In our new Globe Trotter series, Viral Travel reviews all the best places to see, eat, and stay at, in every country of the world!
This week we visit: Luxembourg
One of the smallest nations in Europe, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is a wonderful landlocked country that has a total area of only 2,586 square kilometers (998 sq mi). Despite its small size, Luxembourg has many splendid tourist attractions and is definitely a place worth visiting.
Vianden Castle is one of the largest fortified castles of the romanesque and gothic periods in Europe. Visitors to this feudal residence can enjoy the breath-taking view that overlooks the entire town, and explore the lavish interior which has been refurnished as authentically as possible.
The Grand Duke’s Palace is the official residence of the Grand Duke of Luxembourd, and the place where he performs his official duties. Needless to say that the building itself is amazing, with one of the most beautiful facades in the city. The Palace is open for tours exclusively during the summer months, but you can observe the renowned Luxembourg military perform ceremonial duties all year long.
The Bock Casemates are part of Luxembourg City’s Old Fortifications, the only UNESCO World Heritage site in the country. A natural fortification, the Bock Casemates are also famous for their underground systems of passages and galleries, which once held facilities for housing equipment and horses, as well as kitchens, workshops and bakeries.
BONUS: Visit the Market at Place Guillaume on Wednesdays and Sundays to experience a piece of everyday Luxembourg life and buy colorful fruits and veggies, flowers, souvenirs and many other things.