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Wëllkomm to Luxembourg, Top 10 tourist places, Gutt Rees

July 2016, we were travelling from Amsterdam to Luxembourg, Being students and having financial constraint, Bus was the best option. Bus took 7 hours and ticket was around 24 pounds. We booked home stay near city center so that we can walk nearby locations. Hotels are comparatively costly. I don’t eat meat or fish, there are lots of Indian restaurants which serve vegetarian food however it is costly. Here I am list my top 10 list, I hope to visit these places again as early as possible.

 

Grund

Astonishingly striking “Grund” is yawning down in the green valley, and the unique design pebble houses are built straight into the rock faces. Major tourist attractions comprise a fifteenth-century bridge, ancient stone fortifications, terraced gardens and vineyards.

 

Walk Through a Fortification Tunnel

Originally built in 963 to protect the citizens, the spot was overrun and conquered by forces from France, Spain, Germany, and Austria, the Bock Casemates were expanded and influenced by some of the greatest architectural minds ever to walk the planet.

 

The Old Town of Luxembourg

The old historic town of Luxembourg is an amazing place to wander around. Enjoy spectacular views of the old city with its stone bridges across the river and the former fortress of the old city of Luxembourg.

 

Echternach

It’s the perfect base camp for exploring the region because of the laid-back “lazy afternoon ramble” atmosphere of the place. Plan to stay here if you’re interested in hiking in Mullertal or Cycling along the River. For the last 500 years, pilgrims come every Whit Tuesday for the dancing procession in honour of the town’s founder, St. Willibrord.

 

Notre Dame Cathedral

Built in the 17th century by Jesuit priests, one of the signature features here is the north gate which is baroque in style and is covered with pretty stained glass that dates from the 19th and 20th centuries. Famous statue of the Madonna and Jesus is present in miniature form that sits over the altar. It is also famous for its crypt which contains graves of members of the Luxembourg royal family and which is guarded by two lion statues.

 

Vianden Castle

Built between the 11th and 14th centuries, the castle now ranks as a monument of not only regional, but European importance.  Inside and out this castle has plenty to see for all ages, and if you walk down into the village you can eat in one of the open nature restaurants along the river.

 

Chemin de la Corniche

Hailed as ‘Europe’s most beautiful balcony’, this pedestrian promenade winds along the course of the 17th-century city ramparts with views across the river canyon towards the hefty fortifications of the Wenzelsmauer (Wenceslas Wall). The rampart-top walk continues along Blvd Victor Thorn to the Dräi Tier (Triple Gate) tower, stretching 600m in total.

 

Esch-sur-Sûre Castle

First built around 920, the castle was originally an eight-meter-tall tower atop the tallest hill in the area, which was subsequently surrounded by farm buildings. It was not until later on in the 13th century that the tower was expanded upon, creating a more traditional castle-like structure. This final expansion of the site was carried out by the final couple of Counts of Esch, who gave the town (and its castle), their name.

 

Müllerthal trail

The Müllerthal trail is a 112 km (69 miles) walking trail in Luxembourg’s ‘Little Switzerland’. For the experienced hikers, there are three loops of 37-38 km (23 miles) each, but some parts of the trail are very easily accessible by car, so you can easily make shorter walks on the nicest parts of the trail.

 

National Museum of History and Art

 In the historic Fish Market area (the old town center), the MNHA collections – art objects, archeological finds, furniture, tools, coins, arms, and documents dealing with the history of the country – are housed in a stunning new building. There’s a particular emphasis on the Gallo-Roman period and displays illustrating the artistic, social, religious, and intellectual life of Luxembourgers from the 16th to the early 20th centuries.

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Author has worked in many different countries such as Japan, UK, Germany, India, China, Italy etc. and currently heading MIFT Research and Development.

MIFT ( Mysore Institute of Fashion Technology) students, trainee and scholars study and research about fashion, makeup, forecasting, e commerce, disruptive technologies in fashion & cosmetics industry. The primary research objective is to create open industry modular ecosystem platform for fashion designers and makeup artists to work and earn in hyper personal and local market using IR 4 and 5 ( industrial revolution) technologies to disrupt connected digitalization of mass production. 

 

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