Luxembourg is primarily a destination for business travel, rather than tourism. However, whatever the reason for your visit, we recommend eliminating unnecessary airport waiting times by booking in advance a taxi from Luxembourg Airport, giving you a comfortable, fast and direct journey to your destination. Situated in central Europe, between Germany, France and Belgium, it is the only state in the world whose political form is that of the Grand Duchy.
The geography of Luxembourg is limiting, and its population is less than 500,000. Despite this, the political and economic influence of Luxembourg is significant, primarily because it is a member of the Benelux confederation, and secondly because it is one of the founding countries of the European Union.
Perched on a cheer rock spur, the capital is Luxembourg City, which is home to about 85,000 inhabitants. About fifty bridges and viaducts connect the fortress with the rest of the territory. In the old city, the historic centre, on a hill overlooking the Alzette River, there is a series of Renaissance monuments whose artistic and historical value is such that UNESCO recognised it as a World Heritage Site.
Luxembourg City is an important financial centre in Europe and worldwide but above all, it is home to some of the most important institutions of the European community, such as the Court of Auditors and the European Court of Justice. Its prominent economic and political role makes this city a lively cultural centre, with many museums, libraries, and research institutes.
What to see in Luxembourg
If you visit the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, we would suggest you take a few hours to visit and do the following:
- A walk through the historic centre of the capital with its Grande Rue, full of bars and luxury shops.
- Notre Dame: Gothic cathedral, built in the seventeenth century, which houses the tombs of the Grand Dukes of Luxembourg.
- Grand Duke Palace: the official residence of the Grand Dukes since 1895; it has been described as "the small Buckingham Palace".