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The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

Posted December 10, 2013
As one of the smallest sovereign nations in Europe it sure has a big heart and is known by the motto: "Mir wëlle bleiwe wat mir sinn"" which translates as "We want to remain what we are". Well, if that is what the city wants, then that is likely what it will achieve, at least if mass tourism could be blamed for the change. When visited in November 2013 the city of Luxembourg was pretty much void of any significant number of tourists. Sadly, this could be due to many people's perceptions that Luxembourg is not worth visiting. When in Paris I told a fellow traveller that I was heading to Luxembourg and he reacted in a manner I came across several times "huh, what do you want to do in Luxembourg?!". Well, off I went. Within two hours my train arrived at the Luxembourg main station from where it was a short bus ride to the new town (above the old town) where most of the accommodation is located. The old city of Luxembourg was from the 16th century until 1867, when many of its walls were dismantled, one of Europe's greatest fortified sites. With a long and rich history dating back to the 12th century, the beautiful old city is one of the greatest gems in Europe and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Go spend a few days in Luxembourg. It may just warmly embrace you as it did to me - and left me with lasting memories! PHOTOS OF LUXEMBOURG