The City of Luxembourg has a lot of tourist attractions. Unlike other cities that consist of cultural and historic architecture, Luxembourg City has a wide range of ancient history of different cultures. The Fortress of the old city of Luxembourg is a UNESCO heritage site and people from all over the world come here to experience art and culture in its true form.
Luxembourg is known as the city of a thousand contrasts and has many UNESCO World Heritage Sites. There are so many things to do in Luxembourg City; all you have to do is get on a bus or a small tourist train that will take you on a journey to the most beautiful parts of the city. The Kirchberg district is something you should definitely have a look at when you are visiting the city. It is a European quarter that makes modern architecture. One of its most famous buildings is called the Philharmonie which is a concert hall and right next to it you can see the Mudam which is the Museum of Modern Art. That museum is connected to another museum which is called the Museum Drai Eechelen where it has a rooftop that shows a gorgeous view of the entire place. Another thing to do in Luxembourg City is to stroll down to the American Military Cemetery where there are more than 5000 graves of American Soldiers. These soldiers died in the Second World War. If you’re interested in more religious sites then you can also take a look at Quirinus Chapel. It is a Gothic Chapel that was built in 1355. If you want to add more excitement to your trip then make sure you book your tickets and plan your stay during June so that you can join the City Festival. This festival takes place between June and September. The festival allows you to enjoy free markets, concerts, exhibitions and sports events through the entire city and will save you a lot of money on your trip.
The Barrio Grund is one of the most picturesque places in the entire city. If the weather is in your favor, it is the perfect place to relax, enjoy a lovely view and have a nice meal. You have the opportunity to walk around and for those who cannot walk around too much can also use lifts to get around. There are exquisite restaurants and cafes providing appetizing food and drinks. What makes it all the more better is that there is a river on the side that makes the view of the place look fantastic. Another exciting adventure is to go on the Mullerthal Trail. A great hiking experience for all ages. The trial takes you along a beautiful path where you will be able to see lots of rock walls and forest trees surrounding you and if you go further on in the trail you will also find the gorgeous Tripe Waterfall.
Luxembourg is not short in historical riches. The affluent nation has showcased plenty of ways they commemorate the events in history. One of these is the Golden Lady Monument aka Gelle Fra, or what is referred to by the world as the Monument of Remembrance. There are plenty of things to do in Monument of Remembrance. Don’t forget to make it one of your stops as you explore the city.
Standing on the constitution square, the monument was built in 1923. This was as tribute to the valiant people of Luxembourg who lost their lives in World War I. The memorial portrays a gold plated female on top of a stone obelisk. The monument was pulled down in 1940 by the Nazis. However in 1984 extensive restoration gave the monument back its original appearance. To this day Gelle Fra remains a symbol of resistance and Freedom for the people of Luxembourg.
Including all the things to do in Monument of Remembrance, the best is to enjoy the view of the Petrusse Valley, which is surrounded by fortresses. This is one of the few places that offer this splendid a sight of the place.
Hamilton was founded by George Hamilton when he settled in the area. The city’s museums are stops to enjoy. One interesting point is the haunted Hamilton ghostwalk, another is Crooks Hollow historical trail where one will see ruins of a bygone era. Hamilton is also sometimes referred to as the city of waterfalls. There are over 100 waterfalls in the biosphere.
New Plymouth is a major city in New Zealand that has prospered because of its natural resources. There are festivals held during the year such as the festival of lights and surfing competitions (held occasionally in the summer), the city is popular for its beaches. You can also visit the Puke Ariki museum and library that provides free entry to visitors.
Queenstown is a very pretty town in a stunning locale overlooking lake and The Remarkables mountains. Although its located at such a beautiful spot, it is more known to be a party town, rather than being tranquil. The town is full of natural activities though like horseback riding. You can take tours of the mountains and visit a few locations for bungy jumping.
Rotorua sits on the shores of lake Rotorua of New Zealand. It offers an array of water activities and for this reason its tourism industry is quite well developed to cater to your needs. Enjoy free entry to natural formations of the area like. Wai-O-Tapu thermal wonderland is very popular along with the redwoods of Whakarewarewa Forest.
Taupo is a town that lies at the northern end of Lake Taupo. Taupo is reknowned for its adventure recreational activities. The town is famous for its sky diving and the natural splendor of the region only adds to your experience. As you can imagine the lake is the center of Taupo’s attraction and allows for many water activities.
The major city of Tauranga along the eastern coast of the north island of New Zealand. The city offers natural sights for its visitors, Maunganui beach and Mount Manganui and Mclarens fall park. And the chance to do some Dolphin and whale watching. Take a chance to take to Kayaking and canoeing and Moturiki island.
The Notre Dame Cathedral is the most beautiful church in all of Luxembourg. Not only is it historically important, it is also one of the most spiritual places to visit in the city. If you are even a little religious then this place is a must for you. Even if you aren’t religious you will love the beautiful gothic architecture of the building. The most notable thing about the architecture of the Notre Dame Cathedral is that while the whole design is very gothic, it also has some elements of the renaissance era, which makes it very interesting for people interested in architecture.
The inside of the Notre Dame Cathedral is just as beautiful as the outside of it. There is a grand feeling due to the beautiful wooden work that is inside and the beautiful lighting as well. An important piece of art also resides in this church; The Political Prisoner, a statue by the famed local artist Lucien Wercollier. It depicts a prisoner whose hands are bound; it shows the plight of a prisoner Lucien Wercollier himself saw being tortured while he was locked up in the prison by Nazis. The sculpture does a great job of showing the despair of the prisoner.
The Petrusse river side has to be one of the most beautiful sights in the urban world. Mostly, you see beauty in nature, but here, the riverside with the old buildings makes you feel like you are in a painting. This is the True Luxembourg, plain yet beautiful buildings made alongside nature, and both are present in harmony.
We often see in cities that whole areas are razed to make urbanization easy; however in Luxembourg the philosophy seems to be very different. Here what matters is that the greenery and natural beauty be maintained alongside the city, and it is easy to see them from this river’s side. The beautiful town which contributes the visuals to the side of the river is called Hollerich.
The Petrusse casemates are also a very important thing to do if you are in Luxembourg. The casemates are tunnels which were made to keep the city safe so forces can move easily. It is very eerie to travel the tunnels with the river outside. Do note that the casemates are often closed for renovations and cleanup, thus if you are planning to visit the casemates we would highly recommend inquiring about their status first.