Luxembourg Luxembourg

European Rail Guide to Luxembourg

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CurrencyEuro
Local languageGerman, French, Luxembourgish
Country Luxembourg

Introduction

Luxembourg City is the capital city of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. The city is situated where the Petrusse and Alzetter rivers meet in the South of the country.


Luxembourg is a city at the heart of Europe in more ways than one. It's within a few hours (by train) from Cologne, Paris and Brussels and is a seat of the European Court of Justice, the European Investment Bank and the European Court of Auditors. It is also one of the wealthiest cities in the world with its booming financial services industry.


The city is situated at the meeting point of two Roman roads - the first building here was a fortified tower constructed to guard the crossing. Through the ages the location developed into an important, strategic military location and the city grew from there to what it is today.


With its rich history at the centre of Europe Luxembourg has many places of interest for any visitor. The most notable landmarks being Notre Dame Cathedral, Grand Ducal Palace, Neumunster Abbey, the Adolphe Bridge and Luxembourg city hall. Other cultural places of interest include the National Museum of Natural History, Philharmonie Luxembourg, Villa Louvigny, Monument of the Millennium, Mudam and the National Museum of History and Art.

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