Luxembourg - A beautiful forgotten land
Luxembourg city is in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg - a small continent in Western Europe, bordering Belgium, France, and Germany. The small Luxembourg city has many attractive sites, attracting a lot of tourists all over the world. Luxembourg tourism will surely be an exciting and impressive journey of discovery.
LUXEMBOURG CITY-CULTURAL CAPITAL
Built around the meeting point of the Moselle and Sûre rivers, the beautiful Luxembourg city has a great cultural importance of this country. The old city of Luxembourg is ranked by UNESCO as a world heritage site in December 1994.
Wandering the cobbled streets, through small paths leading to charming old houses, along with being surrounded by large museums, hotels, and restaurants, Luxembourg is attractive enough to retain anyone in a few days.
Notre-Dame Cathedral in Luxembourg was built in the 17th century in Gothic architecture and is the city's major Roman Catholic church. The architecture of the church still retains its original beauty. When visiting the Notre Dame Cathedral you will see a famous bronze monument located in the center of the church, carved by the talented hand of the famous sculptor Lucien Wercollier.
THE FAMILY OF MAN
The Family of Man is an exhibition hall of Steichen, which he says represents "the peak of his career" with 503 photos selected from 2 million images of other photographers around the world. These pictures represent people's emotions in the love, joy, and pain of war, disease, and death. The exhibition even turned into a book of the same name and was printed in 38 countries. More than 9 million people visited, watched the exhibition and were permanently displayed at Clervaux. In 2003 this exhibition hall was recognized by UNESCO as a cultural heritage of the world.
The fortresses and crevices are where you will find the famous entrance to Casemates - a 23km network of underground tunnels from solid rock. Walkways and galleries are known as places of cannons. With a total length of 23km (14 miles) and a depth of 40m (130 ft), they can accommodate 50 cannons and an army of 1,200 people. In addition, these tunnels also have underground facilities to equip household appliances and horses as well as kitchens, ovens, and slaughterhouses.
When the surface fortresses were dismantled in 1875, most of the underground defenses were still unaffected, 17km (11 miles) of the roads remained today. In 1994, the underground tunnels were added to the UNESCO World Heritage List, attracting about 100,000 visitors each year.
Luxembourg's Guillaume Square, one of the city's largest open spaces, is the former site of the Franciscan monastery that was converted into a pedestrian zone. In the center is the horse riding statue of William II, the Dutch King and the Duke of Luxembourg. This is also where you will find the lovely Town Hall and the famous lion of Trémont.
SAINT MARTIN CAVE
Saint Martin is a wine cellar located next to the Moselle Luxembourg river, dating back 75 years. Saint Martin wine cellar is carved into stone mountains, creating an impressive landscape. Here, you can just admire the cave and enjoy the wines prepared by the traditional method.
ECHTERNACH ABBEY MUSEUM
Echternach Abbey Museum in Abbey Palace was built in 1727, displaying artifacts depicting the life and work of Saint Willibrord - Northumbria missionary who died in Echternach in the 8th century. The Echternach Abbey Museum has a great appeal by exhibiting artifacts, creating a great attraction for visitors.
By: Olivia Swift