Luxembourg City is the capital of one of the smallest countries of Europe – the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, with a total population of over half a million. Â A number of attractions like the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Grand Ducal Palace, the Bock Casemates, the historical castles and museums offer an opportunity to delve deeper into the city’s culture and lifestyle (fellow Europe a la Carte blogger, Amanda also suggestsÂ not to ignore the city)Â but what sets it apart from the other cities in Europe is its location.
Luxembourg city is situated atop high cliffs, overlooking the Alzette and Petrusse rivers, thereby providing spectacular views of the valleys and gorges beneath. Check out the delightful sights at the Petrusse Valley, located below the Adolphe and Passerelle bridges.
A walk along the city center and the nearby areas lets you appreciate the beauty of this historical city and if you get tired of walking, take the Petrusse Express Train that offers a ride through these picturesque spots. The train runs during the months of April through October and costs â‚¬8,50.
Last year, the city also played host to the ING Europe Marathon.
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