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LUXEMBOURG


Location - Western Europe; Capital - Luxembourg City; Population - 500,000; Currency - Euro

I took a Eurostar from London to Brussels and eventually reached Luxembourg. I've tagged Luxembourg on to my trip to another small nation, Liechtenstein.

 

euroLuxembourg is part of the Euro zone

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


lux50One of the best views of Luxembourg City is from the bottom of the Grund looking up to the Corniche

 

 

lux41Spot who's admiring the Alzette river - Luxembourg City

 

 

lux44Here's a closer look - Luxembourg City

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

lux40The Alzetter river at the Grund, Luxembourg City

 

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lux57Walking down Luxembourg City's Corniche

 

 

lux38Looking up from the Grund, Luxembourg City

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

lux51A little closer to the top - Luxembourg City

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

lux4Rue Sigefroi - the archway on the left leads down to the Grund, Luxembourg City

 

 

lux35A closer look at the archway, Luxembourg City

 

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lux37Autumn colours in Luxembourg City

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

lux64A view of the Grund and Alzette river from Luxembourg City's Corniche

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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lux71The church of St Jean overlooks the Alzette river. On the left are the fortified walls of the Bock Casemates - Luxembourg City

 

 

lux72The Bock Casemates and the church of St Jean - Luxembourg City

 

 

 

lux10The Spanish carved out the Bock Casemates in 1644 - Luxembourg City

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

lux11Over the centuries the Bock Casemates were enlarged and Luxembourg became known as the 'Gibraltar of the North' - Luxembourg City

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

lux78A beautiful area of Luxembourg City lies between the 2 bridges crossing the Alzette in the centre of the city

 

 

lux83Alzette river and the Bock Casemates - Luxembourg City

 

 

lux84The church of St Jean, Luxembourg City

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

lux6A statue in the Place du Theatre, Luxembourg City

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

lux32The Luxembourg Philharmonic Hall - Luxembourg City

 

 

lux24The central Place d'Armes holds a market every Saturday - Luxembourg City

 

 

lux19The 16th century Palais Grand-Ducal is the former residence of Luxembourg royalty - Luxembourg City

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

lux88aLovely autumnal colours in the Petrusse area of Luxembourg City.
In the top right is the viaduct, which links the station area to the old town

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

lux89A few hundred metres from the viaduct is Pont Adolphe - Luxembourg City

 

 

lux95Pont Adolphe, Luxembourg City

 

 

lux96To the left is the Place de la Constitution and the spires of the Notre Dame Cathedral, Luxembourg City

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

lux99North east of Luxembourg City, on the German border, is Echternach

 

 

lux100Echternach's basilica is one of the most important religious buildings in Luxembourg

 

 

lux103A pathway alongside the Echternach basilica

 

More info on Echternach here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

lux104Founded in 698 by St Willibrord, Echternach is the oldest town in Luxembourg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

lux106Echternach is in the Mullerthal region of Luxembourg, an area of great appeal for hikers

 

 

lux118The morning mist burns away to reveal a stunning view of Bourscheid Castle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

lux111Construction and expansion of Bourscheid Castle spans the 11th to the 15th century

 

My YouTube video here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

lux115Go to Bourscheid Camping for these views - Bourscheid Castle

 

 

lux123The Sure valley stretches out below - Bourscheid Castle

 

 

lux124The river Sure winds its way beneath Bourscheid Castle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

lux126The Sure river, Bourscheid

 

More info on Bourscheid here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

lux127The pretty town of Vianden is about an hour away from Luxembourg City by bus & train

 

 

lux133Vianden Castle is lit up in the evening

 

 

lux135Parts of Vianden Castle date to the 11th century

 

More about Vianden castle here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

lux155Grand Rue is the main street in Vianden

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

lux156Grand Rue, Vianden

 

 

lux138Take a cable car trip for excellent views of Vianden

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

lux143The cable car glides over the Our river - Vianden

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

lux146At the top of the hill is a cafe where you can enjoy the castle, the river Our and the town itself - Vianden

 

 

lux148The castle and town of Vianden

 

 

lux149Vianden as seen from the cable car

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Website and content Copyright © 2008-2012 Mark Wilkinson. All rights reserved.

 

LINKS

www.cfl.lu - train times and info

www.ont.lu - the National Tourist Office, which includes a public transport timetable

www.ont.lu/card-en - the very useful Luxembourg Card

www.agendalux.lu - what's going on in Luxembourg (in French only)

 

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