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Luxembourg, the eponymous capital of the Grand Duchy, is a far cry from the glass-fronted banks and European Union offices that many people imagine it to be. Its old town perches over the steep drops of the ravines that protect the Alzette and Pétrusse rivers. This UNESCO-listed area is full of hidden spaces to explore and cosy cafes to discover. There are good museums and a great dining scene to take advantage of and, if you visit at the weekend, parking is free. Now that is truly unique!
Luxembourg is officially divided into 24 districts, but you really only need to know four to see the city at its best.
Ville Haute - The high city is the name of the historic old town that must rank as one of Europe’s most scenic urban areas. Hugging the ravines of two rivers and offering panoramic views, it is a joy to wander around and relax in.
Ville Basse - The low city is a continuation of the old town as it nestles into the gorge that cuts across the city. More photogenic and picturesque delights can be seen here.
Gare - Around the train station can be found many excellent restaurants and cafés.
Kirchberg - The modern city is full of banks and European Union buildings but it does also hold Utopolis, a multiplex cinema, and a shopping mall.
Things to See in Luxembourg City
The river of Luxembourg has over time dug out a huge valley called the Ville Basse: stroll around this spectacular area and stop at the fortress nearby. Just off the Place Guillaume is the Grand Ducal Palace which has been fully restored. There are many memorials to those who lost their lives during World War II, such as the Gëlle Fra (or the Golden Lady) or the Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial. The Kirchberg area houses a number of buildings built by celebrated architects like Richard Meyer and Gottfried Benn.
There are plenty of opportunities to enjoy fine food and even finer wines in the capital city. In the Grund area of the old town there are a number of inviting pubs but you will find the best restaurants around the pedestrianised old town or near the train station. There is an interesting market that is held on Wednesdays and Saturdays that can be explored at Place Guillaume. Here there is also the Neoclassical town hall fronted by two bronze lions and filled with tables and chairs from the surrounding cafes that are often treated to music from the square’s bandstand. The MUDAM showcases modern art in a building designed by I.M. Pei, the man who created the pyramid at the Louvre.