous For?

The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is an independent sovereign state, the smallest member country of a constitutional monarchy which is hereditary in the House of Nassau.

Sightseeing in Luxembourg

Luxembourgers call their country the green heart of Europe. One third of the country which has 2.587 square kilometers (about 1.000 square miles) is covered with forests.

Luxembourgers meet foreigners very openly. Besides their mother tongue "Letzebuergisch", most inhabitants speak German, French and of course English.

When you arrive in the Capital, you penetrate a 1000 year old city which looks back on a very lively past and which is really worth a visit. A lot of historical and cultural wonders are awaiting visitors everywhere and plenty of picturesque places invite them to stay.

So let's go and take a walk around Luxembourg!

The most impressive amongst the numerous historical monuments are the fortress. The best perspective though, you'll get walking through the Alzette and Petrusse valley.

The "Casemates" are an underground corridor system dug in the rocks and they are really worth a visit. The Bock and Petrusse "Casemates" are many kilometers long. If you turn towards the city centre, you shouldn’t miss the Grand-Ducal Palace the oldest part of which was built in renaissance style. The Palace is the official residence of the Grand-Duke, one wing being seat of the House of Commons. The Change of the Guards is very nice to see. At about 100 m from the Palace you'll step onto "Place Guillaume" also called "Knuedler" overlooked by the statue of William II, King of the Netherlands and Grand-Duke of Luxembourg.

Luxembourg Castel
Luxembourg Castel

On the other side of the square stands the City Hall and on Wednesdays and Saturdays our "Knuedler" becomes the market place. Not far from the Place Guillaume. "Place d'Armes". The meeting point as well for Luxembourgers as for tourists. A lot of restaurants open their doors all around the square, from fast food to delicious gastronomic restaurants.

Amongst Luxembourg's churches the "Notre Dame" Cathedral; St. Michael's Church are to mentioned. The Cathedral and three towers is the symbol of city and dates back to the 1 century. Also see the "Place de la Constitution" with the status the "Gelle Fra".

If you plan to spend a couple days or more in Luxembourg you shouldn’t miss an excursion across the country. The following places are really worth a visit: MILITARY CEMETARY at HAMM 5 km from Luxembourg (direction Sandweiler). 5.100 American soldiers of the famous 3rd Army of General Patton jr. are buried and he is with them.

A kilometer farther on, a German military cemetary contains about 11.000 graves.

MONDORF LES BAINS - Thermal and tourist resort, thermal installations.

MOSELLE VALLEY from Schengen (German/French boarder) about 40 km to the north up to Wasserbillig. Follow the "Route du vin". Possibility to taste the famous Luxembourg Moselle wines in the major "Caves Cooperatives". White wines: Elbling,Rivaner, Riesling,Auxerrois, Pinot Blanc and Gris and the Traminer.

ECHTERNACH, at the valley of the river Sure, famous for its Dancing procession. (The Tuesday following Whit Sunday). Worth to see: City Hall standing on the picturesque market place, the Abbey, dating back to 1727. The Basilic of St. Willibrord.

Little Luxembourg Switzerland

BERDORF, in the heart of the Little Luxembourgish Switzerland is overlooking the valley of the Sure and the Mullerthal.

MULLERTHAL is famous for its river cascades.

BEAUFORT, well known for its Cassis.Nextto Beaufort the castle, really worth to see.

VIANDEN, one of the most famous beauty spots in the Grand Duchy. A real architectural jewel: the castle, main structure dating back to the 11-13th century.

CLERVAUX in the midst of the Ardennes. BenedictineAbbeybuiltin 1910 in Romanesque-Burgundian style. See as well the feudal castle.

ESCH SUR SURE, sitting inside the loop taken by the river Sure.

Overlooking the village are the ruins of a castle (10th century). Take the road from Esch stir Sure to INSENBORN. The road runs along the lake of Haute Sure, wonderful panoramic view points

Also worth a visit: Diekirch and Wiltz.

Schroeder Jewelry

The "Pas de Deux" collection. Schroeder Jewelry
The "Pas de Deux" collection. Schroeder Jewelry

Have a nice stay in Luxembourg and lots of fun shopping

Let yourself be tempted to do a pleasant and interesting shopping-spree in the city-center of Luxembourg. All the great brands are represented here and you won't have any difficulty, to find your favorite articles.

Antique Strass and collectable Jewelry

Already in 1734 George Frederic Strass became Court Jeweler to Louis XV, he had been established since 1719 on in Paris. Strasses become famous as the inventor of imitation of precious gems. In spite of the fact that the ladies of the Court were not deprived of Diamonds and Pearls, the Countess of Dubarry became an enthusiastic customer of Strass, ever admiring the superb craftsmanship and individuality of his creations.

The appreciation of the art of the Jeweler began long before the 18th century and to the present day even the Princess of Wales occasionally wears antique Jewelry which is neither an heirloom nor made of extremely precious material, only its excellence and charm grants its Royal license.

Women young or old, fat or thin know that a well chosen antique Jewel can not only enhance their appearance but also their bank balance should they be forced to sell a short notice.

Antique Jewelry keeps its value on a different level to the swinging price pendulum of just Diamonds, since craftsmanship and individual design prevail rather than the market price of the Beers.

It should however not be forgotten that for several years "Art Nouveau" and "Art Deco" Jewelry through its contemporary fashion appeal achieved the same aesthetic and pecuniary value as Antique Jewelry.

ANTIQUE SILVER OVAL BOX

Sterling Silver Antique Finish Flower Toering Toe Ring

SCHROEDER

Leafing through Schroeder's personnel album, is retracing the history of the jeweller's craft in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. For excellent reasons.

The story began in 1877. Following apprenticeship in London and Chicago, Lambert Schroeder, by now a master of his craft, founded the company bearing his name in Luxembourg.

Soon he met business success, as well as international reco­gnition. In 1930 Schroeder acquired the honour to bear the title: "By Appointment to the Court".

Tradition compells. Today Schroeder Jewelry is proud to be able to present you its new collections.

Collections created by Schroeder, jewelers with an international reputation. Every piece in the collections is more than a jewel. It belong family of fine jewels, clearly distinguished by its identifying mark, the trapezium. A collection that every detail bespeaks finest workmanship, from design to advertising and naturally including presentation. Every jewel is entirely hand-made and complemented by others in the range.

The collections are designed for women who appreciate the beauty and these are jewels appropriate for wear on every occasion, from morning to evening.

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg -- A Visual Tour

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Prisana 5 years ago from Thailand and Colorado

Thanks for sharing your hub on Luxembourg. Great information and video. The video along with your words really gave me a feel for the charming country.


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nikipa 5 years ago from Eastern Europe Author

Thank you Prisana! Hope we will share more travel hubs in the near future! Great to meet you!

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