Travelling to Luxembourg

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Luxembourg City is the capital of Luxembourg. Located in the south of the small country, it has a population of roughly 107,000. It is also the seat of the national government and the home of the Grand Ducal Family. It has a high percentage of immigrants living there due to its many international organisations. The city has always been of important military significance having been under the rule of many different nations a number of times throughout history. The country became neutral in 1890 but was occupied in the 2 subsequent world wars. Following this, Luxembourg ended it neutrality and became a member of several inter and supra-governmental institutions, such as the EU.

Seat for several institutions of the EU and important for banking and administrative centre. Inhabitants have second-highest per capita GDP in the world with $80,119. It's the centre of the country and an important tourist attraction. Due to its castles and old buildings, the entire city is a UNESCO world heritage site.

Walking Around in Luxembourg

There are few cities in Europe in which visitors can explore the most interesting sites in a day, and Luxembourg is one of these cities. There are big attractions in Luxembourg, and compact layout of the city makes it easy to walk around and explore. Walk to the old town or marvel at the fortifications that have made this city a UNESCO world heritage site. Explore the Grund or walk along the Chemin de la Corniche and leave the city with a treasure trove of memories and experiences. This hilly city is divided into two sections, a lower and upper level. The Viaduc Bridge is one way to get a bird's eye view of the city skyline. A walk around Luxembourg would not be complete without touring the old town with its maze of gorgeous streets, shopping outlets, museums, and restaurants. It also hosts the grand Notre Dame Cathedral and the royal Palace of the Grand Dukes. The Pfafenthal Lift also offers a great way to see the city, but the Casemate du Bock arguably has the best panoramic views of Luxembourg. To top off your walk, head over to Place de la Constitution for a trip down the city's WWII memory lane.

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