Places of Interest
Top 4 Architectural Sights
- Fort Thungen / Three Acorns, Luxembourg City
- Chateau de Vianden, Vianden
- Basilica of Saint Willibrord, Echternach
- Grand Duke Jean Museum of Modern Art (MUDAM), Luxembourg City
Fort Thungen is an impressive historic fortification in Luxembourg City. It is also known locally as the Three Acorns, because of the acorns situated atop each tower. The fort is all that remains of the city's fortifications after the Treaty of London in 1867 demanded that they were demolished, however it was extensively restored in the 1990s. Chateau de Vianden dates from the 11th century and took 300 years to build. It was built on the site of an even earlier Roman fortification and was the seat of the influential Vianden counts. It is one of the largest and most important examples of a gothic and Romanesque residence to be found anywhere in Europe. Basilica of Saint Willibrord is to be found in Echternach, the oldest city in Luxembourg. It dates from 698 and has an 11th century crypt with a marble sarcophagus containing the remains of Saint Willibrord. It is also renowned for its impressive frescoes. The Grand Duke Jean Museum of Modern Art, also known as MUDAM, houses an impressive collection of contemporary art by more than 100 artists.
Top 4 Natural Sights
- The Ardennes
- Jardin de Wiltz
- The Moselle Valley
- Mullerthal Trail
The Ardennes is a wild area of mountains, forests and rivers, containing a huge variety of wildlife. The Jardin de Wiltz is a living work of art created and maintained by people with disabilities and by the long-term unemployed. The Moselle Valley and river is one of the most beautiful areas of Europe. It winds its way through vineyards, sleepy hamlets and dramatic castles, making for a pleasant drive with your rental vehicle. The Mullerthal Trail runs through the Mullerthal region, known as the Little Switzerland of Luxembourg. It is renowned for its forests and pastures, where natural paths take you through impressive canyons and strange rock formations.