Tag: Luxembourg – country full of surprises
Tradition, modernity and unique nature of Luxembourg is the land of diversity and contrasts. Although the capital of the Grand Duchy has only 100,000 inhabitants, people from over 150 countries abound here. You all know to appreciate the advantages of the more than thousand year old fortress city and enjoy. Not for nothing it is called the green heart of Europe: green spaces that invite to walks or bike rides are a third. The old town around the Cathedral the UNESCO for many years to the world cultural heritage. While the imposing remains of the former fortifications are admired around the “Bock” rock, stands out from Europe – and financial district with its outstanding contemporary buildings including the much acclaimed Philharmonic Orchestra and the light-filled Museum of modern art (Mudam). Despite its stunning modernization in recent decades, Luxembourg has always remained a metropolis in the human scale.
You can easily stroll through the shopping streets, located on settle a shaded terrace on a glass of wine and go later in one of the numerous restaurants everything from home-style cuisine is offered to star menus. And because multilingualism is a virtue of the Luxemburgish rider, one feels necessarily quite as at home… Diversity and contrasts continue beyond the city’s borders. In just a few minutes, it is with the car in one of the four values to visit regions of the country. Deep, wooded valleys and windy high plateau characterize the Ardennes in the North.
Views of a magnificent scenery await visitors, two nature parks known for their local, organic products, as well as numerous medieval castles and fortresses. The Mullerthal, known as the locals lovingly small Luxembourg Switzerland attracts with its impressive rock formations. Demanding hikers come here with security at their own expense. Also a visit to the Abbey town of Echternach, which is considered the oldest village of the country and its international is recommended Reputation owes a high-profile Music Festival and the eponymous dancing procession on Whit Tuesday. To the East lies the Mosel region with its mild micro-climate and the vineyards. Along the River with the Federal Republic is advisable a bike ride; It is also to discover the wine route with its medieval villages, where gourmets not only full-bodied cremant and white wines, but also tasty dishes of the local cuisine can be enjoyed, as the typical Friture (small fried River fish). The “land of the Red Earth” in the South is named after the brilliant iron ore, which long provided for the prosperity of the country. In the industrial wasteland reconquered by nature, the visitor can wander extensively or take a trip with a historic train.